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CAMPGROUND NAME: Cagle

VISIT DATE: 11/6/2004

UPDATE DATE:  2/20/2014

STATE: Texas

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Sam Houston

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: New Waverly

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
In New Waverly, TX, at intersection of I45 and State Rt. 1375, take 
Rt. 1375 west 5.6 miles to Cagle Recreation Area sign.  Turn left into 
campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 225 ft.

The campground, comprised of two loops, Sweet Gum and Sycamore, 
is located along the east shore of Lake Conroe on the west fork of San 
Jacinto River.  The overstory is composed of large pines and hardwood 
trees.  The smaller loop, Sweet Gum, is more open with redbud and 
dogwood blossoms decorating the area during February and March.  
Although widely spaced, there is no middlestory, providing poor privacy 
between campsites.  Sycamore Loop has more hardwoods and more 
shade and campsites are closer providing minimal privacy.  Some 
campsites have a few places nearby where boats can be moored.  
Both loops have a manicured grass understory and are surrounded 
by mixed hardwood and pine.  Each loop has some sites overlooking 
the lake.  This is a popular campground that fills up most weekends.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $20 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14*

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 45
   
   Total Sites: 45

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 45
No. Grilles on Sites: 45
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 45
No. Water and Electric Only: 0
No. Water Only: 0
No. Electric Only: 0

No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Potable Water at Waste Station: No 
Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 45'

Comments:
Parking aprons are paved and most are same size.

FACILITIES
Vaults: No
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0

Comments:
Hot showers are wheelchair friendly.

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: No
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: Yes
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: Yes
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Lake Conroe is 22,000 acres.  Power boat hazard - tree stumps.  Boat carry 
down access is limited to a few campsites on Sycamore Loop.

HIKING
Cagle Trail (loop - foot and mountain bike) - 2 miles
    0.8 miles of the trail is paved.
Cagle Day-Use Trail (loop - foot) - 0.5 miles.

FISHING	
White and Stripper bass, perch, and catfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Double Lake VISIT DATE: 02/26/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: Texas REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Sam Houston NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Coldspring RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Coldspring, TX, take State Rt. 150 west 1.5 miles to Double Lake sign (Farm Rd. 2025). Turn left onto Rt. 2025 and go 0.4 miles to Double Lake Recreation Area sign (Forest Rt. 210). Turn left onto Rt. 210 and go 0.6 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 540 ft. The campground, originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1937, is heavily wooded with mostly hardwoods and located adjacent to Double Lake. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, a concessionaire sells snacks, limited groceries and rents canoes and paddle boats. Interpretive programs are offered during the summer months. The campground is convenient for hikers of the Lone Star Trail. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - single with no hookups $28 per day - single with electric and water hookups $30 per day - single with full hookups $55 per day - double with water and electric hookups $65 per day - double with full hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 36 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 65 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 65 No. Grilles on Sites: 65 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 17 No. Water and Electric Only: 19 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 0 No. RV Pull Throughs: 6 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 11' X 56' Comments: Parking aprons are paved. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: Wheelchair friendly showers. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 3 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Double Lake is 27 acres. Power boats limited to electric motors. Canoe and paddle boat rentals. Beach is sandy. HIKING Lake Shore Trail (interpretive) - 1 mile Lone Star Trail - 120 miles Double Lake Mountain Bike Trail - 8 miles FISHING No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Stubblefield Lake VISIT DATE: 02/26/1997 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: Texas REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Sam Houston NEAREST CITY/TOWN: New Waverly RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From New Waverly, TX, take State Rt. 1375 west for 10.2 miles to Stubblefield Lake Rd. sign (Forest Rt. 215). Turn right onto Rt. 215 and go 2.9 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 380 ft. The campground is located on south shore of Lake Stubblefield (an "oxbow lake" of Lake Conroe) in mature, mixed hardwoods and pine. Some sites overlook the lake. The campground is convenient to hikers of the Lone Star Hiking Trail. From Lake Stubblefield, access to Lake Conroe is possible on flat-bottom boats only. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 26 Total Sites: 28 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 28 No. Grilles on Sites: 28 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 12' X 37' Comments: Parking aprons are paved. There is waste station at Huntsville State Park about 10 miles from campground. The fee is $4.00. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: Wheelchair friendly showers OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Conroe is 22,000 acres. HIKING Lone Star Hiking Trail - 120 miles Stubblefield Nature Trail (Interpretive) - 1.1 miles FISHING Crappie, Bluegill, Catfish and White and Black Bass




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