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Sweet Lake, Louisiana

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The location of Sweet Lake

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Sweet Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lake Charles. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the north of Sweet Lake. Lake Charles has a population of 78,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Port Arthur (TX). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the west of Sweet Lake and has a population of 55,000 people.

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

Community   2018
Crowley   [Map]   12,691   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
DeQuincy   [Map]   3,076   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Iowa   [Map]   3,231   N   18 miles [29 km]
Jennings   [Map]   9,940   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Kaplan   [Map]   4,480   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lake Arthur   [Map]   2,774   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sulphur   [Map]   20,230   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Vinton   [Map]   3,303   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Welsh   [Map]   3,251   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Westlake   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bridge City (TX)   [Map]   7,981   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Groves (TX)   [Map]   15,656   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Orange (TX)   [Map]   18,484   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Port Neches (TX)   [Map]   12,831   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
West Orange (TX)   [Map]   3,315   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Bell City   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cameron   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Carlyss   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Creole   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Edgerly   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fenton   [Map]   367   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Grand Chenier   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Greinwich Village   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hackberry   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hayes   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Indian Village   [Map]   ---   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lacassine   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Moss Bluff   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Prien   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Roanoke   [Map]   ---   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Cameron Parish ...

Sweet Lake is located in Cameron Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Cameron Parish: Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, Vermilion, Jefferson (TX) & Orange (TX).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sweet Lake ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sweet 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 Sweet 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 Sweet 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 Sweet Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Sweet 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 Sweet Lake.

Large Airports

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU) <4>   [Map]
130 miles [209.2 km] miles to the west of Sweet Lake.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
132 miles [212.4 km] miles to the west of Sweet Lake.

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
171 miles [275.2 km] miles to the east of Sweet Lake.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Lake Charles Rgnl.  (LCH/KLCH)   [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the north northwest of Sweet Lake.

Chennault Intl.  (ICAO: KCWF)   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the north of Sweet Lake.

General Aviation Airports

Southland Fld. (ICAO: KUXL)   [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the northwest of Sweet Lake.

Jennings Airport (FAA ID: 3R7)   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the east northeast of Sweet Lake.

DeQuincy Industrial Airpark (FAA ID: 5R8)   [Map]
37 miles [59.5 km] miles to the north northwest of Sweet Lake.

Le Gros Meml. (FAA ID: 3R2)   [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the east northeast of Sweet Lake.

Orange Co. Airport (ICAO: KORG)   [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the west of Sweet Lake.

Eunice Airport (FAA ID: 4R7)   [Map]
53 miles [85.3 km] miles to the northeast of Sweet Lake.

Jefferson Co. Airport   [Map]
53 miles [85.3 km] miles to the west of Sweet Lake.

Southeast Texas Rgnl. (BPT/KBPT)   [Map]
53 miles [85.3 km] miles to the west of Sweet 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.

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

Website for William P. Hobby 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]

Acadiana Rgnl.   (ICAO: KARA)    [Map]

Website for Acadiana Regional Airport

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]

Scholes Intl.   (GLS/KGLS)    [Map]

Website for Scholes International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Southland Fld.   (ICAO: KUXL)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Orange Co. Airport   (ICAO: KORG)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

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

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Southeast Texas Rgnl.   (BPT/KBPT)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Beauregard Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDRI)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Allen Parish Airport   (ICAO: KACP)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Austin - Bergstrom Intl.   (AUS/KAUS)    [Map]

Website for Austin - Bergstrom International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Killeen - Fort Hood Rgnl.   (GRK/KGRK)    [Map]

Website for Killeen - Fort Hood Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)    [Map]

Website for Dallas Love Field

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]

Chennault Intl.   (ICAO: KCWF)    [Map]

Website for Chennault International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

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

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]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Cameron Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sweet 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 Sweet Lake.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweet Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9841, Longitude: -93.1293     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweet Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Sweet 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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