Sam Houston Jones State Park

Address

107 Sutherland Road
Lake Charles, LA 70611

(337) 855-2665

http://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/parks/sam-houston-jones-state-park/index

Date of Official Change:

November 24, 2015

Description:

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 for both day-use and overnight visitors.

Must pay park entrance fee.

1,087-acre park the land is 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. Park is located just north of the most productive birding region of Louisiana and bird watching is always excellent.

Waterways in this area make water sports a natural highlight at the park. Two boat launches, Rental boats available for those who simply wish to take in the serene beauty of the park's ponds. The three hiking trails winding through this beautiful park on which hikers may travel to explore the park and the banks of the various tributaries to the Calcasieu River.


Sam Houston Jones State Park offers:
-Disc golf- Front office has loaner discs for beginners
-Fishing
-Cabins: Basic cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, towels and linens are provided. Bring your own food and personal supplies
-Lodge: Basic cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, towels and linens are provided. Bring your own food and personal supplies
-Tent camping sites
-Motor home and trailer camping sites
-Pavillions
-three hiking trails
-picnic grounds
-playgrounds
-Bicycle paths

Hours:

Gate Opening Times:
Sunday through Thursday-open at 6:00am-close at 9:00pm
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holiday-open at 6:00am-close at 10:00pm

Entrance Station Hours:
April-September 6:00am-7:00pm
October-March 8:00am-5:00pm

Program Fees:

Entrance Fees: $2 per person
Free for Seniors (62 and older) and children (3 and under)
Fees for Cabins & Camping check website: lastateparks.com or call office

Languages:

English

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

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Date of Official Change:

November 24, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities:

Self-selected projects

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Address Listings

Mailing

107 Sutherland Road
Lake Charles, LA 70611

Physical (Primary)

107 Sutherland Road
Lake Charles, LA 70611

Contacts

Available Staff

Primary Contact

Sam Houston Jones State Park

lastateparks.com

(337) 855-2665

samhouston@crt.la.gov

Available Staff

Sam Houston Jones State Park

Toll Free

(877) 226-7652

samhouston@crt.la.gov

Nicole Adams

Park Manager

Sam Houston Jones State Park

samhouston@crt.la.gov

Phone Numbers

Main Phone

(337) 855-2665

Toll Free

(888) 677-7264

Legal Status:

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