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Sam Houston National Forest

394 W Fm 1375 Rd, New Waverly, TX 77358-3460
+1 936-344-6205
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Beautiful walks

The Sam Houston forest is so beautiful, with it's tall trees giving amble shade on a hot Texas day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ilonka W
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Kirby, Texas, United States
Hike with Wife and dog

Did a 7 mile hike, starting at Trailhead #2. The terrain was fairly flat throughout, with the... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
kmcgowan0319
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Houston, Texas
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394 W Fm 1375 Rd, New Waverly, TX 77358-3460
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sam Houston forest is so beautiful, with it's tall trees giving amble shade on a hot Texas day. The hiking trail we took was a very easy stroll down to Lake Conroe. It gave us a wonderful look at vegetation and some bird wildlife....More

1  Thank Ilonka W
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Did a 7 mile hike, starting at Trailhead #2. The terrain was fairly flat throughout, with the exception of a few stream crossings. Beautiful flowers and a quiet forest. The trail was quite muddy in spots; however, we were prepared with proper hiking shoes. I...More

1  Thank kmcgowan0319
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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

It’s a great escape from the city life as it is just less than an hour drive from Houston. And it is also a place to cool down from the heat in summer times, and it is ideal to hike in winter times as it’s...More

Thank Chi Yun W
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

My Aunt used to live in Phelps at the end of Watson Lake Rd, We would often visit and my cousins and I used to explore the forest every chance we got. I don't get up that ways as much as i'd like, but the...More

1  Thank keeperofpeace64
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Before you visit Sam Houston National forest, plan your trip well. We traveled towards Lake Livingston over country road and did not see something attractive.

4  Thank Eco_Travel_Explorer
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

The weather was perfect for a walk in the forest, The lack of manmade noise was wonderful. A good mixture of hard woods and local flora and fauna was therapeutic. Saw my first real live road runner, and it did not go "beep beep", but...More

2  Thank Buddettes_Journey
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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

RV camp sites book early, but we were able to renew our site the morning of, so I think they leave some sites available for that purpose. The only swimming hole in the park is nice, but it is a good distance from the camp...More

1  Thank SaZoCa
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

First time to visit this forest, went online a day before arrival to see what I needed to do to check availability of sites, the website is confusing, so it was hard to figure out what sites actually were available. Arrived at park with no...More

1  Thank confusedtraveler2016
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

Right on Lake Conroe. We were super thrilled with the natural beauty within a very short walk from campsite. That said - the campsites are ridiculously close to each other. I could not take one picture of our loved ones having fun without at least...More

Thank Kat M
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Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Visitor station was closed on the weekend, no available bathrooms, trail maps not labeled to tell you where you are, no labels to nearest available walking trails, the "walking trail" was heavily undeveloped that has seen little use. I was picking ticks off my legs...More

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1  Thank Matthew B
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Dan P
May 14, 2017|
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Response from Wildbill W | Reviewed this property |
sure they have a few beaches up by cagle campground...and at the south end of fs road 204...
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hoverfly8
April 2, 2017|
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Thank you. I reviewed the rules and regulations and since the collecting is recreational, I do not require a special permit.
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