Houston Recreation Area

Area Status: Open

Houston Recreation Area Day-use and swim beach bathhouse is open.

Houston Campground remains closed to the public.

Houston Recreation Area offers 14 picnic sites, a group shelter for up to 50 persons, showers, drinking water, swimming, hiking trails, and a boat launch. Dayuse Parking $4 per vehicle May 1 - Oct 31. Day users can enjoy a beautiful sand swimming beach and a modern bathhouse. Houston Boat Ramp $4 per vehicle and is open all year. Houston Pavilion is $20 (1-50 people) and $4 day use per vehicle May 1 - Oct 31.  Call 1-877-444-6777 or visit on-line at www.recreation.gov to reserve group picnic shelters. Title:  Houston Recreation Area

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Houston Day Use Parking is available May 7- Sept. 30, 2023. The Houston Pavillion is available May 7 - Oct. 31, 2023. FYI the courtesy pier is no longer available due to repairs. 
Operational Hours: Day-use only. Houston Campground is closed to the public.
Fees: Recreation Fee Schedule
Usage: Light
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: In case of emergencies and/or road-side assistance, please contact 911.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking


Group Picnicking

Boating - Motorized