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Sam Houston National Forest

394 W Fm 1375 Rd, New Waverly, TX 77358-3460
(936) 344-6205
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First time visitor

First time to visit this forest, went online a day before arrival to see what I needed to do to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Abilene, Texas
Cagle Recreation Area -- Easy hikes for beginners

Right on Lake Conroe. We were super thrilled with the natural beauty within a very short walk from... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Kat M
Katy, Texas
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“lone star” (16 reviews)
“poison ivy” (4 reviews)
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394 W Fm 1375 Rd, New Waverly, TX 77358-3460
(936) 344-6205
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank confusedtraveler2016
Reviewed 30 May 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
Reviewed 29 May 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 Matt B
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I can only attest to the incredible customer service at the ranger station to which I made several phone calls in the past week. While in Houston on business, I paid a visit to the park, on a circuitous trip to Bush Airport, to secure...More

Thank Leland C S
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Sam Houston National Forest is exactly as many people have described on Trip Advisor. However, unless I missed something, it wasn't so great for day hiking. I tried a number of different trailheads designated for the "multi-use" trails but they all were dominated by dirt...More

Thank Catchatorre
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Spring Break provided my two adult daughters and I an opportunity to test out our skills and fitness and we hit the trail. Next year we want to attempt a thru-hike of the Lone Star Trail, but for our initiation we chose to hike around...More

1  Thank Holly B
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Enjoyed our camping visit at Cagle Recreation Area. Able to do kayaking. Didn't catch but one fish but not a fisherman, anyway. Hiking was pretty nice. Hadn't realized that Lake Conroe is connected to the park. Shower/Bathrooom facilities were clean. Variety of birds are aplenty...More

Thank hasyed
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The forest is huge with lots of hiking trails. The recreation area is clean. We wished there were more to do besides hike and fish. Scenery is beautiful. Excellent access to Lake Conroe.

Thank travelfam4045
Reviewed 13 March 2017

nice hiking trails or do a picnic ,,boat lanch aviable on lake conroe sam houston lone star trail come through here 200 miles of good trail 85 miles of motorbike trail and many good places for horse riding

1  Thank Wildbill W
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Very well kept national forest park with walking trails excellent maintenance educational displays and guidance and all levels from luxury to primitive of camping areas available a peaceful happy retreat and a photographers dream come true go during the week and enjoy having it to...More

Thank 355charlesa
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Dan P
14 May 2017|
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...
2 April 2017|
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Response from hoverfly8 |
Thank you. I reviewed the rules and regulations and since the collecting is recreational, I do not require a special permit.
24 March 2017|
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Response from Wildbill W | Reviewed this property |
dont know if you are hiking or offroading two different trails systems,,,,mutli use trail ,,,,and the lone stare is hikers only both are well marked have fun