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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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Worst stay of two years on road

This state park is poorly maintained. If you follow my ratings, I rate often and rarely rate less... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
via mobile
A great find

Wow - we love this park. Great hikes, lots of wildlife, fabulous staff and great camp sites... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Ellen T
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107 Sutherland Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70611-3900
+1 337-855-2665
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This state park is poorly maintained. If you follow my ratings, I rate often and rarely rate less than three stars. At 4 o'clock on the day of our arrival we notified the office of how bad the bathrooms were. The manager assured us that...More

1  Thank suebruno
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Wow - we love this park. Great hikes, lots of wildlife, fabulous staff and great camp sites. There is WIFI in Camping area 2 (not in 1). Lots of trees. Super quiet.

Thank Ellen T
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

As far as parks go, this is one of the nicest I've visited. We rented a cabin, it was not real big, but there was enough room for 4 to sleep comfortably. The kids got to fish for the first time and actually caught some....More

Thank Tina F
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This park has such amazing beauty. The park is along the Cacasieu river and has a large cypress tree swamp with walk out bridge. You will see birds, tame deer and a possible alligator. Whether you are here for a month, a week, or a...More

Thank lcj44
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Went to hike the trails. The lady at the front didn't know if the trails were kept up. They were very muddy but it had just rained. The ultimate downside is that as you're driving in, you have no idea how to find the trailheads....More

Thank B A
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We booked our stay in Cabin 11, checking in Friday and checking out Sunday. Our first night a pretty bad storm came through but that did not rain on our parade Saturday. We hosted a birthday party for two of our children and had many...More

Thank JessicaSavoy
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This park has seen better days, but efforts to upgrade are visible. We had a campsite directly on the lagoon/bayou, where a Great Blue Heron was fishing. The frog chorus at night was respectful of quiet hours, hee hee... pretty much abated after 11pm. Office...More

Thank NCfan58
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Most definitely a quiet layed back place to camp with many walking trails, nature all around you, including deer that roam free and you will occasional see raccoons and squirrels begging for food. The rangers would rather you not feed them for their safety. You...More

1  Thank Melinda M
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Made reservation online and cost $6 just todo that. Narrow roads in, out and throughout the park. Had rained and was semi flooded, and the sewers were full. Spots were not big rig friendly. Good trails to walk around and the disc golf course was...More

Thank Fummins F
Reviewed 7 January 2017

A treasure in Louisiana but sadly maintained. Restrooms are not properly cleaned and stocked with basics and RV sites are deteriorating to a very sad degree. A wonderful location that offers an excellent taste of Louisiana swamps. Lots of walking opportunities that will get you...More

Thank SueFromWinnipeg
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We will be traveling through Lake Charles in mid-January in our RV & thinking of spending two or so nights in the area. This will be our first visit to this area. Other than gambling, which we're not really into, is the Lake Charles area an interesting place to visit. Things to see/do? We like to get out & move after driving so like outdoor activities like biking,hiking, etc. but also enjoy a good craft beer or a fun happy hour. Any info or suggestions you might provide would be greatly appreciated.
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
What time of year will I see most migratory birds
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.