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Sam Houston National Forest

394 W Fm 1375 Rd, New Waverly, TX 77358-3460
+1 936-344-6205
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Peaceful and serene

It’s a great escape from the city life as it is just less than an hour drive from Houston. And it... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Chi Yun W
via mobile
I've loved this place since I was a small child

My Aunt used to live in Phelps at the end of Watson Lake Rd, We would often visit and my cousins... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Baytown, Texas
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394 W Fm 1375 Rd, New Waverly, TX 77358-3460
+1 936-344-6205
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

It’s a great escape from the city life as it is just less than an hour drive from Houston. And it is also a place to cool down from the heat in summer times, and it is ideal to hike in winter times as it’s...More

Thank Chi Yun W
Reviewed 6 November 2017

My Aunt used to live in Phelps at the end of Watson Lake Rd, We would often visit and my cousins and I used to explore the forest every chance we got. I don't get up that ways as much as i'd like, but the...More

1  Thank keeperofpeace64
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Before you visit Sam Houston National forest, plan your trip well. We traveled towards Lake Livingston over country road and did not see something attractive.

2  Thank Eco_Travel_Explorer
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The weather was perfect for a walk in the forest, The lack of manmade noise was wonderful. A good mixture of hard woods and local flora and fauna was therapeutic. Saw my first real live road runner, and it did not go "beep beep", but...More

2  Thank Buddettes_Journey
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

RV camp sites book early, but we were able to renew our site the morning of, so I think they leave some sites available for that purpose. The only swimming hole in the park is nice, but it is a good distance from the camp...More

1  Thank SaZoCa
Reviewed 21 July 2017

First time to visit this forest, went online a day before arrival to see what I needed to do to check availability of sites, the website is confusing, so it was hard to figure out what sites actually were available. Arrived at park with no...More

1  Thank confusedtraveler2016
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Right on Lake Conroe. We were super thrilled with the natural beauty within a very short walk from campsite. That said - the campsites are ridiculously close to each other. I could not take one picture of our loved ones having fun without at least...More

Thank Kat M
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Visitor station was closed on the weekend, no available bathrooms, trail maps not labeled to tell you where you are, no labels to nearest available walking trails, the "walking trail" was heavily undeveloped that has seen little use. I was picking ticks off my legs...More

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1  Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I can only attest to the incredible customer service at the ranger station to which I made several phone calls in the past week. While in Houston on business, I paid a visit to the park, on a circuitous trip to Bush Airport, to secure...More

1  Thank Leland C S
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Sam Houston National Forest is exactly as many people have described on Trip Advisor. However, unless I missed something, it wasn't so great for day hiking. I tried a number of different trailheads designated for the "multi-use" trails but they all were dominated by dirt...More

Thank Catchatorre
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Dan P
15 May 2017|
Response from Wildbill W | Reviewed this property |
sure they have a few beaches up by cagle campground...and at the south end of fs road 204...
3 April 2017|
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Response from hoverfly8 |
Thank you. I reviewed the rules and regulations and since the collecting is recreational, I do not require a special permit.
25 March 2017|
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Response from Wildbill W | Reviewed this property |
dont know if you are hiking or offroading two different trails systems,,,,mutli use trail ,,,,and the lone stare is hikers only both are well marked have fun