Ana A.
Conroe, TX
Joined March 2018
Find me hiking, camping, biking, kayaking or paddleboarding with my pup Lulu
Great camping in North Texas

We always prefer to stay at the shelter sites because of the proximity to the lake. We were able to launch our paddleboards from our site (site #5) Don‘t expect any privacy as the sites are very close together. The shelter has electricity and water, a pic nic table and a fire ring. There are some nice hiking trails and if you enjoy rappelling you can do that too!

One of our favorites!

Our campsite was very close to the beach and the lake was ideal for paddleboardIng. Out site had a fire ring and a picnic table, it was surrounded by trees and allowed us to hang our hammocks to sleep, the bathroom was a few steps away and was very clean. There is a store a few miles away in case you need to buy some last minute things. The host was very nice and kept the place nice and neat.

A hidden gem!

We were looking for a place that wasn’t going to be too busy and we could paddleboard and Woods Lake was that and more. The site had a lot of shade and the lake was within walking distance. We were the only ones paddleboarding on the lake. The hiking trails are very nice and marked well.

Beautiful views and great host!

The campsite was empty because of the nearby forest fires, we stayed a couple of nights and only was affected by the smoke one nIght because of the change in the wInd dIrection. The sites have a fIre rIng and are kept very neat, the bathrooms didn’t have showers but were very clean, we had a great view of the lake and if the water level wasn’t so low we could have launch our paddleboards from the campsite. We slept on our hammocks and there was plenty of trees and shade. We will definitely come back!

Beautiful Views!

We stayed at the primitive sites and showed up with no reservations but there were several open sites, which allowed us to find one with privacy. The views from the site to the lake were breath taking!

Our site had a fire ring and a pic mic table, the surface was pretty rough and rocky so make sure you have very good padding, the bathrooms with no shower were within walking distance and there was a water spout. The sites are close to each other so if you have neighbors don’t expect that much privacy. We would come back to this park to enjoy the views and water activities.

Pleasant surprise

The park is very clean, they have primitive, water + electric and just water campsites. Each site has a fire ring and a covered picnic table. The park is located just a few minutes from the freeway. You can fish, canoe, kayak or paddleboard but you need to bring your own. We enjoyed everything except the noise from the homes across the lake. This park is known for the prairie dog colonies which are fun to watch!

Firt time in Hot Springs

A short drive from Hot Springs you will find this park with amazing views. The best tent sites that are not close to the water are 82, 83 or 84; however, we recommend the ones closest to the water. The park has a marina where you can rent boats, kayaks and paddleboats.
Our site had a fire ring, a few trees for our hammock and the bathrooms were very clean.
We travel with our dog Lulu and she enjoyed the trails and the water too!

Memorial Weekend

This place is a beautifull forested remote area and you have to drive over 4.5 miles to get to the campsite, its a two lane dirt road, lookout for deer and other critters crossing. We stayed at the walk in campsites, they have those and a few where you can park next to your site, don’t expect very much privacy, you can’t make reservations, they are all first come first serve and you pay at your site. All are tent only. we stayed at #20 with a short walk from the parking area but a little bit too close to #21, 18 and 19 seem to be the ones with more privacy. We did have a nice shaded site with a fire ring, a barbecue grill, a picnic table and nice surface for your tent. the camping area is just a short walk to the sandbar where you can enjoy the cool floating water. The bathrooms are adequate but no running water, therefore don’t expect showers. We camped with our dog Lulu, the sites are pet friendly and she had fun in the water too. There is an abundance of wild life, keep an eye for snakes and thicks!