Calcasieu Lake

Infobox lake
lake_name = Calcasieu Lake
image_lake = Calcasieu marine debris 09.01.06 ground truthing 184.jpg
caption_lake = Hurricane debris (2006)
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location = Cameron Parish, Louisiana
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area = 256 km²
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Calcasieu Lake is a brackish lake located in southwest Louisiana, United States, located mostly within Cameron Parish. The lake is paralleled on its west shore by Louisiana Highway 27 and is located about 17 miles (27.35 km) south of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

On June 24th, 2007, a rare albino "pink" bottlenose dolphin was spotted by a charter fishing-boat captain based in Lake Charles. [http://www.kltv.com/global/story.asp?s=6749452] [http://calcasieucharters.com/index.cfm/MenuItemID/125.htm]


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