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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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Vacationing in RV

We have been traveling to state & national parks from Florida along the Gulf. All have been... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Carol D
via mobile
Great park for anything

At Sam Houston you can bike, hike, picnic, rent a cabin or rv space. They have several miles of... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
via mobile
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“rv sites” (8 reviews)
“picnic tables” (10 reviews)
“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
107 Sutherland Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70611-3900
+1 337-855-2665
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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 11 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 22 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 7 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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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This park inspired me to start writing reviews again lol. I was expecting great things based on all the 4/5 star reviews but unfortunately my experience greatly differs from most visitors. First off the park is really small. Not a huge deal but just an...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Stunning scenery, nice trails. Quintessential Louisiana. Tent area a bit crowded but not too bad. Read some complaints on the bathrooms, I've seen people bring their trash into them and leave it, I've seen groups of pre teens go in an 'toilet paper' them. Camp...More

2  Thank Antonia D
Reviewed 8 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 7 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 2 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
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21 October 2017|
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Response from gcduhon | Reviewed this property |
The park is very nice. There are places to park camping trailers, they have cabins to rent, there is a boat launch, and a bridge over a pond. The deer are free in the park and you can feed them. They are no longer in a... More
23 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