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Winter Campout

February 9-11 2018
Huntsville State Park


Nature has top billing at this park. Be sure to bring your walking shoes, binoculars, camera, and definitely your bicycle!

Friday night will be casual, and you're welcome to arrive anytime. Pack dinner will not be provided Friday night. 

Saturday night we will have pack dinner and campfire program, and will honor the Webelos Scouts that are earning their Arrow of Light award, the highest honor in Cub Scouts. The ceremony combines aspects of native American traditional and Scouting lore in what will surely be a night to remember. 

Lose yourself among the majestic trees and natural beauty of the East Texas Pineywoods. Rent a canoe, explore our trails or just relax by the lake. We are a short drive north of Houston, in the Sam Houston National Forest.

Things to Do

At Huntsville State Park, you can camp, hike, bike, picnic, fish, swim, paddle, geocache and study nature. We have 21 miles of trails, playgrounds, a bird blind and nature center. Take a virtual tour with our interactive trails map. Alligators live in the park;read our alligator safety tips.
On the lake

Enjoy water activities on the 210-acre Lake Raven:
  • Fish for crappie, perch, catfish and bass. We have a boat ramp, fishing piers and fish cleaning stations. We allow motor boats, but at idle speed only.
  • Swim in our designated area from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (no lifeguards). Read our swimming safety tips before you swim.
  • Rent a canoe, kayak or paddle boat.
  • Borrow fishing equipment to use in the park.

Nature Center

Our Nature Center has something for everyone: exhibits, bird nests and other collections, and animals. Hours vary; call the park for information.


Become a Discovery Agent! Download the app at home, then use it to move and learn at the park.

Parent Action Items
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    Dan Lieberman,
    Jan 24, 2018, 8:17 PM