Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles

3.6
#5 of 15 in Things to do in Lake Charles
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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4.2
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  • August 2, 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.  more »
  • July 10, 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.  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    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 ...  more »
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  • May 13, 2017
    This is definitely not the place to come if you're expecting a relaxing camping experience. Camping spots incredibly cramped, facilities lacking in general. Couldn't enjoy the nature because of other campers who brought club speakers and played a continuous mix of zydeco and Pandora ads. Asked the park rangers to moderate it, nothing happened. All that in addition to the trash on the ground and in the waterways. It's more of a place for people to drink than to conserve and enjoy nature.
  • May 27, 2017
    This was an great Louisiana swamp nature adventure. Snuggled along the Calcasieu River in Lake Charles, this park has eye-catching nature vistas and some excellent nature walks. A unique camping experience.
  • June 23, 2017
    Very beautiful peaceful park. The nature and wildlife is Suh a great experience, especially for those who may not see it as much.
  • June 15, 2017
    Great park for friends and family to visit and you can stay all day for only 3 dollars per adult.
  • April 26, 2017
    Updating my review today 4/2/2017 from 4 months ago. We're camping at site 13. Bathrooms are cleaned twice daily. Noticeable improvements around park. Restrooms at both campgrounds are working. They said, they've drained the swamp to kill the weeds that have overtaken it. Still lacking trash cans with metal lids, only one trash can at camp area 1. No wi-fi, which if its like camp area 2, its out dated and slow. Good news progress is being made. All the restrooms are open.

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