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April 6-8 2018

Double Lake Recreation Area
Double Lake Recreation Area - Sam Houston State Park

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Double Lake Recreation Area was built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps and offers a little of everything, including camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking and simply relaxing in nature. A variety of tent, RV and group campsites are available.

Natural Features:

The area has rolling hills forested with hardwood and pines. The campground is surrounded by the 23-acre Double Lake. 

Temperatures are moderate to cool from September through May, and hot and humid from June to August. Winters are cool and wet.


Double Lake is stocked with bass, bream and catfish. There are three fishing piers and a limited access boat ramp with parking nearby for trailers. Only boats with small electric motors are allowed. Boat and canoe rentals are available seasonally. 

A 5-mile hiking trail leads to Big Creek Scenic Area, and there is access to part of the 128-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail. A 20-mile mountain bike trail meanders around the lake. 

Swimmers can relax on a sandy beach after taking a cool plunge. 

Learn more about recreation in the national forest.


Double Lake Recreation Area facilities includes family camping units, group camping, picnicking units, a picnic shelter, beach with swimming area and a concession stand with bathhouse.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Concessions
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Lodging
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Showers
  • Swimming

Double Lake Campground


Dan Lieberman,
Apr 2, 2018, 8:28 AM