Local Area Attractions Near Lake Charles East / Iowa KOA
Louisiana is known as a "Sportsman Paradise" for a multitude of reasons, many of which are just a short drive from Lake Charles KOA! Nearby, you will find world class hunting and fishing, as well as bird watching, crabbing, and many other activities that make Cajun Country worth visiting. Not into the outdoors? Try your luck at some of the best casino resorts in the region, just a short drive from Lake Charles KOA. The city of Lake Charles has many wonderful attributes, including great local cuisine, night life, festivals, and outdoor activities!
Bayou Rum Distillery
Bayou® Rum is distilled from locally grown sugarcane in southern Louisiana, USA. Our molasses comes from the oldest family-owned and operated sugar mill in the United States. Every batch of Bayou Rum is distilled in copper pot stills, aged mostly in Bourbon casks under a solera system and bottled in house.
20909 S. Frontage Road
Lacassine, LA 70650
Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point
Kick off your Creole Nature Trail journey at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point—a free, fun attraction that immerses you in nature and Louisiana's unique culture. Through imaginative, hands-on displays sure to inspire, you can learn the best places to spot alligators and migrating songbirds, take a peek at wildlife found in bayous and marshes, smell mouthwatering aromas of Cajun/Creole cooking, and “play along” with a Cajun and Zydeco band.
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665
Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail
The best way to find your favorite boudin is to sample it along the Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail, along U.S. Interstate 10 and visiting any mom and pop food establishments, specialty meat shops, or grocery stores that has boudin fresh or packaged. We have compiled a convenient list of stops that provide boudin. You may pick up a brochure at our visitors center.
Local Area Recreation Near Lake Charles East / Iowa KOA
Shopping in Lake Charles
Lake Charles has many great local stores and boutiques, as well as great farmers markets and most big box stores available to you. Prien Lake Mall is a great one stop shop for most of your shopping needs!
Cameron Prarie National Wildlife Refuge
Cameron Prarie National Wildlife Refuge, located about 30 minutes south of Lake Charles KOA, is a nature experience like no other. Enjoy viewing of wildlife you couldn't see anywhere else, including alligators, bull frogs, ducks, geese, roseate spoonbills, and many many more, all from your car! It is a drive around nature observatory that is a must see!
Lacassine Pool fishing
Open March 15 - October 15, Lacassine Pool is one of the premier bass fishing spots in the country. Just a short 20 minute drive from the campground, you can enjoy both bank fishing and boat fishing and try your luck at catching a Lacassine Pool trophy bass!
Lake Charles Yacht Club
We are an informal sailing club located in Lake Charles, LA (east of the I10 bridge, exit 30A next to the public beach). We organize weekly races on Wednesdays as well as occasional regattas and social events on weekends. The club also offers free sailing lessons every year (typically the second week of June).
1305 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Sulphur Parks & Recreation Waterpark
At Sulphur Parks Waterpark we know your free time and leisure activities are important. We offer a diverse range of services to meet the cultural, entertainment and recreational interests of our customers in the Sulphur, LA area. Whether you are looking to meet new friends or just get away from it all Sulphur Parks Waterpark can help.
933 W Parish Rd
Sulphur, LA 70633