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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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Celebrating 31 years of preserving and promoting Cajun music and heritage with continuous live Cajun music, traditional Cajun foods, arts and crafts, Cajun waltz and two-step dance contests, Read More →
Jeff Foxworthy - is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television personality, radio personality and author. He is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a comedy Read More →
Crying Eagle is Turing 2! We will be celebrating with live music by The Flamethrowers, limited release beers, and great food! Tickets Read More →
In the Grand Event Center Tickets go on sale Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 10am Eric Burdon & The Animals is an English blues and R&B singer who achieved his Read More →
Sublime with Rome is a musical blending a love of dance-hall and rock steady reggae rhythms with an aggressive punk ethic. A collaboration between Eric Wilson, formerly of Read More →
The festival will be held at the Lake Charles Civic Center with air conditioning and ample room for all to enjoy. The Marshland Festival helps raise funds for 15 various schools, churches, and Read More →
Gridiron, the annual night of skits, songs and laughter, is the show that the American Press called “the ‘Saturday Night Live’ of Southwest Louisiana.” It’s a local tradition! The fundraiser Read More →
The Isley Brothers are an American musical group and has been cited as having enjoyed one of the "longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the pantheon of Read More →
Blue Öyster Cult (often abbreviated BÖC or BOC) is an American hard rock band whose most successful work includes the hard rock songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla", Read More →
Delbert McClinton - is an American blues rock and electric blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist. Active as a sideman since 1962 and as a band Read More →
Buckcherry is an American rock band from Anaheim, CA. Buckcherry's biggest crossover hits to date, "Crazy Bitch", and top ten hit, "Sorry". Payable on Read More →
Tanya Tucker is an American female country music artist who had her first hit, "Delta Dawn", in 1972 at the age of 13. She has had several successful albums, several Country Read More →
Presented annually by the Arts & Humanities Council and the SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau, this signature culinary event will take place on Saturday, August 18th, 5pm-8pm, at the Read More →
Creedence Clearwater Revisited was formed in 1995 by former Creedence Clearwater Revival members Stu Cook (bass) and Doug Clifford (drums). Following their induction into Read More →
Our rich musical heritage continues to live on with Boozoo's Labor Day Festival. The entire family is invited to come out and celebrate the festival's 33rd year in grand style and enjoy the Read More →