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Lake-Calcasieu is a popular fishing and boating lake located in Southwest Louisiana. Nearby cities include Lake Charles, Sulpher, Westlake, Vinton, DeQuincy, Iowa and Jonesville. Calcasieu Lake is known for having some of the best inshore and coastal fishing available on the Gulf Coast. Nationally recognized as a trophy trout paradise, Calcasieu Lake is at the center of one of the Gulf of Mexicos most prolific estuaries. Fishing the Calcasieu Estuary includes the Calcasieu River and Ship Channel from Lake Charles to the Gulf of Mexico. There are many species of fish found in the Calcasieu Estuary, with the most sought after being the speckled trout, redfish and flounder. Other species include black drum, sand trout, sheepshead, croakers and ladyfish. Nearby Lake Charles is the fifth largest incorporated city in Louisiana, so if you feel the need to take a break from all that fishing, youll have plenty of options for other entertainment. Lake Charles has historical sights, fine dining, casinos, shopping, golf, museums and much more. The city of Lake Charles holds 75 festivals annually, so it is widely known as the "Festival Capital of Louisiana." In addition, youll find other wonderful natural habitats in the area besides Lake Calcasieu. Fresh water marshes, scenic rivers, peaceful lakes and sandy beaches make this an area youll want to explore time and again.

Surrounding areas: Hackberry, Louisiana (8.0 mi), Lake Charles, Louisiana (19.6 mi), Bell City, Louisiana (23.7 mi)

Lake Calcasieu Vacation Rentals

Lake Calcasieu Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Days Inn108 Dennis AveSulphur, LA17.1 mi.(337) 312-0108
Microtel Inn & Suites3231 Lake StLake Charles, LA18.4 mi.(337) 477-4230
Wingate Inn300 Texaco RdSulphur, LA19.3 mi.(337) 527-5151
Comfort Suites320 S Cities Service HwySulphur, LA19.4 mi.(337) 626-7000
Fairfield Inn By Marriott2615 Ruth StSulphur, LA19.5 mi.(337) 528-2629
Fairfield Inn2615 Ruth StSulphur, LA19.5 mi.(337) 528-2629
La Quinta Inn #5882600 S RuthSulphur, LA19.6 mi.(337) 527-8303
Microtel Inn2619 South Ruth StSulphur, LA19.6 mi.(337) 527-1000
Hampton Inn210 Henning DrSulphur, LA19.7 mi.(337) 527-0000
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites2022 Ruth StSulphur, LA19.8 mi.(337) 527-8146
Holiday Inn2033 Ruth StSulphur, LA19.8 mi.(337) 528-2061
Days Inn Lake Charles1212 N Lakeshore DrLake Charles, LA20.4 mi.(337) 433-9461
Best Western Richmond Suites Of Lake Charles920 N Hwy 171 I-10Lake Charles, LA20.5 mi.(337) 433-5213
La Quinta Inn Lake Charles1320 MLK Highway/ Ln 171 NorthLake Charles, LA20.5 mi.(337) 436-5998
Motel 6 #443335 HW 171Lake Charles, LA20.5 mi.(337) 433-1773
Sleep Inn And Suites3211 Venture Park DrLake Charles, LA20.5 mi.(337) 480-0898
Super 8 Motel Of Lake Charles1350 E Prien LK RdLake Charles, LA20.5 mi.(337) 477-1606
Holiday Inn Lake Charles505 N Lakeshore DrLake Charles, LA20.7 mi.(337) 433-7121
Best Western1200 Pintail StSulphur, LA21.0 mi.(337) 625-9000
Crossland104 Mallard RdSulphur, LA21.0 mi.(337) 625-5923
Holiday Inn102 Mallard StSulphur, LA21.0 mi.(337) 625-2500
Best Suites401 Lake Shore DrLake Charles, LA21.1 mi.(337) 439-2444
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites402 North Martin Luther King HwyLake Charles, LA22.0 mi.(337) 491-6600
Comfort Inn Of Lake Charles921 Martin Luther King DrLake Charles, LA22.5 mi.(337) 491-1000
Quality Inn Orange2900 Ih 10Orange, TX27.9 mi.(409) 988-0110
Best Western Inn Of Orange2630 I-10 WestOrange, TX30.0 mi.(409) 883-6616
Ramada Inn2610 I-10 WestOrange, TX30.0 mi.(409) 883-0231
Bed & Breakfast
Hummingbird Hill B & B (75112)703 Gaines RdWestlake, LA23.9 mi.(337) 436-9336

Lake Calcasieu Weather & Climate

Southwest Louisiana's climate generally remains constant throughout the year. The weather is warm and wet year round, with hot and humid conditions in the summertime. Winters are pleasant and sunny, with the possibility of rain showers. Snow and ice are rare in the state, although there have been a few incidences of light snow. Southwest Louisiana has a high annual rainfall, most of it falling in late summer, often as a spin-off from tropical storms. Heavy rain during the June to September Gulf Coast hurricane season has caused flooding in the region on occasion.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 59°F 42°F 5.70 in. -
February 63°F 46°F 3.46 in. -
March 69°F 53°F 3.78 in. -
April 75°F 60°F 4.01 in. -
May 82°F 68°F 4.92 in. -
June 87°F 74°F 6.63 in. -
July 90°F 75°F 6.62 in. -
August 90°F 75°F 5.47 in. -
September 87°F 71°F 5.53 in. -
October 79°F 62°F 4.37 in. -
November 70°F 53°F 4.72 in. -
December 62°F 45°F 4.37 in. -

Lake Calcasieu Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Lake Charles Regional airport (LCH) located about 13 miles northeast of Lake Calcasieu in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Southland Field (L75) located approximately 13 miles northwest of Lake Calcasieu in Sulphur, Louisiana, the Chennault International airport (CWF) located roughly 21 miles northeast of Lake Calcasieu in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the De Quincy Industrial Airpark airport (5R8) located around 36 miles northwest of Lake Calcasieu in De Quincy, Louisiana, the Southeast Texas Regional airport (BPT) located about 42 miles west of Lake Calcasieu in Beaumont, Texas, the Jennings airport (3R7) located approximately 43 miles east of Lake Calcasieu in Jennings, Louisiana, the Beauregard Regional airport (DRI) located roughly 61 miles north of Lake Calcasieu in De Ridder, Louisiana, the Eunice airport (4R7) located around 63 miles northeast of Lake Calcasieu in Eunice, Louisiana, the Allen Parish airport (L42) located about 67 miles northeast of Lake Calcasieu in Oakdale, Louisiana, and finally the Abbeville Chris Crusta Memorial airport (0R3) located approximately 73 miles east of Lake Calcasieu in Abbeville, Louisiana.

Lake Calcasieu Attractions

Golf Courses
Eagles & Birdies Family Golf ComplexLake CharlesLA20.2 mi.
Gray PlantationLake CharlesLA20.2 mi.
Pine Shadows Golf CenterLake CharlesLA20.2 mi.
Frasch Park Golf ClubSulphurLA20.4 mi.
Mallard Cove Golf CourseLake CharlesLA20.6 mi.
Dupont Employment Recreation Association Golf ClubOrangeTX27.5 mi.
State Parks
Sam Houston State ParkLA25.1 mi. 
Museum of the Gulf CoastPort ArthurTX37.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
McFaddin-Ward HouseBeaumontTX48.8 mi.(History)
Art Museum of Southeast TexasBeaumontTX48.8 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Rainforest at Moody GardensGalvestonTX99.9 mi.
Alexandria Zoological ParkAlexandriaLA107.7 mi.

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