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Conceptual Rendering, Contraband PointeContraband Pointe is the name of the mixed unit development that encompasses 149 acres bordered by W. Prien Lake Road, Contraband Bayou, and Nelson Road, to the East and North of Prien Lake Plaza. Presently, approximately 115 acres remain available.

The name was selected because approximately 5000 feet of the property fronts the historic and beautiful Contraband Bayou.  

This bayou, which runs through Lake Charles to Prien Lake, is so named because the famous Pirate Jean Lafitte was rumored to have buried treasures along its shores. 

Contraband Parkway opened for traffic in July, 2019, connecting W Prien Lake Road from the traffic circle to Nelson Road.

Stripping of Contraband Parkway completeThe owners donated this 4-lane road which offers a median, and sidewalks on both sides and an internal traffic circle.



Absolutely!  The owners have taken several steps to reduce due diligence time for developers and to be developer-friendly.  For example:

Example of residential waterfront settingAt this time, individual lots are not available.  However, those interested in registering their interest and type of lot desired are encouraged to e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., understanding that their information will be passed on to future developer(s). 

The owner's goal is to sell large parcels to residential developers.

It is anticipated that a variety of home types will be offered, including condos, single family, townhouses, and live-work.

Waterfront lots as well as non-waterfront lots are envisioned.


Part of being developer-friendly involves being flexible.  The owners are very willing to consider other ideas.

Yes. Deed restrictions and architectural standards will be developed.

Yes, especially along Contraband Parkway. Preferred signage will be "monument" type signs.

Photo of Contraband Bayou taken from Contraband PointeAs multi-generational owners of the property, the goal of these Barbe heirs is to see this property developed as a first-class mixed-use community that includes commercial, lifestyle and entertainment, and residential properties.

A significant focus is on the approximate one mile of navigable water frontage.  With that in mind, the creation of a first-class marina and/or marina hotel is one of the goals along with waterfront dining, shopping, and boardwalks.

With all of the water and natural beauty that is Southwest Louisiana, the Lake area has been lacking in developments that embrace the water.  The owners hope that this development will fill this gap.


  • Contraband Parkway, the 4 lane road from the traffic circle on W. Prien Lake Road to Nelson at L’Auberge Avenue is now open
  • 5,000 feet along Contraband Bayou
  • 115 acres zoned “Business" remains available
  • Prime opportunity for Town Center featuring residential, commercial, medical, and offices


  • 3400+ hotel rooms within 1.5 miles of the W. Prien Lake entrance
  • 2 Major Casino Resorts
  • Visibility and easy access to and from Interstate-210
  • Centrally between Houston and New Orleans (2.5 hours from Houston and 3 hours from New Orleans)
  • Nearby Commercial
  • Vital and Growing Economy!

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