Hodges Gardens State Park, LA

Over 700 acres of wild and cultivated beauty, Hodges Gardens State Park, located in Sabine Parish, is a unique member of the State Parks system. Originally designed and opened to the public in 1956 by oil and gas businessman and avid conservationist, A.J Hodges Sr. (1890 - 1966),...
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Horses are required to reserve an equestrian site. For Park Specific Questions contact the park at 1-800-354-3523. Should you have any problem with your reservation, or you need to make a change, transfer, or cancel, give us a call at 1-877-CAMP-N-LA. The cancellation fee is a minimum of $10 per facility. For reservations made 10 to 11 months in advance, the cancellation or transfer fee is one day use fee per facility. For all other reservations the cancellation or transfer fee is $10 per facility when cancelled or transferred 15 days or more before arrival or one day usage fee when cancelled or transferred 14 days or less before arrival. Reservations for overnight facilities are held from the scheduled date and time of arrival until checkout time the following day. WHETHER THE RESERVATION IS PAID IN FULL OR NOT
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Overview

Description

Over 700 acres of wild and cultivated beauty, Hodges Gardens State Park, located in Sabine Parish, is a unique member of the State Parks system. Originally designed and opened to the public in 1956 by oil and gas businessman and avid conservationist, A.J Hodges Sr. (1890 - 1966), the site's gardens consist of a variety of plants and flowers, from a formal rose garden to a collection of Japanese Red Maple trees. Walkways and footbridges throughout the gardens allow the visitor to stroll through an abundance of flora. Water from 225-acre lake, built in 1954, is pumped from the lake through the gardens to waterfalls, pools, fountains and to the watering system before it is recycled back into the lake.

History

A site rich in history, the area was once home to bands of Indians, Spanish and French Explorers, and Highwaymen. Early explorers gradually beat out a road through the forest. It originated in Natchitoches, crossed west central Louisiana (through the heart of what is now Hodges Gardens) on to Texas and Maxico City. This famous road bears the name of El Camino Real, or the King's Highway. In 1898, stonemasons began mining sandstone from a quarry (which now lies within the Gardens) to build the jetties at Port Arthur. The quarry was soon abandoned, leaving a tri-level area with large natural rock formations exposed. About this time the lumbermen moved in, and soon the virgin long-leaf pine forests were stripped barren. Years later, A.J. Hodges, Sr. a leader in the reforestation movement, purchased over 100,000 acres, planted over 39,000 acres of pine seedlings and converted the entire acreage into a managed tree farm. Upon discovering the abandoned stone quarry, large rock, an abundance of wildflowers and pine seedlings covered the area. He and his wife, Nona Trigg Hodges, saw its potential for a natural scenic recreational area. Gradually the area was developed and opened to the public in 1956. The Park was formally dedicated on May 1, 1959 and transferred to a non-profit foundation in 1960.

Hours of Operation: The gate opens daily at 8 a.m and closes at 9 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; Day Use Entrance Fees: $5 per person; $4 for Seniors (62 and older) free for children age 3 and under.

Rules

  • Pets are not allowed in any buildings, including cabins and lodges.
  • Please be prepared to pay the balance of your facility rental fee upon your arrival at the park.
  • Reservations for overnight facilities are held until check-out time the day after your scheduled arrival.
  • Early departures will be treated as cancellations
  • Golden Age/Golden Access Passport holders must present a valid card at check-in.
  • Persons who rent park facilities can be held responsible for any damage done to those facilities.
  • All park buildings are smoke free environments including cabins and lodges.
  • Cabins and Lodges are furnished with basic kitchen utensils, pots, bed linens, pillows, and towels.
  • Group Camps are furnished with pots, basic kitchen utensils and bunk-beds.
  • Please bring your own pillows, bed linens, towels, soap products, and paper products (paper towel and tissue), etc.
  • A maximum stay of 14 consecutive days is allowed at the park.
  • Reservations must be made at least 1 day in advance

If you are reserving a cabin, lodge or group camp 10 months or more in advance of the arrival this reservation will adhere to the following:

  • This reservation must be paid in full no later than 30 days after the reservation is made.
  • If you call the reservation center to drop off any days or cancel you will be charged one days rental.

Booking Window
Thu Aug 21 2014 - Mon Jul 20 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Non Peak Wed Oct 01 2014 Tue Mar 31 2015
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
First night deposit will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $6.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee will be charged for each reservation.

Payment Methods Accepted On-Line:
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Cancellation Policy
A non-refundable fee of $10.00 will be charged for any cancellation. Additional late cancellation fee may apply to cancellation less than 15 days prior to the scheduled arrival date, depending on your reservation.

If you are reserving a cabin, lodge or group camp 10 months or more in advance of the arrival date, this reservation will adhere to the following:

No change can be made to this reservation until the deposit is paid and 18 days from the date the reservation was made has elapsed.

One night deposit is due 10 days after the reservation was made or it will be cancelled.

30 days after this reservation is made the balance must be paid in full or it will be cancelled without additional written notification.

Cancellation or days dropped fee for this reservation is one day/night's rental.

Please read the Fee and Cancellation Policy for more information


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
Group Camp (Type 2) $250.00
Equestrian Campsite $14.00
Campsite Primitive $1.00-$20.00
Campsite (Unimproved) $14.00
Cabin Standard $85.00
Cabin Deluxe $120.00-$150.00
Non Peak Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Mar 31 2015
Group Camp (Type 2) $250.00
Equestrian Campsite $14.00
Campsite Primitive $1.00-$20.00
Campsite (Unimproved) $14.00
Cabin Standard $85.00
Cabin Deluxe $120.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
Group Camp (Type 2) $250.00
Equestrian Campsite $14.00
Campsite Primitive $1.00-$20.00
Campsite (Unimproved) $14.00
Cabin Standard $85.00
Cabin Deluxe $120.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
From I-20, take Hwy. 171 south. Hodges Gardens State Park is located approximately 14 miles south of Many. From I-10, take Hwy. 171 north. Hodges Gardens State Park is located approximately 20 miles north of Leesville. GPS Coordinates: N 31.36928; W 93.42486.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Hodges Gardens State Park
1000 HODGES LOOP
FLORIEN  LA  71429

Phone Number:

Information:  (800)354-3523
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