"One of Louisiana's Least Considered Gems" Top 5 Page for this destination Lake Charles by mrclay2000

Lake Charles Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 110 photos

Usually Interstate Commuters Drop By

Lake Charles in the southwestern corner of the state is normally missed by commuters barreling for the Big Easy or the state capital at Baton Rouge. Like many parts of the state the struggling economy has yet to improve much of the Lake Charles area, but the Creole Nature Trail that encircles the eponymous lake offers fantastic wildlife viewing for just over 100 miles.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Connected to an interstate
  • Cons:Not as full of venues and places to see as New Orleans
  • In a nutshell:For wildlife lovers, hunters or fishermen, a great getaway spot
  • Last visit to Lake Charles: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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