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Pictures of Lake Charles

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Most of these pictures are small, but I hope you enjoy them :)

The Interstate 10 Bridge over the lake

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Sailing on the Lake

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The boardwalk

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Riverboat Casino

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The original downtown area

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Lake Charles Skyline

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The old City Hall

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Houses in the Historic District

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Lakefront

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Port of Lake Charles

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The Interstate 210 loop

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Lakefront Sunsets

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Fireworks over the lake

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Lake Charles Carnival

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I used to have family that lived along the Gulf Coast and I remember some of those really tall bridges so that bigger ships could go through. Thanks for posting them NCB. How big is Lakes Charles?

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Thanks for posting them NCB. How big is Lakes Charles?

No problem Mith.

Lake Charles has a population of about 75,000 people.

There are many chemical plants in the area, and it can be gloomy at points, but I really like the city and the area. I have friends who live there, and I always like to check out the beaches in Lake Charles while I'm visiting.

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No problem Mith.

Lake Charles has a population of about 75,000 people.

There are many chemical plants in the area, and it can be gloomy at points, but I really like the city and the area. I have friends who live there, and I always like to check out the beaches in Lake Charles while I'm visiting.

Are there beaches there or do you mean in the area? When I had family along the Texas Gulf Coast I made it near that area but more along the coast like Holly Beach and Cameron.

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Are there beaches there or do you mean in the area? When I had family along the Texas Gulf Coast I made it near that area but more along the coast like Holly Beach and Cameron.

There are beaches on the Lakefront in Lake Charles. They arent that large, but are nice, IMO.

And a short drive north of Lake Charles, is the Big Bend Reservoir. A beautiful area that is popular for fising, hunting, hiking, and capming for people all over the South.

You can actually see part of the end of the "I-10 Beach" in the first pictyure above.

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There are beaches on the Lakefront in Lake Charles. They arent that large, but are nice, IMO.

And a short drive north of Lake Charles, is the Big Bend Reservoir. A beautiful area that is popular for fising, hunting, hiking, and capming for people all over the South.

You can actually see part of the end of the "I-10 Beach" in the first pictyure above.

Now that I look at a map I can see a little bit better now. It's hard for me to tell, is there an actual lake there. One body of water I see looks like it has an opening to the Gulf, making it an inlet.

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Now that I look at a map I can see a little bit better now. It's hard for me to tell, is there an actual lake there. One body of water I see looks like it has an opening to the Gulf, making it an inlet.

Yea, it's really an intlet, but the people around Lake Charles just refer to it as "the lake."

Lake Ponchartrain is officially an intlet too, but no one refers to it as one.

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Yea, it's really an intlet, but the people around Lake Charles just refer to it as "the lake."

Lake Ponchartrain is officially an intlet too, but no one refers to it as one.

Okay just wanting to make sure. Thanks for the info. :D

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I've never been to Lake Charles. And when I go to Houston, I take Hwy 59 from Shreveport so there is no going through Lake Charles. I do know people who are from there, though, and they love their hometown. I do think the pictures are great, though I doubt they do that city any justice. It seems like one of those places a person would just have to visit to really taste its flavor.

The "original downtown vs. new downtown" type of thing reminds me a lot of my own hometown, Bossier City. Bossier City's downtown had a huge fire back in the early days and most of that area was destroyed. What is left of the original "downtown" Bossier City is just one stretch of road with old, historic buildings lining it. Very little else remains. Turn the corner and you have the "new" downtown Bossier City. The casinos and the Boardwalk combine to make this area into a "new downtown" of sorts, and it's a nice area.

Anyway, I'm guessing this is similar to Lake Charles' issue. Having never been there, that's just a guess so pardon me if I'm way off!! :)

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It seems like one of those places a person would just have to visit to really taste its flavor.

I agree. Lake Charles is really just one of those cities you have to see for yourself. The area really has alot to offer, things like hunting and fishing, beaches, gambling, and at some points the history of the area bring in quite a few tourists every year.

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