Sam Houston Jones State Park

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Sam Houston Jones State Park

Sam Houston Jones State Park
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Pamela S
Lake Charles, LA27 contributions
May 2020
We took family photos there a few years ago. They turned out very nicely. They have a pier that you can walk out over the swamps, little bridges here and there. There was an gentleman that went out to feed the deer and raccoons every evening around 6:pm. He passed away and I guess the animals scatters to find their own food. Except the older ones that were too old to find food. I tried to go out and feed them but it was just too far away. Please, don't feed the animals. They get use to humans feeding them and when no one shows up they starve.
Written April 2, 2021
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Fordham_43
Austin, TX48 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We visited SHJSP right after Christmas for a mini-family reunion.

Cabins were nice and there was plenty of free firewood since they’re clearing out some densely forested areas. The newer kid’s hiking trail was a nice addition since our last trip a few years ago.

There’s a new Rouses grocery store nearby (few miles) and a Walmart just a little further in case you need supplies.

I’ll add some pictures since there’s not many that are recent.
Written January 2, 2020
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hlboettner
1 contribution
Jan 2015
Excellent place to hang out in a cabin. It's very quiet. 2 parks for the kids to play. Cabin has coffee pot, pots and pans (bring PAM), has fire pit , no bbq pit, plates, coffee cups and dining ware. They provide bath towels, dish towels, bed linens, washcloths, toilet paper, microwave, refridge and freezer, oven and stove. In my research I found it difficult to see what they provide and don't provide..so,I hope you find this useful. Fat racoons around the property too!!! Great screened porches and chairs ! :-)
Written January 7, 2015
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Fordham_43
Austin, TX48 contributions
Dec 2013 • Family
We met family here for a weekend getaway and rented cabins #10 & #11. Cabins are simple, but in good shape. Interiors are identical. They come with pots/plates/utensils/linens. Kitchen has a small fridge, cooktop, and oven. Small bedroom with full size bed and second VERY small bedroom with 2 bunks...good for up to 4 kids. The kitchen is adequate, but has very little room...only one person can work at a time (see photo). There's a nice, small living room with loveseat, table, and satellite TV. Only real con was the water heater ran out very quickly in both cabins....after one 3-4 minute shower we were out of hot water. There's a nice firepit and picnic table in front of both cabins. The park allows you to pick up firewood, but I'd recommend bringing some since there's a lot of pine which doesn't burn well. There's a couple of playground areas that the kids enjoyed. It was cold during our stay so we didn't have any mosquitos at all (probably not the case during warm weather). There's a gas station about a mile from the park entrance and a Walmart less than 10 minutes away if needed.
Written December 31, 2013
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henson H
Louisiana, MO1 contribution
Mar 2012
The park ranger was the rudest I've ever seen! He parked is truck and hid in the woods and spied on people then he would come out and tell us "If yall can't quit talking yall need to go inside" He then called the cops on a group of people that were absolutely not bothering anyone nor were they being loud. He and 5 police units come back with lights flashing going about 40 miles an hour through the campground, caused the biggest uncalled for scene with these TAX PAYING campers. We all pay to stay here and we should be able to sit outside until anytime we feel like it and talk with our family and have a good time. Sounds to me like the park ranger needs to get a life. WE WILL PASS THE WORD AROUND, and WE WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO THIS PARK!!!!
Written March 18, 2012
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Jamie B
Jacksonville, FL87 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
The park personnel and the park itself are always a great to us when we stay! The park is located deep in the woods yet very close to shopping and anything you may need. We stayed for a week while traveling with our 5th wheel camper. There are two loops and the first one you come to when you enter is developed with both sites with full hook-ups and sites with just electric and water. The second loop is somewhat developed but a bit more rustic, there are also tent sites on this loop. We use Reserve America which lets us look at the sites and try to get one of the two pull-thrus as we are pretty long (40 ft camper) and some of the interior sites are too small for us to maneuver. Great hiking trails along the water many picnic tables, lots of birds and things to see. If you are into Casinos there are several in a ten mile radius. One is about 2-3 miles from the park.
Written February 4, 2015
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Fordham_43
Austin, TX48 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
We had our family get-together here for the second straight year. This time we had Cabins 8, 9, and 11. See our prior review from December 2013 as most of the info in that at one still applies. I'll add a few new photos though. Cabins are identical and good for 2 adults and up to 4 kids. The main bedroom has double bed. Smaller bedroom has 4 small bunk beds with very little extra space.....essentially just a good place for the kids to sleep as there is no room to do anything else. The water heaters worked fine this time. We spent a lot of time on the small screened porch as it was a bit rainy during our stay. Kitchen has an oven and small microwave. It's stocked with the basics...plates, silverware, some pots/pans. We wished we had brought cookie sheet and scrubber to wash dishes. Bedrooms have sheets, blankets, and pillows. If you're looking to go out for dinner, we recommend Steamboat Bills on I-10 by the bridge. We didn't use it, but there is a nice frisbee golf course in the park. There are lots of picnic tables with grills near the playground.
Written December 30, 2014
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Tmontet18
Lake Charles, LA5 contributions
My girlfriend and I spent the weekend tent camping here, we had a great time, they have tent pads designated by numbers, nice trials, plenty of deer and wildlife to see, clean restrooms and showers, the only semi negative thing is that they claim the sites have hookups( water and electricity) which is true, to an extent, the pad we had the power was about 20 feet away and water about 40 feet, also claim to have wifi, there is a signal and you can connect to it, but forget about getting any bandwidth, you can't load a web page, but neither of those were big deals to us, we loved it there.
Written November 3, 2013
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Richard Combs
41 contributions
May 2019
This is a very very pleasant slice of Louisiana, the river, wetland with cypress trees, wildlife like deer, birds, squirrels, armadillos, (including the occasional "gator" sighting) and lots of turtles, frogs and more.

The camping area is nicely maintained and the fees are very reasonable. Of course since I live about 4 miles from the park and do day visits, I really don't know... it just looks good and there are usually a lot of camping and RV people there. I've heard that the cabins for rent are very nice.

We enjoy it and we folks come in from out of State, it is definitely on the list for us to visit.
Written August 11, 2019
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SGuillory
13 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Sam Houston Jones State Park is a great place to stay. The staff Ms Karen, Samantha, Becky are amazing, they are professional, kind and very accommodating. The park is beautiful. There are 3 type of camping sites. Tent sites, RV sites with ele and Water only and full hook up sites with ele, water and sewer.There are also cabins, playgrounds and some beautiful day use areas. The RV sites are nicely shaded. The grounds are kept clean and lovely( Thank you Becky). There are lots of thing to do in the park while staying there. The walking trails are great and being able to stroll along the river in the morning and evening is wonderful. There are deer, squires, lots of birds and turtles.To make reservations for this park you need to contact Reserve America. We will definitely be staying here again, and look forward to our next visit. Safe Travels.
Written July 27, 2019
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