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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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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  more »
  • 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 s...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very beautiful peaceful park. The nature and wildlife is Suh a great experience, especially for those who may not see it as much.
  • Great park for friends and family to visit and you can stay all day for only 3 dollars per adult.
  • 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.