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



  • 10th March 2015 The lake after nearly two weeks of light, yet steady showers! As our friends all know, Spring Break is upon us in Texas for the next two weeks, and the rains are in the upcoming forecast to stay at bay for the Spring Breakers!!!!

    Then, we want those rains to continue for obvious reasons, right? We still have a number of weeks before the swimming season will be in full force, so we are hoping for the best!!!

    Whether spending Spring Break with us at Double Lake or not, we wish everyone a very safe and fun filled break!

  • 6th March 2015 On Monday, Mar 9, the bathroom near the group sites and the bike trail trailhead will be closed for about 10 days. This is necessary because the main lift station has to be rebuilt.
  • 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.