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Huntsville State Park

565 Park Road 40 West, Huntsville, TX 77342
(936) 295-5644
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Attention: Alligators live around

Especially do not leave your children unattended. Check with park rangers as well. I personally... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York Area
Great park close to Houston

We hiked the open trails, nice lake for fishing and swimming. The grocery/gift shop is close... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
John M
Houston, Texas
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A popular park great for fishing, boating and horseback riding.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“paddle boats” (15 reviews)
“swimming area” (13 reviews)
“lake raven” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
565 Park Road 40 West, Huntsville, TX 77342
(936) 295-5644

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Especially do not leave your children unattended. Check with park rangers as well. I personally saw Aligator in the lake. The park is not the most beautiful. The playground, some picnic benches and toilets need renovation

Thank Eco_Travel_Explorer
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We hiked the open trails, nice lake for fishing and swimming. The grocery/gift shop is close Tuesdays and Wednesdays so plan accordingly. You can rent kayaks or canoes (if the grocery shop is open), lots of picnic tables and camping spaces.

Thank John M
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

If you are coming in from the southeast, please be advised that the GPS directs you to make a turn into oncoming traffic on 45. Be alert so as to avoid being involved in a fatal crash. Be aware that if you arrive after 10...More

Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Camping here 30 yrs ago was super, few campers, mostly tents and cabins. Little noise. But now it is crowded. Rv camp spaces are close and other campers are loud. But stil nice trails to hike. Swimming hole is good if water is up. They...More

Thank txtchr2016
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It's a pretty park, for sure, but it was very crowded. The facilities are very nice and it has a great building you can rent right on the lake for parties, receptions, reunions, etc. It was very crowded and there was lots of trash on...More

Thank Diedre C
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I took my son and wife to this park we live close bye and went for our first time kayaking. It was very busy a lot of people but it was a holiday weekend. They warn about alligators but we didn't see any, Thank Goodness....More

1  Thank jerryleow
Reviewed 27 June 2017

if you want to go there and experience Some Racist park rangers and get Not get the shelter you wanted even though You booked it.The bathrooms are terrible and the cabins have so many bugs we had to sleep in the car morale of the...More

Thank Nuclear G
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly we had never been here so we finally decided to come. We came for the day to do some hiking and check out the area. We had a great time. There are paddle boats to rent, RV areas, picnic areas, fishing areas. Could definitely...More

1  Thank Matthew A
Reviewed 24 May 2017

My husband and I took our camper/trailer here for a weekend in early May. The park itself is quite pretty! Nestled right among Sam Houston State Forest. The lake and surrounding forest makes for some stunning photos at sunset. We rode our bikes on the...More

1  Thank allicatag
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I was very impressed by this park. I tent camped here for one night. The facilities were clean (the bathroom near my site was old and dated, but kept clean.) The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The sites themselves are very nice. I stayed...More

3  Thank z3r0h3r0
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30 June 2017|
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Response from Eco_Travel_Explorer | Reviewed this property |
Never trust beasts, no matter where they are. Ask the park ranger's supervisor how many accidents they have per year.
Bonnie D
21 June 2017|
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Response from Debbie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, take your dog.
Melinda S
30 May 2017|
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Response from RevTexTEXass | Reviewed this property |
There is a netted beach area. The fish swim all over and fine to eat if legal size. Yes there are wild critters in the woods & water. Alligators are not friendly and tend to avoid adults. Learn and research them and... More