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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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Just a park, you can camp,BBQ. Plenty of open space. Dock to see alligators. Restrooms available. Entrance fee is minimal. OK if your an outdoors type of person or family.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 in close touch with nature. This State Park is one of our must-visit spots on... More 

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Thank SueFromWinnipeg
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a park, you can camp,BBQ. Plenty of open space. Dock to see alligators. Restrooms available. Entrance fee is minimal. OK if your an outdoors type of person or family.

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Thank Vanessa M
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a family reunion here and it was so nice. There were electrical outlets, close restrooms, water, covered pavilion. Just a really nice place and easy to keep an eye on the children.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We hiked the old stagecoach ( yellow) trail and it was very easy for young child to keep up for the couple mile round hike. Lovely river views. Then drove round to the main camp grounds. Lots of quintessential Louisiana swamp landscapes and plenty of turtles sunning themselves.

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Moss Bluff, Louisiana, United States
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61 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I love this state park....It is the perfect place to take grandchildren or just to go for a walk. Lots of trees, on the water, and plenty of wildlife to see (even a tame deer!)

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Thank Kathy F
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for great photo opportunities of the Louisiana landscape, this is a great place to find it. Lots of cypress trees resting majestically in the many different waterways. Some wildlife such as deer and turtles can be seen also. I love this state park.

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Sulphur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Sam Houston Jones Park has a lot to offer. Young Deer run loose on the grounds and are sure to capture the attention of young and old. Convenient camper pads as well as lodges (book in advance) this is a popular place from spring through early fall. there is a boat landing for the fisherman and interior pond for the... More 

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