Camping & Cabins

Choose from the following to find a site: RV camping on the Sam Houston National Forest


Burn Ban Reminder --

No open campfires are allowed anywhere on National Forest Land in counties where a burn ban is in place. This includes developed recreation areas and hunter camps. Only gas and propane grills, lanterns and stoves are allowed.   In counties with no burn bans, open campfires are allowed in recreation areas and hunter camps, but be extremely cautious with campfires and make sure it is doused with water and cold to the touch before leaving an area. If you see any unattended fire, contact the Ranger’s office immediately or call 911. Thank you and enjoy your National Forests.

~ Texas Burn Ban Map ~


From primitive camping to RV camping, the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas has much to offer. There are, however, no cabins for rent.

Forest visitors can now camp up to 28 days at selected recreation areas in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.   Extended camping is offered at:

Davy Crockett National Forest:

Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area - Sites: 7, 9, 16, 20, 26, 32, 43, and 45

   For more information call 936-655-2299.

Sabine National Forest:

Indian Mounds Recreation Area - Sites: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17-26, 28, 30, 33, 35, 36 and 37

Lakeview Recreation Area - Sites: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10

Ragtown Recreation Area - Sites: 3-24

Willow Oak Recreation Area - Sites: RV-1 - RV-7

   For more information call 409-625-1940.

The U.S. Forest Service conducts controlled burns in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas from early spring to summer. Maps for planned burns and completed burns may be viewed on the Fire Information page.  Knowing where the burned areas are before visiting the forest may be helpful in planning an enjoyable outing.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities