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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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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 →
May 25: Rusty Metoyer & Zydeco Krush Remaining 2018 concerts: June 1: Lost Bayou Ramblers June 8: Read More →
The City of Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Planning Committee has announced plans for the final event of the year-long Sesquicentennial Celebration. A Sesquicentennial Time Read More →
Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor Tomasz Golka, Read More →
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The O’Jays will perform at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Saturday, May 26 at 8:00 PM in the Grand Event Center. Walter Williams, Sr. and Eddie Levert still front Read More →
June 1: Lost Bayou Ramblers Remaining 2018 concerts: June 8: Flamethrowers Another “can’t miss” event is the Read More →
Night Ranger is set to perform on Saturday, June 2 in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles at 8:00 PM. Night Ranger, which originated in San Francisco in the 1980’s and has Read More →
The Flamethrowers will close out the concert series on June 8, 2018 . Another “can’t miss” event is the Downtown at Sundown Outdoor Concert Read More →
In the Grand Event Center Tickets go on sale Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 10am The Jacksons – 2017 celebrated 50 years as one of the most successful groups Read More →
Expect an intensely energetic performance when country duo Montgomery Gentry performs in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget on Friday, June 15 at 8:30 PM. With more than twenty chart Read More →
The 4th Annual Jennie Finch World Series Softball Tournament will be held in Sulphur, LA from June 20th - 24th, 2018. Age categories are 6 & under, 8 & under, 10 & under, and 12 Read More →
Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings consumable yummies, seasonal Read More →
This year’s event will showcase other jazz musicians, artists, events, and a wide variety of shrimp and other good foods. A crowd of 500 – 1000, ranging in age from infancy to the older Read More →
The Firecracker Derby will be held at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel, June 30, 2018. For more information Read More →