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Sam Houston Jones State Park

107 Sutherland Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70611-3900
+1 337-855-2665
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Great Park...so much to do!

We visited this park during a trip to Lake Charles. If you are looking to spend some time... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
weekend get away

we had a nice relaxing weekend camping in a tent. the area was very clean, although we had a few... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Amber G
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107 Sutherland Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70611-3900
+1 337-855-2665
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We visited this park during a trip to Lake Charles. If you are looking to spend some time outdoors, check out this park. It has trails for biking, hiking, ramps for boating, and lots of picnic areas. We hiked a couple of trails while visiting...More

1  Thank flaladycamper
Reviewed 6 March 2017

we had a nice relaxing weekend camping in a tent. the area was very clean, although we had a few issues with loud campers around us and people arriving at 10pm and setting up tents while we were trying to sleep.

Thank Amber G
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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This park inspired me to start writing reviews again lol. I was expecting great things based on all the 4/5 star reviews but unfortunately my experience greatly differs from most visitors. First off the park is really small. Not a huge deal but just an...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Stunning scenery, nice trails. Quintessential Louisiana. Tent area a bit crowded but not too bad. Read some complaints on the bathrooms, I've seen people bring their trash into them and leave it, I've seen groups of pre teens go in an 'toilet paper' them. Camp...More

2  Thank Antonia D
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This state park is poorly maintained. If you follow my ratings, I rate often and rarely rate less than three stars. At 4 o'clock on the day of our arrival we notified the office of how bad the bathrooms were. The manager assured us that...More

1  Thank suebruno
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Wow - we love this park. Great hikes, lots of wildlife, fabulous staff and great camp sites. There is WIFI in Camping area 2 (not in 1). Lots of trees. Super quiet.

Thank Ellen T
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

As far as parks go, this is one of the nicest I've visited. We rented a cabin, it was not real big, but there was enough room for 4 to sleep comfortably. The kids got to fish for the first time and actually caught some....More

Thank Tina F
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This park has such amazing beauty. The park is along the Cacasieu river and has a large cypress tree swamp with walk out bridge. You will see birds, tame deer and a possible alligator. Whether you are here for a month, a week, or a...More

Thank lcj44
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Went to hike the trails. The lady at the front didn't know if the trails were kept up. They were very muddy but it had just rained. The ultimate downside is that as you're driving in, you have no idea how to find the trailheads....More

Thank B A
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We booked our stay in Cabin 11, checking in Friday and checking out Sunday. Our first night a pretty bad storm came through but that did not rain on our parade Saturday. We hosted a birthday party for two of our children and had many...More

Thank JessicaSavoy
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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
24 May 2015|
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Response from GRANDMAL1 | Reviewed this property |
Mid November to early December, then again in late March through most of April.