It looks like the internet has the answer.
This NF website:http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/alabama/a ... ?aid=13595
has this notice:
Temporary Closure of Houston Recreation Area Campground
Date(s): Aug 10, 2012
The U.S. ForestService has temporarily closed Houston Recreation Area campground on the Bankhead National Forest until further notice. Forest Service recreation specialists are assessing maintenance needs at the Houston campground and beach area. Visitors can enjoy the Houston Recreation Area boat ramp, Clear Creek Recreation Area, Corinth Recreation Area and Brushy Lake Recreation Area. Please contact the Bankhead Ranger District at 205-489-5111for more information.