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Sam Houston Jones State Park

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Address: 107 Sutherland Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70611-3900
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 hosts in area 1 were in there all weekend cleaning up. They were also knowledgeable... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 she would contact the host and get it cared for. In the morning the same... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Ellen T
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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. The deer in the park was an added bonus. We were even able to have... More 

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Thank Tina F
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 day, this is a lovely place to relax. Biking and walking within this beautiful scenery... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. Maybe you're a better navigator than me but I did run into a nice lady... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 family and friends over and we all had a great time. The cabin was clean... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 personnel friendly and welcoming. Nice family trails along the lagoons and rivers.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 will also see MAY turtles in the ponds, and there is an alligator so you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 good. Spots were confusing, in blocks of 4, there was no rhyme or reason. Staff... More 

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