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Address:
107 Sutherland Road
Lake Charles, LA 70611

Coordinates:
30.299869, -93.256068

Park Map:

Hours of Operation:
Site is open daily.

Gate Opening Times:
Sunday through Thursday
  • open at 6 a.m.
  • close at 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
  • open at 6 a.m.
  • close at 10 p.m.
Entrance Station Hours:
Sunday through Thursday
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Entrance Fees
  • $3 per person
  • Free for seniors (62 & older)
  • Free for children (3 & under)

Phone:
337-855-26651-888-677-7264

Email:
samhouston@crt.la.gov


Online Reservations

Sam Houston Jones State Park sign

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 46th governor, who was instrumental in setting aside this tract of land for the public to enjoy for both day-use and overnight visitors. ↓ show more

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.

The numerous waterways in this area make water sports a natural highlight at the park. Two boat launches are conveniently located on the West Fork of the Calcasieu River, providing access to Calcasieu Lake, about 20 miles away. But it's not necessary to fish to enjoy the water. Rental boats are available those who simply wish to take in the serene beauty of the park's ponds. ( No-Wake Zone Advisory )

The three hiking trails winding through this beautiful park make strolling or serious hiking, pleasurable. Particularly interesting is the old stagecoach road, which hikers may travel to explore the park and the banks of the various tributaries to the Calcasieu River.

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Reservable Facilities
A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.

Cabins: Basic cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, towels and linens are provided. Bring your own food and personal supplies. (click here for facility pictures and layouts) (map)

Standard Cabins$85/night plus tax8 available, 2 are ADA compliant; sleeps up to 6 people; with either 1 double bed and 2 bunk beds or 1 queen bed and 2 bunk beds
Deluxe Lodge$175/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
$225/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
1 available, ADA compliant; sleeps up to 14 people with 2 queen beds, a queen sofa sleeper and 4 bunk beds
Pavilions$70/day
$120/day
Maximum Occupancy of 60 people.
Maximum Occupancy of 100 people.
*Units are equipped with electrical lighting.

Additional Information About Overnight Facilities


Camping
A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.
( map of sites 1-9)  ( map of sites 10-22)  ( map of sites 23-43)  ( map of sites 44-62)
20 Premium Campsites (pull-through sites with water and electrical hookups)$33/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$30/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar
39 Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup)$28/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$20/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar
19 Improved Tent-only Campsites (water and electrical hookup)
(map of tent campsites 1-19)
$28/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$20/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes (formerly Golden Age & Golden Access Passports) (Available through the National Park Service. Click here for more information)
Holders of the Passes, whose state of residence also honors the America the Beautiful pass, are entitled to a 50% reduction on camping fees at Louisiana State Parks. (Passport holders are allowed one site per passport).

Additional Information About Overnight Facilities


Additional Fees


Golf Carts
- $10/cart per day; $100 annual permit available 

State Park Operated Rentals

Rental Boats

Boat Rentals Temporarily Discontinued
Due to excessive vegetation in the lake, the park will discontinue boat rentals until conditions are safe for boat traffic. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.
Boats$20 per dayincludes 2 paddles and 3 life jackets
  • Additional life jackets can be rented for $2 each where available
  • Price varies with concessionaire rentals - please contact site to check availability and rates

Hiking

Trails at Sam Houston Jones State Park
  • 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

Disc Golf:

Bob Rodgers Memorial Disc Golf Course :
Sam Houston Jones SP offers disc golf; the course is located near the trailhead of the Longleaf Pine Trail. Click HERE for a full-size map.
On-Site Activities:

Birding
A Birder's Guide to Louisiana gives directions to over 100 areas for birding throughout the state, includes maps, Louisiana specialties, and contains beautiful photography and checklists of Louisiana birds and other wildlife. The Guide was produced through a partnership between the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the American Birding Association.

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