- For other lakes of this name, see Lake Charles (disambiguation)
is a brackish
lake located on the Calcasieu River
in Southwest Louisiana
, United States
, just behind the western tier of the City of Lake Charles
' city limits
. The water is a dark greenish-brown. There is a thick layer of sediment at the bottom of the lake.
The average depth of the lake is approximately five feet, and there is a deep channel down the middle for large ships to pass. Overhead is the I-10 bridge, from which 17 people have jumped to their deaths.