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Swayze Lake, Louisiana

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The location of Swayze Lake

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Swayze Lake.

This page contains six sections:

Around Swayze Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Baton Rouge. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the east of Swayze Lake. Baton Rouge has a population of 222,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lafayette. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the south of Swayze Lake and has a population of 126,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Swayze Lake and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2018
Abbeville   [Map]   12,151   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Baker   [Map]   13,310   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Breaux Bridge   [Map]   8,227   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Broussard   [Map]   12,372   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Carencro   [Map]   9,181   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Central   [Map]   28,864   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Crowley   [Map]   12,691   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Eunice   [Map]   9,989   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
New Iberia   [Map]   29,099   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Oakdale   [Map]   7,596   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Opelousas   [Map]   16,126   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rayne   [Map]   8,071   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Scott   [Map]   8,698   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Youngsville   [Map]   14,077   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Zachary   [Map]   17,678   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Bayou Jack   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
East Krotz Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fordoche   [Map]   901   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Half Moon   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Immaculata   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Krotz Springs   [Map]   1,207   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lebeau   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Leonville   [Map]   1,102   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lottie   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Melville   [Map]   1,047   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Morganza   [Map]   575   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Palmetto   [Map]   162   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Port Barre   [Map]   2,120   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Portage   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Washington   [Map]   929   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Swayze Lake, please visit our Parish-by-Parish Page for Swayze Lake.

Saint Landry Parish ...

Swayze Lake is located in Saint Landry Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Landry Parish: Acadia, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Lafayette, Pointe Coupee & Saint Martin.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Swayze Lake ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Swayze Lake.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Swayze Lake. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Swayze Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Louisiana

    Louisiana Tourism
    Parks for Louisiana

    Fishing in Louisiana
    Hunting in Louisiana

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Louisiana

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Louisiana

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Louisiana

Airports Near Swayze Lake ...

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Swayze Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Swayze Lake. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Swayze Lake.

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
103 miles [165.8 km] miles to the east southeast of Swayze Lake.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
214 miles [344.4 km] miles to the west of Swayze Lake.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
217 miles [349.2 km] miles to the west southwest of Swayze Lake.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
283 miles [455.4 km] miles to the north of Swayze Lake.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the south southwest of Swayze Lake.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the east of Swayze Lake.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
41 miles [66 km] miles to the south of Swayze Lake.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
48 miles [77.2 km] miles to the south southwest of Swayze Lake.

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
63 miles [101.4 km] miles to the northwest of Swayze Lake.

Chennault Intl.  (ICAO: KCWF)   [Map]
83 miles [133.6 km] miles to the west southwest of Swayze Lake.

General Aviation Airports

Pete Antie Muni. (FAA ID: 7L9)   [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the northeast of Swayze Lake.

St. Landry Parish Airport (FAA ID: OPL)   [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the west southwest of Swayze Lake.

False River Rgnl.  (FAA ID: HZR)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the east northeast of Swayze Lake.

Bunkie Muni. (FAA ID: 2R6)   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the northwest of Swayze Lake.

Marksville Muni. (FAA ID: MKV)   [Map]
34 miles [54.7 km] miles to the north northwest of Swayze Lake.

Mamou Muni.   [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the west of Swayze Lake.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)    [Map]

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)    [Map]

Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Lake Charles Rgnl.   (LCH/KLCH)    [Map]

Website for Lake Charles Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

William P. Hobby Airport   (HOU/KHOU)    [Map]

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Allen Parish Airport   (ICAO: KACP)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Esler Rgnl.   (ESF/KESF)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)    [Map]

Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Lafayette Rgnl.   (LFT/KLFT)    [Map]

Website for Lafayette Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Baton Rouge Metro Airport   (BTR/KBTR)    [Map]

Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Acadiana Rgnl.   (ICAO: KARA)    [Map]

Website for Acadiana Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml.   (ICAO: K0R3)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Alexandria Intl.   (ICAO: KAEX)    [Map]

Website for Alexandria International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Chennault Intl.   (ICAO: KCWF)    [Map]

Website for Chennault International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Saint Landry Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Swayze Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Swayze Lake.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Swayze Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Swayze Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Swayze Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swayze Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6407, Longitude: -91.8275     [Map].

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Swayze Lake), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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