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Attention: Due to the current weather conditions the lake water level is low. Swimming, boating and fishing is currently not possible.


Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


Double Lake Recreation Area was built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps and offers a little of everything, including camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking and simply relaxing in nature. A variety of tent, RV and group campsites are available.

Natural Features:

The area has rolling hills forested with hardwood and pines. The campground is surrounded by the 23-acre Double Lake.

Temperatures are moderate to cool from September through May, and hot and humid from June to August. Winters are cool and wet.


Double Lake is stocked with bass, bream and catfish. There are three fishing piers and a limited access boat ramp with parking nearby for trailers. Only boats with small electric motors are allowed. Boat and canoe rentals are available seasonally.

A 5-mile hiking trail leads to Big Creek Scenic Area, and there is access to part of the 128-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail. An 8-mile mountain bike trail meanders around the lake.

Swimmers can relax on a sandy beach after taking a cool plunge.

Learn more about recreation in the national forest.


Double Lake Recreation Area facilities includes family camping units, group camping, picnicking units, a picnic shelter, beach with swimming area and a concession stand with bathhouse.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Concessions
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Lodging
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • One vehicle included with each site fee; extra vehicles charged $9 per night on-site
  • No access from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. for newly arriving campers
  • No alcohol in beach area
  • Picnic shelter and lodge reservations are handled at the park; call 936-653-3448; fees are dependent on number of people in group
  • Day use fee of $6 per vehicle per day (up to 5 people); annual pass $45 per family; walk-in or bicycle $1 per person per day; dump station use $6 per use
  • Firewood $5 per bundle
  • Click here for more information on National Forests and Grasslands in Texas

Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
  • 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):
30.53306, -95.12889
30°31'59"N, 95°7'44"W

From New Waverly, Texas, go 22 miles east on Highway 150 to FM 2025. Turn and drive south 0.25 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

301 FM 2025

Phone Number:

Information:  (936)653-3448
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