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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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Birthday camping weekend

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... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2017
JessicaSavoy
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 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. 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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5 reviews
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Reviewed January 26, 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 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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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 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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United States
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 13, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 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 in close touch with nature. This State Park is one of our must-visit spots on... More 

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17 reviews
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Reviewed January 4, 2017 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016

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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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 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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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 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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