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Visiting Competitor Information

Here is useful information about the Lake Charles area. You will find us very accommodating to visiting competitors.


Air Transportation

Lake Charles (LCH) has a Regional Airport serviced by commuter airlines United Express from Houston (IAH) and by American Eagle from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW). You also have a choice of flying to either Houston or Dallas and renting a car. The drive from Houston to Lake Charles is about 2 ½ hours. The drive to Lake Charles from Dallas is about 6 hours.


Crawfish Cup Practice and Matches

The dates of the Crawfish Cup Championships are Friday and Saturday, April 21st & 22nd. The range is open for practice from 9:00 until 4:00 Monday through Thursday, April 17th through 20th. We can also arrange pre-Bianchi Cup practice for you on other days after the match.

  • We have a limited supply of loaner prone mats available to those who fly to the match.

  • Ammunition may be shipped to the Match Director, email for details.

  • We have both new and used AP-1 targets, pasters, and centers available for purchase.

  • Chronograph will be available to check velocities.


Ranges and Target Equipment

  • Practical Range: four lanes, turning targets.

  • Barricade Range: four lanes, turning targets.

  • Two Moving Target Ranges: each with four-rails.

  • Falling Plate Range (Centerfire): four lanes, locking plates, pneumatic reset.

  • Falling Plate Range (Rimfire): two lanes, non-locking plates, run with timer, rope reset.

  • Function testing and cleaning area located on Range 9, the Benchrest Rifle Range.

  • All our target equipment is designed to be operated by a competitor who is practicing alone.


Hotels and General information: 

The newest hotels are located between exits 3 and 5 off I-210 shown on the map below. All of these hotels are about 20-25 minutes from the range and are near multiple restaurants and shopping.

Hotels Contact Information

  • Wingate by Wyndham: W. Prien Lake Road. I-210 at Exit 4, 337-502-5112

  • Springhill Suites by Marriott: W. Prien Lake Road. I-210 at Exit 4 or 5, 337-474-1112

  • Hampton Inn: W. Prien Lake Rd. I-210 at Exit 4 or 5, 337-480-6443

  • Tru by Hilton: W. Prien Lake Rd. I-210 at Exit 4 or 5, 337-564-6878

  • Home2 Suites by Hilton: W. Prien Lake Rd. I-210 at Exit 4 or 5, 337-990-5330

  • L’auberge Casino Hotel: I-210 at Exit 4, 337-395-7777

  • Golden Nugget Casino Hotel: I-210 at Exit 4, 337-508-7777

  • Holiday Inn: (full service) Lake Street, I-210 at Exit 5, 337-310-7700

  • Comfort Inn: E. Prien Lake Rd, 337-478-4650

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