About Lake Charles


Welcome to My City Lake Charles, LA

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Located in Southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles is between Houston, TX and Baton Rouge, LA if you are traveling along the   I-10 Interstate.   Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the  state of Louisiana and is within the Parish of Calcasieu.  The City of Lake Charles is located on the banks of the Calcasieu River in Southwestern Louisiana, and borders both Lake Charles, Prien Lake, Contraband Bayou and English Bayou that flow through various parts of the city.  With the abundance of streams, rivers and lakes nearby metropolitan Lake Charles is often referred to as “The Lake Area.” and “Sportsman’s Paradise”.  Serious anglers come from all over the country to pounce on the spotted sea trout found in Calcasieu Lake, a.k.a. the Big  .  Hunters and nature lovers, epic waterfowl-hunting and bird-watching opportunities are all abound in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge.



Lake Charles is Celebrating 150 Years in 2017

If you ask long term  Lake Charles residents or those who have lived in other areas of the county what they enjoy most about Lake Charles living, they would probably share that they enjoy the laid back lifestyle and  the family friendly environment Southwest Louisiana offers.  The low cost of living is a plus and there is always plenty of outdoor actives and festivals to enjoy year round!

Lake Charles Frequently Asked Questions

The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau recently embarked upon the task of showcasing not just “what” there is to experience in Southwest Louisiana, but really what it “feels” like to experience Southwest Louisiana through video. Listen to the original song from the homegrown artist Wendy Colonna.


Lake Charles is the home of McNeese State University, a four year fully accredited university, as well as Sowela Technical Community College, one of Louisiana’s largest vocational schools.

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Lake Charles offers Vegas style gaming with L’Auberge  Casino Resort Lake Charles and the  Golden Nugget Lake Charles which is adjacent to the existing L’Auberge Casino.  




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Calcasieu Parish’s rich history combined with a diversified economy and many recreational opportunities make Lake Charles a great place to live! Visitors to Lake Charles quickly fall in love with our cajun food and recreation.

The people of Lake Charles have always known the value of locally sourced ingredients and down-home cooking in Southwest Louisiana which sets us apart with culinary delights    Lake Charles Locals Amazing Food Choices. 

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City of Lake Charles

Calcasieu Parish Government Information

Southwest Louisiana Convention Visitors Bureau

Calcasieu Parish Public Schools

Banners Arts and Humanities

Lake Charles Symphony

Lake Charles Churches

Creole Nature Trail

Equestrian Services

Lake Charles Racquet Club

Lake Charles Golf Courses

Lake Charles Mardi Gras    

Golden Nugget Casino 

L’Auberge  Casino Resort Lake Charles

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Visit the Calcasieu Connection Facebook Page to gather more information about current upcoming events in  Lake Charles Louisiana



Marilyn Boudreaux is a Full Time Licensed REALTOR in the State of Louisiana affiliated with Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.’s.

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Marilyn Boudreaux, REALTOR® 337-499-9592

Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.’s

4410 Nelson Road

Lake Charles, LA USA 70605

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