Destination Updates

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a notice that following continued improvement in Louisiana’s COVID-19 outlook and a significant increase in testing capacity and contact tracing, Louisiana is currently in Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy. Many businesses and events have adjusted to accommodate patrons during this time. View Updates


Snap Your Story

Be a Storyteller with #VisitLakeCharles 

Everyone in Louisiana is a storyteller.  So, we're asking YOU to help tell our story by tagging your photos that you post on social networks with #visitlakecharles. If you are eating something amazing, see a beautiful sunset or attend a local event, snap a picture and post it with #visitlakecharles. 

Steps to Sharing

1. Take photo or video with your smartphone

2. Share on your preferred Social Network (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

3. Add "#visitlakecharles", "#eatswla", or "CreoleNatureTrail" to the description

Blog Icon Also View: #VisitLakeCharles Photo of the Month Winners

Instagram-Worthy Spots

Here are a few more cool places in Southwest Louisiana to take an "award-winning" Instagram shot. Don't forget to tag us: #VisitLakeCharles! Your photo could be selected as Photo of the Month!