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Sam Houston Jones State Park

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Back to nature Louisiana style.

If you want to walk and picnic on the banks of a river this is the spot. Lots of trails and roads... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Joshlyn F
Lake Charles, Louisiana, Usa
A Great, Shady Hike

What a great place to camp, hike or just enjoy being in the outdoors. Went for a hike (actually it... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Pamela W
Rockledge, Florida
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  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“dump station”(3 reviews)
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107 Sutherland Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70611-3900
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Setting along the river. Campsites are in need of attention. Sadly the park closed over half the sites. Limited number of the rest are full hook up. There is a dump station near, restroom and showers were clean.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

If you want to walk and picnic on the banks of a river this is the spot. Lots of trails and roads to bike and hike. Scenery is rustic with swampy areas and a lazy river too. Not on the beaten path but now far...More

Thank Joshlyn F
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I would rank this higher as it really is a pretty park, but the lack of trail maps made us get a little lost. Otherwise, it has several nice and easy hikes.

1  Thank Diedre C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

What a great place to camp, hike or just enjoy being in the outdoors. Went for a hike (actually it was more like a walk) with my son and daughter-in-law.

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I would not recommend this park for RV camping. The sites were very close together and had lots of trees making it doesn't difficult to park. Some sites were so tight you couldn't even open the slide out on the camper. The map was poor...More

Thank Tavia P
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Cost posted as $25 plus, actual cost was almost $40.00 for very poor camping conditions. A real ripoff for a camping spot for one night.

2  Thank Ron K
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The park has the potential to be a beautiful spot but a lot of it is closed due to the flooding. The biggest issue is the disconnect between the park and the reservation folks. Worst I've ever seen

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My first Boy Scout hike in 1960. Five miler. Fascinated with this park. Couple years later, entire family "camped" in the very first cabins that were built at the park. A few years later, brought my steady girlfriend out to the park. Married her, and...More

1  Thank Buck1717
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We have been traveling to state & national parks from Florida along the Gulf. All have been wonderful except for this park. The site was so tight our neighbors had to move there cars so we could back in. The bathrooms & showers are deplorable....More

1  Thank Carol D
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

At Sam Houston you can bike, hike, picnic, rent a cabin or rv space. They have several miles of trails to hike or ride bike. They also have several miles of paved roads for biking. Being along the river you can also fish or kayak....More

2  Thank delmatclark
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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
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