Recreation


*SEE CLOSED AREAS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE*


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

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.

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

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Black Creek Lake: (940) 627-5475 Closed to Visitor Temporarily Closed
Bois D' Arc Trailhead: (940) 627-5475 Closed to Visitor Temporarily Closed
CADDO/LBJ (Dallas/Fort Worth Area) 940-627-5475    The following areas are closed:

~ The ENTIRE Lydon B. Johnson National Grasslands

~ The Lake Fannin area and Bois D’Arc Horse Trail in the Caddo National Grasslands
Clear Lake: (940) 627-5475 Closed to Visitor Temporarily Closed
Cottonwood Lake: (940) 627-5475 Closed to Visitor Temporarily Closed
Cottonwood-Black Creek Hiking Trail: (940) 627-547 Closed to Visitor Temporarily Closed
Rhodes Lake: (940) 627-5475 Closed to Visitor Temporarily Closed
SAM HOUSTON (Houston/Conroe/Huntsville Area)    Areas closed in the Sam Houston N.F. are:

- Roads closed to all traffic: Road 219A
- Stubblefield Recreation Area
- West side of the Sam Houston Motorized Trail
- Lone Star Hiking Trail from Richards Trailhead on FS Road 219 to Bethel Trailhead on FS Road 211

Forest visitors should always check their surroundings and be aware of the possibility of falling limbs or trees. For more information, contact Sam Houston National Forest Ranger’s Office at 936-344 6205.
Stubblefield Lake Recreation Area: (936) 344-6205 Closed to Visitor Temporarily closed.
Tadra Point: (940) 627-5475 Closed to Visitor Temporarily Closed
Valley View Group Use: (940) 627-5475 Closed to Visitor Temporarily Closed