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Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles
(3.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Sam Houston Jones State Park is 1,087 acres that includes ponds, 5 hiking/biking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas with barbeque pits, restrooms, a boat launch and 2 pavilions. Many visitors also enjoy fishing along the west fork of the Calcasieu River.

Park visitors may even catch a glimpse of deer, squirrels, bobcats, rabbits, gators, nutria, racoons, ducks, geese or some of the other diverse birdlife of the region.

LOCATION : -- 107 SUTHERLAND ROAD

LAKE CHARLES LA 70611
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  • If you are looking for great photo opportunities of the Louisiana landscape, this is a great place to find it. Lots of cypress trees resting majestically in the many different waterways. Some wildlife...  more »
  • Sam Houston Jones Park has a lot to offer. Young Deer run loose on the grounds and are sure to capture the attention of young and old. Convenient camper pads as well as lodges (book in advance) this i...  more »
  • I wish that we had known that they rent cabins as this is the place where we would have stayed. I loved the scenery and how quiet it was. The swamp lands, the slow flowing river, the deer, and turtles...  more »
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  • This is a hard review to write because the location and the actual land and park are amazing. I am from the Midwest and the water/swamps and the interesting landscape was really fascinating Then why the single star? This is probably one of the poorest run state parks we have ever been in, and we travel full time often camping in state parks all across the nation. We first noticed there was garbage EVERYWHERE. The trash cans had lids but they were not the type you usually find in state parks with active wildlife. The lids just popped off, so every single can had the lid off and garbage thrown around, including garbage in the bayous and the river. It was absolutely heartbreaking. Why on earth would the park not have wildlife restricted cans? There were 3 bathrooms around the campsites, the one near our site was closed with a sign "closed for repairs" - so we moved on to the next restroom there the woman's had all but one stall blocked off with crime tape. Obviously no crime just broken down toilets. The final restroom area did have working toilets and showers but the showers were the type that you push and 5 seconds of water comes out (I counted and that is NOT an exaggeration). This park has so much potential but is really poorly run. A weekend cleanup crew, new trashcans and repair person to fix the toilets and this park could be amazing but as it stands it is a total flop. One a positive note, the wildlife is active and the night sounds are wonderful and in the morning our car was covered in little raccoon prints where a little guy tried to break in, he did scratch up our roof but it was fine with us.
  • The place is extremely run down .The main baths have been closed for what looks like ten years and were replaced by a temporary mobile home bath -shower that is about to collapse.the Tent camp Sites are bizarre One parking spot per six sites.nothing here makes a ny sense and prices are steep .$24 to tent camp ???? In this dump??? Whats the scam ? The RV sites were full ,that means there's money being made ,question is wheres it going because it's not being spent on repairs ,upgrades,or renovations ????..... The park itself is nice .on the river .cypress swamps surround it .Lots of trails ..just needs rebuilt and properly managed ..Like racoon proof garbage cans would help..
  • Loved the park but the cabins were pretty nasty. Looks like the floors have not been cleaned in years. There are curse words and graffiti on the bunk beds. Overall just a dirty cabins our neighbors next cabin over had the same problems. As far as the park itself it is awesome. My wife and kids had a blast.
  • I stoped on My way to Texas. Only had a small tent but got a sight next to the showers and restrooms. It was great! Only thing I can say is put your food or cooler up at night! The racoon will come and get into anything not secure., But I enjoyed watching him , and even left him something when I left! Will be back whenever in St Charles.............!
  • Very nice park with walking trails, cabins to rent and spaces for rvv's to park, boat launch and small kids play area. Gives you a good view of the water and some wildlife, some swampy areas are nice to see/visit esp if you're not from this area.