The National Forests in Texas provide a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities! There are dozens of developed recreation areas and trailheads, offering camping experiences ranging from highly developed to primitive. Camping is offered on a first-come, first-served basis in developed recreation areas, and some larger or more popular areas (Ratcliff Lake, Cagle, Double Lake), offer reservations through www.recreation.gov.
Featured Camping & Day Use Areas
There is a day-use fee at highly developed areas with swimming or boating facilities. Campground facilities generally include tent pads, picnic tables, parking spurs for trailers, lantern posts, grills, potable water, and toilets.
View the Recreation Matrix to see the amenities that the campgrounds have to offer.
NFGT Controlled Burns
Recreationists - If you want to avoid areas and trails that have been temporarily blackened by a controlled burn, please check the burn maps on the Fire Information page before visiting the forests or grasslands.
Other helpful information:
Outdoor Adventures tabloid | NFGT Hunting Guide tabloid | Hunting FAQs | Camp Area Maps |
Links of interest:
Recreation.gov | National Park Service | Texas Parks & Wildlife