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“Family Reunion at Huntsville S.P.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Huntsville State Park

Huntsville State Park
P.O. Box 508, Huntsville, TX 77342
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Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Fishing, Motor-boating, Horseback riding
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Owner description: A popular park great for fishing, boating and horseback riding.
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“Family Reunion at Huntsville S.P.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

We had a reunion at the Huntsville State Park this weekend, and I would highly recomend it. We had the group recreation hall reserved. The building was older, but well kept up. The A/C worked great, which was a definite plus on this 90 plus degree day in June. The park was full of visitors, but we never felt crowded. There were activities to do outdoors around the park. Members of our group rented pedal boats and had a blast out on the lake. Some fished and enjoyed themselves. Others went horseback riding and enjoyed that. Our group had reserved rooms at the local LaQuinta, but had the offiicial reunion event at the state park facility. I wouldn't recommend the hotel accomodations in Huntsville, as much as I would the state park facilities, but the motel did afford us a place to sleep without bugs (or lets say not as many bugs as outdoors, but not bug free unfortunately). A big plus, the state park is only a short drive from the hotels, stores, restaurants, etc. of Huntsville.

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“Nice Camping Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2009

My family and I were looking for a quick weekend camping get a way. We booked a camping spot on Tuesday, and headed up to the State Park on Friday after work. We brought my 13 year old daughter and her friend and they had a blast. The park was great. We had no problems with the camping spot. It had plenty of trees, it was spacious, and very clean. We have tent camped many times, but the camper is sometimes more convenient for a quick trip such as this.

The park is a hiker's haven. My family is not much on extremely long walks in treacherous terrain, but I like the adventure of it. I had to drag them along at least for a smallish hike, which I think they had a really good time on. There were many bike trails and I could tell by the amount of bikes that they must have really enjoyed them. Within the park is Lake Raven. The swimming area is very nice. It has a small beach with a roped off area for swimming, and a huge swimming platform to swim out to.

There is a boat house, to rent canoe's and paddle boats. We decided to rent a paddle boat, that is definitely a work out. Boats and fishing are allowed on Lake Raven. This park is definitely for an active person.

The weather was awesome, which made the trip even better. The staff and park rangers are very welcoming.

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“Cool State Park not far from Houston”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

About an hour or so outside Houston, this state park has plenty to offer. We stayed over a very busy holiday weekend. We didn't have much trouble getting into the park on Sunday afternoon but when we were leaving on Memorial Day afternoon the line to get in was easily 2 miles long and not moving quickly. So if you are planning on spending a holiday there then arrive early.

We stayed in tents at a site just across the street from Lake Raven. The lake was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps under FDR's New Deal. But the place has really held up very well over the years.

Our camp site had a picnic table and firepit with grate for grilling. We even had a water spout even though it didn't appear many of the sites had them.

The beach was packed but we still managed to spend a couple of hours there with our kids and they had a great time building sand forts and diving off the floating pier. There were canoe rentals that we wish we would've made time for during our visit. The lake is relatively large but only allows man-powered boats (i.e. paddleboats, canoes, kayaks or anything with a paddle).

We didn't check out the horse stables but heard positive things from some of the other campers who had ridden the trails through the park.

All in all, we'll likely give the park another visit down the road. And that alone saya a great deal.

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