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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.

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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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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 93-year-old fair will take place Read More →
Come out to Louisiana's largest corn maze! Our 2017 season will be open September 30th- November 26th! October hours: Friday nights from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM Read More →
Zombies are coming to Louisiana…again. Early reports say they are feeding in the area of Sulphur…and their numbers are growing. The wait is over! Bayou Games presents Zombie Hunt 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 →
This October: Get ready to enjoy four fascinating movies on Fridays this month during "Movies Under the Stars." Movies start at sundown - close to 8 p.m. - but get there early Read More →
Something unexpected & totally twisted: Carnival of Screams is the latest spine-tingling offering from The USS ORLECK Naval Museum Haunted Ship division! Carnival of Screams Read More →
On Saturday, October 21, ArtsFest returns to engage area children in a free arts festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Exhibition Hall. This event is hosted Read More →
Chuck Fest is a festival dedicated to celebrating Lake Chuck’s rich cultural bounty. The single-day event is free to the public and will feature local restaurant favorites, Louisiana-made beer Read More →
Culture Fest Louisiana is a celebration of all the many cultures represented in SWLA. It is an opportunity to travel the world and learn how diverse our community is. There is music and art, Read More →
Join Westlake for its annual picnic for the city. It is called La Ville Uni (French for the City United ) The Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. Incarnate Word - 6 PM at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
Best-selling author, speaker and role-model, Sadie Robertson, announces her 16-city Live Original Fall 2017 Tour. The tour encourages tens of thousands of young adults “to live uniquely and be Read More →
Join us for an evening with spirits at the Museum! We invite our guests to join us for a spooky evening of scary ghost stories and wine tasting at the Museum. Throughout the evening Read More →
This October: Get ready to enjoy four fascinating movies on Fridays this month during "Movies Under the Stars." Movies start at sundown - close to 8 p.m. - but get there early Read More →
ENTERTAINMENT BY THE MOLLY RINGWALDS! L’AUBERGE EVENT CENTER DOORS OPEN AT 9PM Advance tickets are $10. Tickets sold October 28 are $20. Tickets may be purchased at Read More →