Sam Houston National Park
Early U. Extra fees paid by hunters who use wildlife management areas are collected by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and are returned to the Forest Service for use in those areas. This mile section of the trail has National Recreation status. Picnic tables and campsites with lantern post and grills are available.
Sam Houston National Forest WMA
It will take you to smack dab in the middle of the forest, down country lanes, and unpaved roads. So how do you get there? Sam Houston National Park IN up to exit about 50 miles north of Houston. Although, you may see some cool Texas longhorns.
We grabbed maps for Cagle and Stubblefield Lake and continued down the road until we came to those campgrounds. The park is filled with sites where you can park for Sam Houston National Park day, picnic, camp, access the water, etc. The trails are marked by different symbols for foot, bikes, horses etc.
Cagle We started off our day at the Cagle camp site. Cagle has two hiking trails. Making our way back to where we left the car, we then picnicked in the sun and laid out on the lake dock. A few people with boats passed us by and used the loading ramp to go in and out of the water. It would be a lovely escape in the springtime before it gets too hot!
At this site, we were able to park on the side of the road no entrance fee. Plenty of people had done the same and were fishing in Stubblefield Lake. We made our way to the Lone Star Hiking Trail. I felt Cagle site was pretty small, so it was exciting to make it through into some serious wilderness that extended for what felt like forever. All of the trails that we hiked on were fairly well marked and maintained.
The Lone Star Hiking Trail was also marked with mile markers. Some trees had fallen down in some areas, so we had some adventures clambering over them Indian Jones style. The bathrooms at the sites are fairly well-maintained. So for a city-slicker like me, a one or two day camping trip would be manageable. Where do you like to go hiking around Houston? Pin for later….
The average rainfall is 44 inches. These trails are loop trails that return to the starting point. Lake Conroe and the surrounding National Forest lands provide wintering habitat for the endangered bald eagle. Telephone menu messages provide open and closed trails information 24 hours a day.