Commissary Point is one of the finest recreational properties on the Gulf Coast, offering year-round enjoyment of the outdoors. This is a duck hunter’s dream first and foremost, but also offers phenomenal fishing on Lake Calcasieu for speckled trout, redfish, and flounder. No boat is required to crab and cast to redfish just outside the back door or fish lights for speckled trout off the pier. Birdwatch the waterfowl during the migratory season, numerous shorebirds year-round, and catch the neotropical species on their way back north in the spring. As a bonus, deer, hogs, and alligators are present in huntable numbers, or be a kid again and catch some bullfrogs for frying! The casinos in Lake Charles are a short and easy drive away for additional action. This is a true year-round getaway with a comfortable lodge ready for use and a rare opportunity to own your own piece of the sportsman’s paradise that is Southwest Louisiana.
Lodging consists of a very comfortable lakefront home featuring 3 bedrooms, each with its own private full bath, plus two additional half-baths in the living areas. The wrap-around porch provides fantastic sunrise views over the marsh and sunsets across the lake. Additional improvements include a three-slip boat shed and ramp for marsh boats and a pier into Lake Calcasieu. The shoreline is protected by a bulkhead and generous riprap.
Ducks are tops on this list of this ranch, as indicated. Greenheads and pintails love the flooded prairie, while gadwall and widgeon prefer the marsh. Blacks and teal trade back and forth, and of course, any of the above can be found in either setting, along with spoonies and the various divers. Many a speckle belly has been taken from Commissary Point.
For saltwater fishing, Lake Calcasieu is a name location for fishermen on both sides of the Sabine River. Fish the shorelines, reefs, or weirs for trout, redfish, and flounder. Or, pack a rod and pick up a redfish after a morning in one of the marsh blinds. Blue crabs are plentiful as well.
For the birdwatcher, this is a year-round delight. From the year-round shorebird population to migratory waterfowl to springtime neotropicals returning north to Louisiana’s own brown pelicans, there are always plenty of species to enjoy, so keep your ID guide and life list handy (along with a good pair of field glasses)! Raptors, various cranes and herons, roseate spoonbills, gallinules, rails, and coots are other common sightings.
Aside from the waterfowl, enjoy watching the white-tailed deer, the occasional hog, sunning alligators, and various varmints that make the marsh and prairie home.