Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles

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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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  • We had seen the sign for Sam Houston Jones State Park many times, but never stayed there until this past weekend. We will be back. The trailer sites are not very deep, so there is not a lot or room fo...  more »
  • So I decided to check this park out because almost every stare I work in I usually stop and check out their state parks. It had just snowed so I knew I would get some good peaceful scenery. I wasn’t d...  more »
  • Sam Houston Jones State Park is a great place to spend some time. They have cabins, rv parking and tent spaces. It is a nice quiet area to sit back and enjoy some peaceful time. Nice walkways, fishing...  more »
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  • I camped at this park for 3 nights during December. — — — — CAMPING — — — — The campsites are pretty tightly packed together and have a set up more like a classic RV park. The exterior sites are much more spacious than the interior sites. We were initially in one of the smaller ones, but there was a dog barking most of the day while its owners were out, so we requested to move. The staff was very helpful and allowed us to move to another site that was much better. There were several armadillos that seemed to invade the campsites at night, so make sure to have a light while walking around and be aware. The pavement is also pretty rough, so beware of tripping hazards while walking around the campsites. The dump station was close to the sites and in good working order. The bathrooms were sufficient, but the toilet seats were a bit discolored and old looking. The showers had a push button that you continued to have to push to make the water run. They also took a long time to warm up, so the beginning of showers was quite cold. In general, the site would be a good family friendly place, but not the best place if you are looking for a more quiet and relaxing campsite. There was a lot of restoration work going on in the area (December 2017), so if you are looking to stay here during this time, be aware that there are several areas that are not open and a lot of noise during the day due to the work. Aside from the restoration noise, there were also a lot of loud boats on the water and loud cars that could be heard late at night driving at high speeds on the roads. — — — — — — GENERAL PARK — — — — — — The park itself is very nice. There were a few trails that were either going through the restoration process or were over-grown, but there were still plenty of trails to walk on. The trails are also varying distances, so you can find some that are fairly short and some that are a few miles long. Several of the trails are mountain bike friendly, but also allow hiking and pets. If you don’t want to be on the trails, it is also easy to walk along the roads and you can still get a beautiful view along the water. There are several picnic areas and lots of wildlife to view in the park. There is a disc golf course in the park as well. Alligators are also present at the park, but we didn’t see any at the time we were there.
  • Great park, beautiful grounds, we saw deer three times while hiking trails, riding bikes and then when we were fishing the river. We stayed in the RV section and the kids had a blast riding bikes and playing on the playground right near our slot. Bathroom facilities have been recently updated but not fully renovated. They're nice enough for what you need. We're going back this summer! Kids can't wait!
  • Well maintained. Maybe too well maintained. Looks like they're clearing a large part to build on but I'm sure they have they're reasons. More of an RV park than what it sounded like. Staff was very helpful. A little pricey at $5 a person just to visit for a few hours.
  • Great open area for family fun. Small hills to hike with kids. Mountain bike. Walk. Grill. Camp areas. Over all nice
  • There used to be ponds that held water and it was beautiful. The last few times I went they were drained and it looked bad. I've been going here since I was a kid. We used to go swimming in the river from the bank. Lots of great memories.

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