The Calcasieu River is a river on the Gulf Coast in southwestern Louisiana. Approximately 200 miles long, it drains a largely rural area of forests and bayou country, meandering southward to the Gulf of Mexico. The name “Calcasieu” comes from the Native American Atakapa language katkosh, for “eagle”, and yok, “to cry”.Length: 200 miles (321.87 km)
Bridges: Calcasieu River Bridge · Israel LaFleur Bridge
Cities: Lake Charles
Mouth: Gulf of Mexico
Source: Vernon Parish
The Calcasieu River Bridge crosses the Calcasieu River in Lake Charles, Louisiana.