Tent Sites
No Fires
No Pets
Water Unknown
About Kelly's Pond Campground: (936) 344-6205

This campground area located at the end of Forest Service Road 271. It has eight campsites with picnic tables, fire rings and lantern posts.

Tent camping is available here. Individuals must utilize the adjacent parking area and walk into the camping units. The area is very primitive with no potable water or electricity. Kelly's Pond is a trailhead for the Sam Houston Multi-Use motorized trail.

A view of camping area at Kelly’s Pond on the Sam Houston National Forest.

National Forest
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Water Hookups
Kelly's Pond Campground: (936) 344-6205 is located in Texas
30.5113 N
-95.6616 W
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From New Waverly follow FM 1375 West approximately 11 miles, turn south on FS Road 204 for 1 mile, and turn west on FS Road 271 for 1.5 miles.
3 Reviews of Kelly's Pond Campground: (936) 344-6205

Great place to camp along the LSHT! They have bathrooms but not much else. If you are hiking during hunting season, Kelly's Pond Road Hunter Camp is a designated primitive site!!! It is located at mile 14.3 on the Lone Star Hiking Trail, plus an extra 1.2 miles to the East for Kelly's Pond with bathrooms, if you are hiking from Western Terminus to Eastern Terminus.

Free Camping and OHV parking for National Forest

Looking for a single, free spot to camp for a few days? This little pond is tucked back in the San Houston National Forest a few minutes off the interstate. I use this area to prepare for longer trips since it is so close to home

First to Review
A good stopping point on the trail

Stopped at Kelly's Pond when hiking the Lone Star Trail. It is a pretty basic camping ground.

There is a compost toilet, but no water. There is a pond near by if you want to filter water though.

The grass was pretty high when I was there, so we camped on what is really the parking lot. At the real campsites, there were picnic tables.

Campsites are first come, first serve and cost 5$ per person per day.

As well as the Lone Star Trail, there are many other trails in that area that you can check out