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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: Stubblefield is nice, but the Overflow Campground a few minutes down the road is free and really great...
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Tin Barn Lodge

Tin Barn Lodge

100% Recommend – 4 Responses
Kelly: We stayed at Sue's Tin Barn Lodge over the weekend and had an incredible time! Sue greeted us when we ...
Request book$300/night
Private Lake Paradise

Private Lake Paradise

100% Recommend – 3 Responses
Megann: It's a cool spot! It's easy to get to and looks just like the pictures! I'd recommend tent camping bec...
Direct book$40/night
Prairie Branch Campground

Prairie Branch Campground

100% Recommend – 3 Responses
Texas: We camped at Huntsville in the dead of winter and were the only campers at the entire park! It was a ...
Public campground
Twelve Stones Group Site
Sallie: The property is limited to youth services group or religious groups.  Space available for tents in...
Request book$80/night
5D Ranch
Julie: 5D Ranch is an owner operated ranch that has opened its doors to the public. We have a quiet place to...
Direct book$20/night
Art & Heart
Kelli: Pitch your tent within the secured and fenced in property of The Lowery Art House Montgomery. There...
Request book$30/night
Small Farm with Tall Trees
Seifert: We are located on 17. 5 acres. Open areas to set up for tent camping, or very secluded areas on...
Direct book$20/night
Privet Spring Fed Creek
Matthew: Inspired by his love of nature and his affinity for hot springs, Matt (the host) crafted this camp as ...
Request book$55/night
Rafter G Ranch
Sunny: Your camp is located in a meadow overlooking a valley. Old oak trees border the meadow, providing...
Request book$25/night
Briers Ranch Primitive Camping
Gary: Pitch your tent in a field or deep in the woods. Explore pasture, brushy areas, gullies, washouts,...
Request book$20/night
Get grounded and unplugged!!!
Raymond: Tents can be pitched almost anywhere on the property. Near the pond, farther out in the deer field,...
Direct book$30/night
Briar Loop Campground

Briar Loop Campground

100% Recommend – 3 Responses
These sites are so special that they’re designated by letters A - P as opposed to the traditional...
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Mallard Pond Cabin
Mallard: Mallard Haven Retreat is located off US 287, between Palestine on the north and Crockett on the south....
Direct book$75/night
Raven Hill Campground
Raven Hill is the place to park your four-wheeled crib! Backing it up is encouraged at these sites...
Public campground
Coloneh Campground
Coloneh Campground is tent-tastic! If you’re looking for a low-key getaway at Huntsville State Park,...
Public campground
Piney Shores Campground
Aptly named are these campgrounds sheltered in amongst the forested pines, right on the eastern shores...
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Red Oak Campground
Sandwiched between the beachside Piney Shores and the outer Yaupon Loop campgrounds, sites 38 - 49 are...
Public campground
Pin Oak Loop Campground
Right along the lake on the park’s northern boundary, sites 98 - 147 are scenically located despite...
Public campground
Yaupon Loop Campground
The farthest removed from the lake of among the three campground conglomeration including Piney Shores...
Public campground
Hercules Club Loop Campground
The farthest south of Lake Livingston’s campgrounds, these sites are nestled on one of the corner...
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