You’ll find Huntsville State Park six miles southwest of Huntsville, TX in Walker County in the Sam Houston National Forest. Huntsville State Park has over 20 miles of trails to explore along with a pretty great lake to fish, paddle or swim. Fish for crappie, perch, catfish, or bass. Lake Raven also has a boat ramp, fishing piers, and fish cleaning stations. Bring your own canoe or rent one from the little supply store. The supply store also has miscellaneous supplies and bait for purchase.
Campsites are spaced modestly except those in the full hookup loop. If you are looking for full hookups, book in advanced as those are in high demand at this location. All sites have a two-day minimum on Friday and Saturday.
- Full hookup campsites - pull-through, picnic table, fire ring, water hookup, lantern post, restrooms & showers nearby 20/30/50-amp hookup
- Electric sites - picnic table, fire ring, water hookup, lantern post, restrooms & showers nearby 20/30/50-amp electric hook up
- Campsites with water - picnic table, fire ring, water hookup, lantern post, & restrooms & showers nearby
Campsites are close together and there were a lot of people around. It was pretty loud with music and people later into the night. Canoeing was good on the lake and good mountain biking trails.
There is good fishing in the lake (it's a popular place to fish, but I haven't personally fished there). The picnic area and day use area are full of large trees. Area is well maintained, and didn't feel like a short day trip from Houston!
Wonderful trails. Clear and well marked. Primitive (water only) tent sites on lakeshore side leave the camper hunting flat surfaces while avoiding runoff pathways. However the dip shields you from stormy winds. Be ready to share the park. Lots of day trippers enjoy this piece of bliss so close to Houston. Trails are marked for foot and bicycle travel. Birdwatchers bring your glasses and journals, you will not be disappointed.
I camp here twice yearly, most years. In early to mid October and usually late April to early May. I love the shelters by the lake, the ability to rent canoes, the trees and the park employees keep it up really well. There are multiple level trail hikes and last May I finally completed one. I intend on doing that again, while I am there, this coming weekend. It is a lovely park! Lots of campsites, RV spots, shelters, there is just one basic cabin at this time, a swimming area, store and so much more.
We took our family here on a Texas state park camping trip. The park rangers explain basics of camping. It was a great experience for our family. The park is very family friendly and tent friendly. It is on a lake that has fishing, kayaking and paddle boats. The facilities were nice and clean.
The camping space I had was very large with water access for my Kayak. The camping was a little noisy with some neighbors playing music but at least they were enjoying it. There's a lot of trails to hike and smooth roads for bike riding. There's a designated swimming area and canoes that can be rented. I will say its pretty hot camping in August.
This park offer a little of everything and a whole lot of fun. Camping, Hiking, cycling, and fishing are just a few of the activities offered here.
Located on the west edge of the east Texas piney woods, this state park features excellent RV and tent camping facilities, and a beautiful network of heavily forested trails. The lake offers canoeing, kayaking, swimming and fishing, and affords visitors an occasional glimpse of alligators. We love this place.
Love the trails but man not a single site is level so be prepared to level your RV and if you are in a tent I would never recommend it. we drove around to all the sites thinking maybe it was just our area but nope all are uneven. We went into town to buy more scissor jacks to help level us. Never had that problem at any other State Park