Address: 107 Sutherland Rd, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70611
GPS: 30.299899, -93.256201
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Local Directions: From I-10 westbound at Lake Charles, take LA 171 north toward Deridder. Turn west onto LA 378, then north (right) onto Sam Houston Jones Parkway. From I-10 eastbound, take LA 378 east then north (left) onto Sam Houston Jones Parkway.

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-337-855-2665
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-677-7264
Website: http://www.crt.state.la.us/lou...
Email: samhouston@crt.la.gov

All year
Gate Hours: Gates are open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; entrance station is open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

59 RV Sites, 78 Tent Sites, 17 Full Hookup, 61 Electric and Water, 30 Amps, 50 Amps

12 Cabins / Cottages

Daily Rates: $20.00 - $225.00
Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, VISA

Facilities & Services
Bathhouse / Restrooms, Dump Station, Hot Showers

Boat Ramp, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Playground

All Ages, Pets Welcome

Max RV Length 70 ft
Originally named for the Texas folk hero who traveled extensively in the western reaches of Louisiana, Sam Houston Jones was given its current name in honor of the state's 37th governor, who was instrumental in setting aside this tract of land for the public to enjoy.

Because the caretakers of this 1,087-acre park have worked to keep the land in its natural state, abundant wildlife inhabits the area. Tree-filled lagoons and a mixed pine and hardwood forest combine to create a unique natural environment. The park is located just north of the most productive birding region of Louisiana. The bird watching is always excellent, but at certain times of year, nearly 200 species of birds can be seen at or within 30 miles of the site.
Total Sites78
RV Sites59
Tent Sites78
Max RV Length70 ft
Full Hookup (17)Electric and Water (61)
Rental Units
Total Rental Units12
Cabins / Cottages12
Cabin / Cottage
Sites Rental Units Miscellaneous
Facilities and Services
  Hours Description Fees
Bathhouse / Restrooms  
Controlled Access Gate  
Dump Station  
Flush Toilets  
Hot Showers  
Pay Phone  
Visitor Parking  
  Hours Description Fees
Boat Ramp  
Boat Rentals  
Hiking   Riverwalk Trail -- 1.6 miles; Cypress Tupelo Trail -- 1/2 mile; Swamp Walk Trail -- 1.1 miles; Longleaf Pine Trail -- 3-1/2 miles; Longleaf Pine Extension -- 1.3 miles


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3 star rating
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3 star rating
A great park with one major downside
November 24, 2014
There's no doubt this State Park is beautiful, with its lovely scenery and nice trails. The sites are smallish but not really a problem unless you've got a toad or a big rig. The hookups work, and the wi-fi signal is strong enough. The dealbreaker here is the bathhouse is usable but could use a more thorough cleaning.

We stayed here in a Popup Trailer.
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Sabine National Wildlife Refuge (Hwy 27 south, Hackberry) - This 125,000-acre wildlife refuge preserves a large block of coastal marsh. A Visitors Center displays a diorama and exhibits. A one-mile paved nature trail is open to the public.
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