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Huntsville State Park

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Address: 565 Park Road 40 West, Huntsville, TX 77342
Phone Number: 409-295-5644
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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 great park!

I used to get here only on weekends but recently retired and weekdays are my new escape from the world! The trail network is great and I use it to train up for the Bataan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I used to get here only on weekends but recently retired and weekdays are my new escape from the world! The trail network is great and I use it to train up for the Bataan Marathon in NM each March. The trails are as short or long as you need--they interlock. If you hike, bike or run this park is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Big family fun. Horseback riding stables for a fee. Lots of walking trails. Plenty of bike riding space. Kayaking and canoeing a must. Swimming and barbequeing make for an inexpensive family vacation. Bring your dogs and your motor home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We spent the day at the swimming beach with the kids. It only cost $5 for me and the kids 12 and under were free. It was not crowded and we were able to park close by. The first roped area is for toddlers/non swimmers and is only a couple feet deep. The 2nd area is roped off and goes... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This has to be one of the TOP 10 BEST PARKS IN TEXAS! I love this place. I go TRAIL RUNNING frequently here. ALL of the trails are superb. My favorite is the Chinquapin Trail which is approximately 7 miles long around Lake Raven. This park has hiking, mountain biking, horse back riding, an EXCELLENT SWIMMING area, fishing, camping and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The campsites are spectacular. Easy access to restrooms and showers nearby as well as electricity at the campsite are so convenient. We camped out in a tent and had a difficult time sleeping only because all the sounds of the night life are splendid. They are a bit loud, though, so if you like to complain about trivial little things,... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We tried to fish there in April with a small boat. The invasive plants were bad then, but now they seem to have taken over the park. Swimming area is closed, NO boats at all - we have never been there when there were NO boats, as the boat dock is also taken over with the plants. They had it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The trails were well marked and well maintained. Heard a lot of birds, but actually saw very few. We hiked the north part of the chinquapin trail and part of the dogwood trail. Not a lot to see in this area. If we go again we will try the south part of the trail that has the dam and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Enjoyed a full day of geocaching with my kids. Planned to launch Kayaks to do some fishing but ended up fishing from the pier. Raven Lake offers good bass and bream fishing from virtually any spot. The park is very easy to access and just a short drive from Houston.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband and I brought our dogs here and hiked the 6.8 mile Chinquapin trail. It had rained recently and parts of the trail were incredibly muddy, but it was still a nice hike. We saw an eagle and a coyote and we hiked through a variety of terrain. Some areas are marsh, others are fairly dense forest, and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you can sit by the water look at the water that is just fine open forest and very peaceful. Very clean always soothing to do. Can go camping a day at the park or with your family a great place to stay if you looking for a good deal 5 dollars a day for camping.

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