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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.

 Outdoor Adventures Itinerary


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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School Performances Nov 15, 2018 – 9:00 am Nov 16, 2018 – 9:00 am Public Performance Nov 17, 2018 – 2:00 pm & 7:00 Read More →
Jumpstart your Christmas spirit at the Junior League of Lake Charles’ annual Mistletoe & Moss Holiday Market, which will be held Thursday, November 15th through Saturday, November 17th, Read More →
Check out the best live horse racing in the region, or watch a simulcast from another track. Whatever option you choose, Delta Downs offers ample seating in grandstands and a Read More →
Los Lobos (Spanish for "the Wolves") are an American rock band from East Los Angeles. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, zydeco, folk, R&B, Read More →
Kris Kristofferson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He wrote and recorded the songs "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. Lamar - Time 3:00 PM at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
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American singer/songwriter, Bret Michaels, has sold over 35 million records worldwide, is a reality TV superstar with some of the highest rated reality shows in history as well as a lifelong Read More →
Holiday House Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Brimstone Museum Complex, Sulphur . The Preview Party on Nov. 29 will be this year’s premier event of Read More →
A Magical Cirque Christmas Nov. 30 at 8:30pm, Golden Nugget Lake Charles . A holiday entertainment blockbuster set to dazzle audiences of all ages. Read More →
Christmas Under The Oaks Festival Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Heritage Square, Sulphur . There is plenty to put you in the holiday Read More →
Parades, fireworks, concerts, crafts, and Santa appearances will warm even the “Scroogiest” of hearts at this family-friendly holiday event. The Light Up the Lake Christmas Festival in Lake Read More →
Kiwanis Christmas Lighted Parade Nov. 30, Cypress St., Sulphur . The colorful, giant balloons and Christmas light parade begins at 6pm. Read More →
Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black- Will perform their “Christmas With You”show featuring: Christmas Favorites, Clint’s Top Hits and the Duets: “When I Said I Do”, “You Still Get To Me”. Read More →
This beautiful story told through the wonder of classical dance and music is a Lake Charles tradition. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is originally choreographed by Read More →