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



  • 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!!!

  • 14th October 2014 "Perhaps a little camping is in order." Glen Beck FYI: NOT a political post!

    We at Double Lake agree that camping is one of the best ways to appreciate our many blessings we enjoy in America, but sometime take for granted in today's hustle and bustle of living. Mother Nature shared with loved ones, for even a day or two, can fortify us immensely! Come on out and unwind under the fall colored trees in the beautiful Sam Houston National Forest at Double Lake Recreation Area. We promise you will be glad you did! See y'all soon!

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  • 18th September 2014 We were fortunate enough to have almost four inches of rain today at Double Lake! Our lake is loving it!!!! And the week-end forecast is in our favor for camping, hiking, biking, campfires, and a knee-high dip in the lake.

    There are sites available for overnight camping and the Day Use Area is open each day until dusk. Come on out and see how easy and fun it is to follow the Camping Rules listed on this post!!!!

  • 5th September 2014 Double Lake Recreation Area always brings out the maximum energy in each of us and now we know why!! LOL This is the perfect time of year to come on out and get energized by the nature of the beautiful Sam Houston National Forest at Double Lake Recreation Area. See you hiking, biking, running, and of course, relaxing real soon!

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  • 29th August 2014 There's just something about a campfire surrounded by friends and family, especially at Double Lake Recreation Area, that is sheer magical!! Join us for this Labor Day Weekend to celebrate the close of Summer and to welcome in the most beautiful Fall months ahead.

    We have overnight sites available, and the Day Use area will be open daily from 8 am until dusk. There are fire rings in each overnight camping site. To cook in the Day Use area, you will need to provide a non electric BBQ grill of your own.

    Wishing our friends, near and far, a very safe and happy Labor Day Holiday! Hope we soon you real soon!