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.


  • Double Lake Campground is the highest rated campground in Texas according to tripleblaze.com

Campground Information

Double Lake Campground



Double Lake Recreation Area, soon to reopen, will now be under the operation/management of Royal Elk Park Management. ... See MoreSee Less

As most of you know, Double Lake is closed and is expected to reopen in early Spring. The bike trail is closed and the Lone Star Hiking Trail is open, but it bypasses Double Lake.
When we hear anything about the reopening, we will post it here.
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Here are the photos from our fun weekend of October 21-23 at Double Lake Recreation Area! 🍊🍊🍊 ... See MoreSee Less

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Just a few photos taken near Group Sites I and J this past weekend. We enjoyed hosting students and their families from a Houston School, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Trail Life and their families, and met many new families and friends, as well as our friends of old! ... See MoreSee Less

We are anticipating a fantastic Fall weekend coming up, so come on over to Double Lake and enjoy some R&R in the beautiful Sam Houston National Forest!

Hope to see you real soon and before the Holiday Season is upon us!
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