Lake Charles (Louisiana)

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Lake Charles
Lake Charles (body of water).JPG
Lake Charles from North Beach along Interstate 10
Location Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United States
Coordinates 30°13′46″N 093°14′05″W / 30.22944°N 93.23472°W / 30.22944; -93.23472Coordinates: 30°13′46″N 093°14′05″W / 30.22944°N 93.23472°W / 30.22944; -93.23472
Type Brackish
Primary inflows Calcasieu River
Basin countries United States
Average depth 5 ft (1.5 m)
Settlements City of Lake Charles
For other lakes of this name, see Lake Charles (disambiguation)

Lake Charles 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. There is a deep channel along the western side (from which flows the Calcasieu River) for large ships to pass. Overhead is the Calcasieu River Bridge.

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