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Sam Houston National Forest

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Sam Houston National Forest, Texas

Fifty miles and a world away from Houston, the Sam Houston National Forest sprawls out over eastern Texas in a jumble of dogwoods, pines, ponds, and lakes. Take it all in (well, not quite all, the Read more...
Fifty miles and a world away from Houston, the Sam Houston National Forest sprawls out over eastern Texas in a jumble of dogwoods, pines, ponds, and lakes. Take it all in (well, not quite all, the forest’s over 100,000 acres) on the Lone Star Trail; 128 miles that wind through pine and hardwood forests and around lakes, creeks, and bayous. You’ll have to travel this trail on your own two feet, but other multi-use trails in the forest allow for biking and horseback riding -- even ATVs. Ah, there’s nothing like revving your motor among the pines. Boating and fishing are popular Sam Houston pastimes, too; some of the lakes, like Double Lake, are stocked with bass, catfish, and crappie, so bring a bucket to hold your (hopefully) abundant catches! Or you could leave the fish in peace and paddle instead over the glassy smooth water; many lake recreation areas in the forest have canoes and paddleboats for rent. Jump in afterward to escape the searing Texas heat -- we won’t judge if you don’t bother to change into a bathing suit before hand. Dry off by your campsite fire, then retire to your tent with achy muscles and a head swimming with ideas on how you’ll spend the next day in Sam Houston. Trust us, one day here just isn’t enough.
Stubblefield Lake Campground
Matthew
Matthew: Stubblefield is nice, but the Overflow Campground a few minutes down the road is free and really great...
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Sweet Home Cabin
Bruce
Bruce: Experience serenity without isolation, just outside The Woodlands area of Texas,
Sheshan Lodge
Anne
Anne: You’ll love our place because of the location. It has a private outside entrance and a great back yard
Prairie Branch Campground
Texas
Texas: We camped at Huntsville in the dead of winter and were the only campers at the entire park! It was a...
Good Times On Lake Livingston
Caleb
Caleb: Hey there! This is just plain ol' raw vacant camping land! It does not have hookups for RV or a slab...
Rafter G Ranch
Sunny
Sunny: Your camp is located in a meadow overlooking a valley. Old oak trees border the meadow, providing...
Briar Loop Campground
These sites are so special that they’re designated by letters A - P as opposed to the traditional...
Private Lake Paradise
Megann
Megann: It's a cool spot! It's easy to get to and looks just like the pictures! I'd recommend tent camping...
Raven Hill Campground
Raven Hill is the place to park your four-wheeled crib! Backing it up is encouraged at these sites...
Coloneh Campground
Coloneh Campground is tent-tastic! If you’re looking for a low-key getaway at Huntsville State Park,...
Tin Barn Lodge
Kelly
Kelly: We stayed at Sue's Tin Barn Lodge over the weekend and had an incredible time! Sue greeted us when we...
Privet Spring Fed Creek
Matthew
Matthew: Inspired by his love of nature and his affinity for hot springs, Matt (the host) crafted this camp as ...
Piney Shores Campground
Aptly named are these campgrounds sheltered in amongst the forested pines, right on the eastern shores...
Red Oak Campground
Sandwiched between the beachside Piney Shores and the outer Yaupon Loop campgrounds, sites 38 - 49 are...
Pin Oak Loop Campground
Right along the lake on the park’s northern boundary, sites 98 - 147 are scenically located despite...
Yaupon Loop Campground
The farthest removed from the lake of among the three campground conglomeration including Piney Shores...
Hercules Club Loop Campground
The farthest south of Lake Livingston’s campgrounds, these sites are nestled on one of the corner...
Stephen F. Austin Campground
Come one, come all! At Stephen F. Austin Campground, take your pick from 40 pull-through, full hook-up...
Mallard Pond Cabin
Mallard
Mallard: Mallard Haven Retreat is located off US 287, between Palestine on the north and Crockett on the south....
Lake Somerville Birch Creek Unit Campground
Kelsie
Kelsie: Great time to see deer over Thankgiving Break and low park attendance makes it feel more secluded.
Rv Hookup At Mill Creek
Kelly
Kelly: The RV Hookup at Mill Creek is cozy, well shaded, and offers activities to keep the whole family busy ...