Sam Houston Jones State Park

  • Sam Houston Jones State Park

Sam Houston Jones State Park

  • Location: 107 Sutherland Road, Lake Charles, LA 70611

Project Planning

OVERVIEW:

Parish: Calcasieu; population: 197,204

Acreage: 1,047

Established: 1944

AMENITIES:

Overnight: 12 cabins, 62 campsites, 1 lodge

Features: boat launches, disc golf, picnic area/pavilions, playground, nature trails, biking trail, lagoon

Tourism Region (Marketing): Cajun Country

VISITATION:

FY 2017: 96,373

FY 2016: 113,205

Cabin Occupancy (8 cabins):

19.22% weekday

80.75% weekend occupancy

Campsite Nights Occupied: 12,006

Revenue/Expenditures:

FY 2017 Revenue

$515,594.19

FY 2017 Expenses

$584,275.64

FY 2017 Deficit

($68,681.45)

POTENTIAL PROJECTS:

  • Whole park concession

  • Lodging expansion

  • Timeshare

  • Rock climbing

  • Zip lines

  • Restaurant

  • Concession stand/park store

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:

  • LWCF for non-outdoor recreational uses

  • Shoreline erosion

  • Wetlands mitigation/periodic flooding

OTHER:

  • LWCF Protected Site

  • Wildlife habitats, tree-filled lagoons, nature trails

  • Longleaf Pine Habitat