Kelly's Pond Campground: (936) 344-6205

Trail sign at Kelly's Pond on the Sam Houston National Forest.

This campground area located at the end of Forest Service Road 271. It has eight campsites with picnic tables, fire rings and lantern posts.

Tent camping is available here. Individuals must utilize the adjacent parking area and walk into the camping units. The area is very primitive with no potable water or electricity. Kelly's Pond is a trailhead for the Sam Houston Multi-Use motorized trail.

A view of camping area at Kelly’s Pond on the Sam Houston National Forest.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Dispersed Camping and Day Use are open, for trail status please contact the District Office (936)-344-6205.

No reservations are taken, and use is on a first, come first served basis.

Area Amenities: Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: $5 per person, per day for trail use.

No charge for camping or day use.
Closest Towns: New Waverly, Texas
Water: None
Restroom: Vault

General Information


From New Waverly follow FM 1375 West approximately 11 miles, turn south on FS Road 204 for 1 mile, and turn west on FS Road 271 for 1.5 miles.

General Notes:

Primitive camping.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Dispersed Camping

OHV Camping

OHV Trail Riding

Contact the District office at (936) 344-6205 for wet weather closure information.
Class of Vehicle ATV and Motorcycle


Picnic tables:
Tent camping: Primitive camping; 8 sites
Toilets: Vault

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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Marijuana detection - Report suspicious activity on the forest by calling (936-639-8530) or (936-639-8507).