Sam Houston Jones State Park
Layout of Sam Houston Jones State ParkOriginally 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 for both day-use and overnight visitors.
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 the Gulf of Mexico, only a few 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.
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.

  • 42 Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup)     
  • 20 Premium Campsites (pull-through sites with water and electrical hookups)     
  • 19 Improved Tent-only Campsites (water and electrical hookup)
  • 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.
  • GPS Coordinates: 30.299869,-93.256068.
  • For reservations, call 1-877-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652) toll free.

Contact Sam Houston Jones State Park

107 Sutherland Road
Lake Charles, Louisiana  70611
Phone: 337-855-2665
Toll Free: 888-677-7264


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