Double Lake is stocked with bass, bream and catfish. Boaters and fishermen can fish from one of three piers or can take advantage of a limited access boat ramp with parking nearby for trailers. Swimmers can relax on a sandy beach after taking a cool plunge. Only boats with small electric motors are allowed on the 23-acre lake.

Visitors can savor the outdoor flavor by hiking the marked 5-mile trail leading to the Big Creek Scenic Area, an eyeful of nature at its finest. For a longer trek, there’s access nearby to the Lone Star Hiking Trail which offers an opportunity to see the “back country” of east Texas.

In an effort to preserve Double Lake Recreation Area for others in the future, no off-road vehicles are permitted to roam the area. An 8-mile-long mountain bike trail meanders around the lake.


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Double Lake Day Use



You just can't beat the peace and serenity of a Summer Sunset over Double Lake !

These photos were snapped this evening from the Picnic/Day Use Area. The Picnic Shelter, top left, is a historical structure and is available for day use by making a reservation through our office.
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Below are photos taken from Group Site J, with the newly cleared Lakeshore Trail in the background.

Hurricane Cindy left us with some rain this week, but thankfully we were spared further damage.

Hope to see you soon! 🌲☘🌲
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We would like to wish all the dad's out there a very Happy Fathers Day Weekend coming up!!

What better way to spend the day with family and loved ones than to come on out to Double Lake Recreation Area?

Our host have been extra busy these past weeks working to clear the Lakeshore Trail and the Group Sites of overgrown foliage so that the views to the lake are more open than ever! The photo below was taken this evening from Group Site J.
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We will never forget the war heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and the freedoms for which we are grateful, this and every day. ... See MoreSee Less

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