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Lake Houston Wilderness Park

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Lake Houston Wilderness Park (LHWP) is a beautiful, lushly forested expanse of nearly 5,000 acres, located three miles east of New Caney (approximately 30 miles north of Houston) off Hwy-59. Lake Houston Wilderness Park is the only park in the department that allows overnight stays in cabins and campsites.

Most of the park is heavily forested with over 20 miles of trails which provide a quiet escape from the bustling city. The park offers a variety of outdoor experiences for people of all ages including camping, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, birding, fishing and horseback riding trails (visitors must bring own bikes, fishing equipment, watercraft, and horses).

The climate is usually warm and humid during the summer months and the winters are generally mild and short. The average summer temperature is around 90° but overall the average temperature throughout the year is around 67°. The average rainfall 51 inches.

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Camping permitted in designated areas only. All campsites and facilities require a paid permit. For online reservation visit that may be obtained online

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For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

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  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups

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Angelica R.
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2021

Great hiking and camping

Love the trails. My favorite is the trail that leads you to Lake Isabella. It can only be reached by hiking to it. Very peaceful. We have camped at LHWP and love it. Clean restrooms are a plus.

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Amanda C.
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2021

Perfect for kids

Plenty of trails , wildlife , bathrooms and good fishing. We go here a lot! It’s always good fun! And very clean.

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Marcy F.
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2020

Not too bad

Stayed here recently and it was “ok” didn’t like the fact that you have to park away from your camp site and walk everything in, especially when there are “roads” that lead to the camp sites. Also didn’t appreciate the camp staff riding their gator around camp well after 12am with their head lights shining in our camp.


Lake Houston Wilderness Park is located in Texas

Detail location of campground


From jct US 59 & FM 1485: Go 2 mi E on FM 1485, then 1-1/2 mi S on Baptist Encampment Rd. Entrance fee required.


30.147005458277647 N
95.16846284547475 W

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