Built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Double Lake offers a little of everything including camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking or just getting back in touch with nature.  The Double Lake Recreation Area is open to day use and camping year round, and is a popular destination all four seasons.Campers have ample places to park their gear with 65 family sites (some with electric and sewer hookups) and an additional nine groups sites. Thirty-seven campsites are accessible for persons with disabilities. With national forest trees surrounding the area, each site is equipped with a picnic table, level pad, lantern holder and a campfire ring or cooking grill.  Showers, drinking water and toilet facilities are located throughout the campground areas.

Campground Information

Double Lake Campground



  • 14th February 2015 Wishing our friends a very Happy Valentines Day and Presidents Day Weekend! We are fortunate enough to have ideal camping weather predicted for the entire week-end. There are a few first-come, first-served sites available, so bring your sweethearts out and come snuggle around the campfire under the stars and just spread the LOVE!!!!
  • 20th December 2014 Just stopping by to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Double Lake!! Hoping to see y'all soon and a reminder that our gates will reopen tomorrow morning, December 21, at 8 am!!!

    The weather forecast for the week looks perfect for enjoying the spirit of Christmas and the New Year with family and friends in the beautiful outdoors of the Sam Houston National Forest at Double Lake!

    We truly appreciate all the friends we have grown to love throughout the past years, and do hope to see y'all frequently during 2015! Let's let the good times roll in the New Year! See you soon!!

  • 19th November 2014 I am sorry to report that Double Lake will be closing for three weeks beginning on Dec 1. We will reopen on Dec 21. This closure is due to problems with the main lift station. A contractor is currently installing a new sewer line, and when that is complete, they will rebuild the lift station.
    Those wth reservations during this period will be issued full refunds. You will not have to do anything as this process has already started.
  • 11th November 2014 Double Lake Recreation Area is starting to burst alive with beautiful Fall colored leaves in early November! The red, golden and green foliage against a bright blue sky can take your breath away on any given day. Hope you can visit to enjoy the beauty while the colors are at their peak.

    Sunday afternoon in Coldspring - Google+
    November 9, 2014
  • 28th October 2014 A little humor from us at Double Lake Recreation Area to our friends of the Sam Houston National Forest and Double Lake! Isn't he handsome???

    We have the great fortune at Double Lake in seeing these beautiful White Tails on a near daily basis. The gals are more visible, and the guys are far more reserved. Craig claims it's because the bucks are more intelligent and know how NOT to get shot. I don't believe that for a second! Lol

    It is the hunting season now in the forest, but of course, hunting is prohibited in Double Lake Recreation Area. The deer apparently sense the season, and migrate closer to Double Lake during this time for their assurance of safety, which they seem to know they can enjoy with us! And we love it!!!!

    Come on out to Double Lake while the weather is spectacular and the White Tails are jumping! We are all about family, friends and fun!!!