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LAKE CHARLES PARKS AND RECREATION

Picturesque Alligator Park Perfect for Fishing and Camping

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Alligator Park in the town of Starks, about 30 miles northwest of Lake Charles, is a serene natural area for fishing, camping and enjoying nature. The park is known for its large numbers of Bald Cypress trees draped in Spanish moss, as well a picturesque fishing bridge that spans Old River Slough, a tributary of the Sabine River. Whether anglers choose to fish off the bridge or explore the area by boat, Alligator Park is a popular destination for catching numerous species of fish, especially freshwater bass.

Alligator Park includes:

  • Air-conditioned indoor pavilion available for rent for parties and family functions
  • Grassy areas for children to play
  • Public boat launch into Old River Slough
  • RV campsites
  • Shaded picnic tables throughout the park 
  • Tent camp sites