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Outdoor Recreation

There are many different ways to experience the sights and sounds of Southwest Louisiana. From kayaks to bikes to pontoons, check through the list below to see which is right for you. While you're at it, don't forget to experience the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. See alligators, ride airboats and experience the natural splendor of Louisiana's coastal marshlands.

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana offers lush hunting grounds and glistening waters filled with fish, from freshwater to the saltwater shores of the Gulf of Mexico, lapping up onto sand and shell beaches. Birding is top notch, with Southwest Louisiana located along the Mississippi Central Flyways meaning that hundreds of thousands of waterfowl winter here. Fishing is a year round affair with bass, crappie, redfish, and panfish - perfect for any Cajun dish! Crabbing is a local pastime, and anyone can join in the fun.

You will also want to check out Sam Houston Jones State Park or stroll out onto the Wetland Walkway at the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge for an up close view of alligators and the majesty of the marsh. The Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center has interactive displays so you can experience stories of animated Cajun characters, T'Maurice and Tante Marie!

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Southwest Louisiana has roped ’em back in, as the Louisiana Junior High Finals Rodeo and Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo return to the Burton Coliseum. The Junior High Finals will take Read More →
Cameran Nelson live at Jack After Dark. About Nelson's knack for the neon lights and passion for the stage all started at the age of thirteen when he began playing bass in his Read More →
Downtown at Sundown second concert features Boomerang. Another “can’t miss” event this spring is the Downtown at Sundown Outdoor Concert Series , starting on Read More →
Background: During the City of Lake Charles Centennial Celebration, Mayor James Sudduth buried a time capsule at what is now 1911 Historic City Hall. When the capsule was buried, Read More →
Country superstar Wynonna and her band, The Big Noise will perform at Golden Nugget Lake Charles in the Grand Event Center on Friday, May 26 at 8:30 PM. Wynonna Judd rose to fame performing Read More →
Jason Turner live at Jack After Dark. About Jason Turner is a Jackson, Mississippi native and has been performing on stages across the Southeast for over 19 years. He has toured Read More →
Artist: Pointer Sisters Notable Song: I’m So Excited Date: Saturday, May 27 8:30pm Location: L’Auberge Event Center Tickets: On sale Read More →
Three Dog Night will bring their iconic hits to the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, May 27 at 8:30 PM as part of the Memorial Day Weekend trio of concerts. Three Read More →
Live music by Wayne Toups starting at 8 p.m. Read More →
Huey Lewis & The News will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Sunday, May 28 at 8:00 PM as part its celebration of Memorial Day. The live show will feature Read More →
Multi-Grammy Award winning band TOTO will perform at the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, June 2 at 8:30 PM. The shows are billed as "An Evening With Toto" and will Read More →
Downtown at Sundown third concert features Whiskey South. Another “can’t miss” event this spring is the Downtown at Sundown Outdoor Concert Series , starting on Read More →
Join us in Heritage Square for a free showing of Goosebumps! Bring a picnic and get there early for a good spot. All Movies in the Square begin at sunset. In the event of rain or high winds, Read More →
Country music icon Vince Gill will perform on Saturday, June 3 at the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles at 8:00 PM. Gill has sold over 26 million albums, with 21 Grammy and 18 Read More →
The Lake Charles Community Band will close out its 30th season with the Catch-A-Concert series every Monday in June . The concerts will take place at the Lake Charles Civic Read More →