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Sam Houston Jones State Park

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Good for hiking!

This park has several trails to hike near the river! Careful of the giant mosquitos though! The... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Linda C
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Sedona, Arizona
Quite nice.

We only camped here one night but it was quite nice. The camp sites were of a good size. There was... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
lovelylucine
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Kissimmee, Florida
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“tame deer”(4 reviews)
“dump station”(3 reviews)
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107 Sutherland Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70611-3900
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hiking trails along the river sections are excellent. They have numerous tame deer in the area that will walk up to you so you can feed them. The cabins are old and in need of renovations. The rv park side of it definitely needs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

This place is always beautiful to visit. We’ve been coming here for over 25 years & it never ceases to amaze me every time.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Brandy M
Reviewed 26 December 2018

Great for hiking, picnics and bicycle, good facilities, bathroom. They provide maps and you have many alternatives

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sergio P
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This park is great for your back to nature adventure. It has several nice updated cabins as well as tent and RV campsites. It also has a boat launch on the river.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank danioqui
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This park has several trails to hike near the river! Careful of the giant mosquitos though! The only negative thing I can say is that the park is not staffed well, as the governor cut back the staff and the ranger is only there a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Drove through this lovely park, in was very clean and quiet. It is exactly what you would expect to see in Louisiana.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tyoung78941
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We only camped here one night but it was quite nice. The camp sites were of a good size. There was lots of grass. The only two sites with a sewer were the handicapped sites but the dump station was right in the campground. There...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lovelylucine
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We decided to visit Sam Houston State Park north of Lake Charles. It was a short 20 minute drive and well worth the time spent there. A small fee was paid to enter the park which had so many activities such as camping areas, fishing,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Lyles M
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Went for an afternoon walkabout with my dog. Nicely kept park. Plenty of room to camp or spend the day. Good trails. Not crowded although there were lots of people there.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Cathy T
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Called ahead to make a reservation & told them we would be arriving after 5 but when we got there no one had left an envelope or anything for us to get to our site though Samantha had already charges our bank account $19 to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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jiffypop9
21 October 2017|
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Response from gcduhon | Reviewed this property |
The park is very nice. There are places to park camping trailers, they have cabins to rent, there is a boat launch, and a bridge over a pond. The deer are free in the park and you can feed them. They are no longer in a... More
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kme177
23 October 2016|
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Response from dengober | Reviewed this property |
Sam Houston state park offers great trail walking and really good biking trails. Lake Charles (about 15 min away from the park) has great food, if you go downtown you can find good restaurants and drinks. A couple of places... More
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