Cameron (Louisiana)

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Cameron (Louisiana)

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Cameron is a small town on the coast of Southern Louisiana in the Acadiana region.

The city was devastated by Hurricane Rita in 2005 and is still recovering from its effects. Very little tourism infrastructure exists, and aside from the petroleum and seafood industries, the town serves primarily as a base for exploring the beaches or the wildlife refuges that cover a sizeable portion of Cameron Parish. Cameron is also the seat of parish government for Cameron Parish.

Get in[edit]

Driving is the only means of getting in or out of Cameron. Louisiana Highways 27 & 82 pass through the city from east to west. To get here from Lake Charles, take Exit 21 from Interstate Highway 10 and drive south on Louisiana 27, following signs for Cameron. Another option from Lake Charles is to take Exit 36 to Louisiana 397 and drive south to Louisiana 14 and proceed east until arriving at the eastern terminus of Louisiana Highway 27, and drive south, following signs to Cameron. There are also a couple of secondary routes to Cameron. One is from the Texas state line, utilizing Louisiana Highway 82 until it merges with 27 and follow to Cameron, crossing the Calcasieu River by ferry (no charge) on the last couple miles. The other secondary route also utilizes Louisiana 82, coming from the east around the Lafayette and Abbeville areas.

There is currently no public transport (bus, rail, or air) to get to Cameron.

Get around[edit]

The town itself is best driven thru, though walking about is also an option. The town of Cameron is very small and takes little time to go from one side of it to the other. Traffic is light to non-existent off of LA-27/82.

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At the time of this writing, there are no restaurants in the town. The only available cooked food for purchase is from the Shell convenience store, which sells Hunt Brothers pizzas, starting from 3 dollars per slice (a slice here being a quarter of a personal pan pizza).

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  • Cameron Motel, 531 Marshall Street, +1 337 755-5442, Moderately-priced accommodation and one of only two motel-type accommodations in Cameron Parish (the other being in Hackberry 30 miles away).

Get out[edit]

The only way out of Cameron is the same way in: east or west on Louisiana 27/82. Bear in mind that to cross back over the ferry to the west to head towards Texas or Lake Charles, it will cost $1 dollar, versus the eastbound crossing which is free of charge.

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