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CAGLE RECREATION AREA, TX

Photo: CAGLE RECREATION AREA (TX)
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

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 45 minutes north of Houston, Texas. The area offers great camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, birding and water sports year-round.

Natural Features:

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.

Recreation:

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. A section of the 128-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail also winds along Lake Conroe.

Learn more about recreation in the national forest.

Facilities:

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.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors can explore the national forest's 85 miles of off-road vehicle, equestrian and mountain bike trails.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • RV Parking
  • RV sites
  • Security Lights
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Showers
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Tubing
  • Water Skiing
  • Waterfront Sites
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • No alcohol permitted at this facility
  • No horses allowed
  • Only two tents and up to eight people are allowed at a campsite
  • Golf Carts are not allowed at Cagle
  • One camping unit plus one vehicle per site
  • Additional vehicles $5 fee per day; extra vehicles must use overflow parking lot at day use area
  • Street-legal vehicles only
  • Forest Service Law Enforcement and local Sheriff on duty
  • Fire permitted in fire rings only
  • Site must be occupied in the first 24 hours of reservation
  • Shooting restrictions in effect year-round
  • Learn more about the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas


    • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    30.53, -95.53611
    30°31'48"N, 95°32'10"W

    From Huntsville, Texas, take I-45 to mile marker 103, New Waverly exit, and go to the first stop sign. Do not turn; stay straight on the feeder until you reach the stop sign at FM 1375. Turn right (west) on FM 1375. The Sam Houston District Office is on the right approximately 2.5 miles west of I-45. Cagle Recreation Area is approximately 6 miles west of I-45 and approximately 3 miles west of the District Office on the left hand side of FM 1375.

    From Conroe, Texas, take I-45 to mile marker 102, New Waverly exit, and go to the first stop sign. Turn left (west) on FM 1375. The Sam Houston District Office is on the right approximately 2.5 miles west of I-45. Cagle Recreation Area is approximately 6 miles west of I-45 and approximately 3 miles west of the District Office on the left hand side of FM 1375.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    CAGLE RECREATION AREA
    394 FM 1375 WEST
    NEW WAVERLY  TX  77358

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (936)344-6205
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