Cagle Recreation Area is a popular campground and day-use area that sits along the shoreline of Lake Conroe on the west fork of the San Jacinto River, just 1 hour north of Houston, Texas. The area offers great camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, birding and water sports year-round.
Anglers are drawn to the 22,000-acre Lake Conroe for its forested lake shore and open water. The lake is particularly noted for black bass and year-round fishing. Swimming is not allowed, but fishing, hiking, picnicking and shoreline wading are sure to provide plenty of fun for kids. Hikers and mountain bikers can try the 2-mile Cagle Trail within the facility. Learn more about recreation in the national forest.
The campground offers sites with full-service hookups organized into two loops. Each loop has sites overlooking Lake Conroe and restrooms with flush toilets, sinks and hot showers. The facility also has a boat ramp with large parking area, hiking and bicycle trails and a picnic area overlooking the lake.
Cagle is nestled among the pines of the Sam Houston National Forest. This area is covered with beautiful large pine and hardwood trees plus thousands of colorful wildflowers. Mid-February redbud tree blossoms followed by dogwood blossoms in early March put on a spectacular display of flowers.
Lake Conroe and the surrounding forest provide wintering habitat for the endangered bald eagle.
Temperatures are moderate to cool from September through May, and hot and humid from June to August. Winters are cool and wet.
Visitors can explore the national forest's 85 miles of off-road vehicle, equestrian and mountain bike trails. The 128 mile Lone Star Hiking trail is nearby with a portion of the trail located near Lake Conroe.
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We've camped here several times and it's very comfortable. Pets allowed and it has fire rings.
We had a great time at this park we camped w a buddy in his camper and the site we had was huge. There were tons of trees and very shaded. There is a huge lake w a boat ramp and pier. There are tons of trails you can get lost on. We walked many miles. There are restrooms and showers. The site had full hookups as well.
Full hook up sites are nice. No swimming allowed but I did launch my paddle board from the site. I also saw some campers launching their kayaks and fishing. Our site had a big drop off from the asphalt pad and the picnic table was a long way from the pad. We were a short walk from the bathroom. Park hosts make it a point to drive by and say hi. They also offered firewood for free, if we wanted it.
Very nice, heavily-shaded water/electric campsites.
Some of the best camp hosts you’ll ever meet, and access to the north end of Lake Conroe to boot.