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Huntsville State Park

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Address: 565 Park Road 40 West, Huntsville, TX 77342
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+1 409-295-5644
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
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A popular park great for fishing, boating and horseback riding.

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Real jungle out there

Great outdoors is close to civilization. Rangers helpful as are other staff and volunteers. Amazing trails to roam by hundreds of miles. Water sports, trails and camping to your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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TEXass
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great outdoors is close to civilization. Rangers helpful as are other staff and volunteers. Amazing trails to roam by hundreds of miles. Water sports, trails and camping to your heart's content.

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had visited during winter where it was much quieter though the weather was perfect. You can spend a whole day here and relax. You can rent a canoe and/or paddle boards and walk trails with options of how long you want to hike. Some of the trails are mountain bike friendly. It's a very peaceful environment.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Tall oak trees, luscious vegetation. We live in Houston- so its more like camping in your back yard Camping was decent but not "special". My biggest complaint- was that camp spots were on a the park's main busy street- my kids had a hard time riding bikes because of my fear of them getting ran over by fast truck driving... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

One of the nicest places I saw while visiting Texas. Lots to see in the park that we wish we could have enjoyed. The Lodge is gorgeous with beautiful views, including boaters and alligators. The Lodge was great for a small family wedding (side note, could benefit from dimmer switches on the lighting). Beautiful place!

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Thank Jenn C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I have lived in the Huntsville area since 1976. It never amazes me what a beautiful place this is to go hiking around, swimming, canoeing and kayaking. Great areas for daily picnics and overnight camping. They also have a pavilion that you can rent that is great for parties and weddings. Just love to go there once a week to... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for an afternoon walk as the weather was nice. The car parks were very busy and there were a lot of people enjoying the sunshine. Although it was busy there it was still very quiet and peaceful, I was surprised how quiet. Some people were fishing others having a bbq. We enjoyed the trails as did others. It... More 

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Thank St_matty
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Being that I am a TPWD employee, I am biased. The staff was so welcoming, the facilities were beautiful and kayaking on the lake was incredibly fun.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Best woodland birdwatching close to Houston. Unfortunately, so close to Houston that most of Houston goes to it. 20 years ago, when Houston was half its current size, this place was outstanding. Quiet, even on a weekend. Now you pretty much have to hike way back into the woods to get close to nature and lose the feeling of a... More 

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College Station, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My son and I were in Huntsville and remembered how beautiful the state park was in our previous short visit. So we spent Saturday night at Huntsville state park. We had no reservation and the ladies at the check in office helped us nicely. We rented a screened shelter (which had electricity and water) so it felt more like a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

First and foremost this park is beautiful ! OK now here is the down and dirty as one would say. GOOD: scenery, trails maintained, little to no-foot traffic on the trails, very clean park, NO large dangerous wildlife "bears, mountain lions, and rattle snakes", family or large group friendly BAD: humidity, mosquitoes, fee to enter the park, sandy trails, roots... More 

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