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Huntsville State Park

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Address: P.O. Box 508, Huntsville, TX 77342
Phone Number: 409-295-5644
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Fishing, Motor-boating, Horseback riding
Description: A popular park great for fishing, boating and horseback riding.

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A day with Nature

We wanted some time away from the big city so on a Friday morning we packed a lunch, hiked the dog up into the back of the RAV4 and spent a quick 45 minutes driving to this quiet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We wanted some time away from the big city so on a Friday morning we packed a lunch, hiked the dog up into the back of the RAV4 and spent a quick 45 minutes driving to this quiet spot. Spotted during the day: a Girl Scout group on a nature scavenger hunt, 3 buses of students enjoying the lake, dogwood... More 

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This park has a lot to offer. A great lake, kayak and boat rentals, swimming area, well-maintained hiking trails, and lots of camping options (both in sites and locations). (Someone mentioned crocodiles in their review -- there are none. I promise. But there are alligators.) Lots of birds in the woods. Most of the trails and campsites are well-shaded with... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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336 reviews 336 reviews
28 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Didn't have much time to spend in the park but enjoyed a short hike. The rental canoes and paddle boats looked fun but were not open the day we were there (and we didn't have time). Lots of picnic tables and camp sites were often shaded by trees. Would like to go back.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great park for tent campers! They have shelters in a number of the sites that are just wonderful to help store stuff so everything doesn't have to be in your tent. These shelter sites have electricity and water so it makes tent camping so easy. The sites for RVs with sewer hookups were too close together and... More 

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longview, tx
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here to hike and nab a few geocaches. The trails are well maintained and beautiful. It's hard to believe this serene place is so close to the city. There are lots of campsites, water activities, hike and bike trails, 10 geocaches, a nature center, park store, and friendly staff. There were lots of other people in the park... More 

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Topeka
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The park looks fairly nice. We stayed in an RV site across the street from the bathrooms that was very unlevel. It was convenient to the playground though. We only stayed just to sleep so I can't give you many details.it was a little pricey and they have a park fee and it is five dollars per person additionally.

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Houston, Canada
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This park has lots to offer - trails, lake for swimming, boating, kayaking, roads for biking, walking, sightseeing, and bird watching. The cabins are comfortable and accommodating, but reserve ahead of time to be sure of availability. TREES, TREES, TREES. Beautiful shade in the summer. Campsites are not too close together and almost all are positioned for fabulous views of... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

I have been coming here 1-4 times a month for a year for long (10+ miles) hikes. This is a grat park to hike in. Wide variety of trails in length & difficulty. Great for mountain biking too. This spring I plan to launch my kayak! Good web site and you need to check the events link to be sure... More 

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Houston, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a large State Park that is easy to get to (right off I-45), but once you are in the park you feel like you are 100 miles from a major city. Water activities at the lake, or the 7 mile hike around the lake are probably the best ways to enjoy the area. Like with all outdoor activities... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed a couple of nights in summer. The site is reasonably clean - there's litter around the waters edge but everywhere else is generally clean. It was also pretty quiet when we went, had a wide range of spots open to choose from. The camp hosts and staff were very helpful when needed. We saw the alligators as well... More 

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