Cagle Recreation Area is a popular day-use area and campground along the Lake Conroe shoreline at the San Jacinto River west fork. Located about 45 minutes north of Houston, the area offers year-round activities, including water sports, birding, fishing, hunting, camping and more. Nestled among the pine trees of Sam Houston National Forest, the area is shaded by tall pines and large hardwoods that are accented by colorful wildflowers that scatter the grounds. Redbud trees bloom in mid-February and dogwood blossoms make their appearance in early March.
The bald eagle finds its winter habitat in the land surrounding Lake Conroe. While swimming is not permitted in the recreation area, wading is allowed. Visitors can enjoy fishing, hiking, picnicking, biking and sports. Cagle Trail, which spans two miles, is a popular draw for bikers to the recreation area. A segment of the 128-mile long Lone Star Hiking Trail also winds along the shoreline of Lake Conroe.
Adjoining the recreation area is the national forest, which has 85 miles of equestrian, mountain biking and off-road vehicle trails. The campground is open year-round within the recreation area. Campsites are availble at per night rate and water and standard electric hookups are available. Please check recreation.gov for official pricing. Some sites offer weekly rates. Campers can enjoy grills, showers, picnic tables and more. There are paved roads, security lights, a dump station and hand-pumped drinking water available.
Amenities of the park include:
- Hiking trails
- Equestrian Trails
- Tent camping
- RV camping
- Picnic tables
- Restrooms with showers
- Dump station
Within 10 miles are a general store, off-road vehicle trails, restaurant and horseback riding trails, the area and campground are conveniently located.
Cagle Recreation Area is located at:
North of Houston, Texas, near New Waverly use Interstate Highway 45 northbound exit #102 or #103 southbound at state highway FM-1375. Go West approx. 5 miles. Turn left at large Cagle Recreation Area sign.
New Waverly, Texas
For information call (936) 344-6205.
Note: All prices are subject to change. Please check with the park directly for all official pricing.