Just relax at the Houston Recreation Area where mostly standard sites with lake views will ease you into the laid-back southern charm of the lazy Lewis Smith Lake and the calming effect of the sound of dozens of waterfalls trickling in the background. Find your center in the middle of Lewis Smith Lake dozing on a fishing boat. A tug on the line and it’s your camps lucky day—grilled Kentucky Spotted Bass is what’s on the menu tonight!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
88 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Houston Recreation Area and Campground.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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There is zero cell phone service in Bankhead national Forest

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March 8th, 2017
Bankhead National Forest
United States
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34.125° N, 87.295° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 88 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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