Special Alert
Special Alert

Westlake

Westlake, nestled among cypress trees along the Calcasieu River, is a friendly community and an integral part of an ever expanding industrial area that includes a population of over 5,000 people. Westlake, Louisiana features 175 diversified businesses, 5 financial institutions, 18 churches, and 4 schools. Westlake’s beautiful lakeside casino and hotels are the areas most popular attractions. Westlake, Louisiana’s beautiful parks are another of its assets, featuring facilities for swimming, softball, basketball, boating and fishing.

Westlake River
Beautiful Calcasieu River

As a gateway to Sam Houston Jones State Park, the community of Westlake has flourished with amazing dexterity and zeal. Improvements have been taking place rapidly making Westlake, Louisiana an ideal place to live.

Westlake River 2
Scenic Calcasieu River

Prior to being known as the lumber and shipbuilding capital in West Calcasieu Parish, Westlake was known as “Rio Hondo” (No Man’s Land) to cattle rustlers, pirates and renegades. In the early 1800’s settlers came to the area and purchased land. The first official recorded land transaction was made on November 1, 1824 which was the purchase of 640 acres that included part of the area now known as Westlake, Louisiana. A post office was established around 1883, which lead to the eventual establishment of the Westlake area. A few years later the town became known as Westlake, Louisiana. The city was officially incorporated in 1945.

For more information about Westlake, Louisiana visit the Westlake city website.

Events

Events

On Saturday, October 20th, ArtsFest returns to engage area children in a free arts festival at the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Exhibition Hall. This long-running event, hosted annually by the Read More →
Sulphur’s annual Cal-Cam Fair is a fall tradition for many Southwest Louisiana residents - and for good reason. Sponsored by the Cal-Cam Fair Association, the 94-year-old fair will take place Read More →
The 5th annual Chuck Fest - Saturday, October 20, 2018. FESTivities will kick off at noon and continue through the night, with live music, food, art and more! Read More →
On Saturday, October 20, the Lake Charles Civic Center will come to life at the eighth annual Culture Fest Louisiana, which will celebrate the diversity of Southwest Louisiana with food, Read More →
"The Haunted Ship - Lake Charles" Set to Open Friday, 28 September at the USS ORLECK Naval Museum Read More →
The Lost Hollows, a locally owned and family-operated attraction, is the largest and most terrifying outdoor haunt in Lake Charles, Louisiana! The fright-filled trail is open every Friday and Read More →
Join us for free concert at MorganField. Join us on the beautiful grounds of The Village at MorganField in October for Music at MorganField! This free, family event will feature live Read More →
This fall, locals can take guided walking tours through Lake Charles history and visit historic spots where time lies still. On October 26, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., five Lake Charles Read More →
Boudin Wars is an Read More →
Welcome EGGHeads! Join us at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Saturday, October 27th for the inaugural Gulf Coast EGGfest! What's an EGGfest?! Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. University of Central Arkansas - Time TBA at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
Drive out to the Stars and Stripes in the Park Classic Car Show Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Heritage Square, 1211 Ruth St. in Sulphur. This event features hundreds of Read More →
"The Haunted Ship - Lake Charles" Set to Open Friday, 28 September at the USS ORLECK Naval Museum Read More →
"The Haunted Ship - Lake Charles" Set to Open Friday, 28 September at the USS ORLECK Naval Museum Read More →
Begin your terrifying Halloween journey with a hayride at The Lost Hollows! After traveling to the creepiest woods in Southwest Louisiana, get lost on the Deadly Pines trail, a spine-tingling Read More →