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Sam Houston Jones State Park

107 Sutherland Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70611-3900
+1 337-855-2665
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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 2 weeks ago
Pamela W
Rockledge, Florida
Park needs love

I would not recommend this park for RV camping. The sites were very close together and had lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tavia P
via mobile
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107 Sutherland Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70611-3900
+1 337-855-2665
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 25 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.

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 24 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 22 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 10 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
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Overall rating is 3 stars with the Park 5 and the camp sites about a zero. Remind me not to stay here again, please. Sites in old loop where we were at are a mishmash of angles and tightly packed on the sides, behind and...More

1  Thank ymceight
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We visited this park during a trip to Lake Charles. If you are looking to spend some time outdoors, check out this park. It has trails for biking, hiking, ramps for boating, and lots of picnic areas. We hiked a couple of trails while visiting...More

1  Thank flaladycamper
Reviewed 6 March 2017

we had a nice relaxing weekend camping in a tent. the area was very clean, although we had a few issues with loud campers around us and people arriving at 10pm and setting up tents while we were trying to sleep.

Thank Amber G
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22 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
23 May 2015|
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Response from GRANDMAL1 | Reviewed this property |
Mid November to early December, then again in late March through most of April.