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Lake Charles Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 110 photos

Lake Chuck!

Since I was born here and lived here the first 17 years of my life, I thought I should at least tell you about this place. Since I have left, the place has become a gambler's haven! I think there are now 4 riverboats/casinos in service. The reason for this is Lake Charles' close proximity to the Texas border and Texas' ban on casinos. So, they bus Texans in by the thousands! There are some festivals and attractions that can satisfy most people for a couple of days, but don't make any long-term reservations! The population is listed as ~72,000. I'm not sure how this is maintained!

**Please note that most pictures here are "borrowed" from websites.***

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Gambling, Contraband Day's festival
  • Cons:Almost everything else
  • Last visit to Lake Charles: Aug 1995
  • Intro Updated Nov 27, 2002
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  • TinKan's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2003 at 6:55 AM

    Nice tips and pics. Thanks for all of the information.

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2003 at 4:04 PM

    I just skirted Lake Charles.. I should have at least tried to look for that treasure :-) Looked a nice place to grow up.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2003 at 3:58 PM

    What's so bad about the airport? I've heard about the partying in Lafayette!

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2002 at 8:18 PM

    Nice commentary on "Lake Chuck".


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