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Cagle Recreation Area

New Waverly, Texas


394 W FM 1375 Rd
New Waverly, Texas 77358
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Sites: 47
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.52756
Longitude: -95.54023

Elevation: 394' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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44 Reviews

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

We camped in the Sycamore Loop in a lakefront site with reservations made 178 days prior to arriving. Beautiful view of the lake! $8 on-line reservation fee is ridiculous, but we did save on the campsite fee using our National Park Access Pass. Small campground with 28 sites. VERY quiet in this campground, all sites occupied by Friday evening. Small restroom/shower facility. The boat launch into Lake Conroe was extremely busy! Steel picnic table and fire ring. Parking pad was just wide enough for trailer and to walk along one side, then a drop-off to the table and fire ring, so anyone that is unstable with walking multi-level surfaces may find this site unsuitable. Camp hosts were very welcoming. They manage the campground as there is no Government staff on site. They rely on the County Sheriff when necessary to handle difficult campers. No entrance gate closure overnight. AT&T one bar most of time. No campground WIFI available. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2019 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park with tall pine trees. One of few National Forest campgrounds I've found with FHU. Camp Host was one of the best we've encountered at any park!! T-Mobile phone reception was weak at best, but texting would work. Satellite reception was possible but we had to find the ideal spot between the trees. The only reason that I didn't give a 10 was because the picnic table and fire ring was behind our motorhome and on the driver's side...long walk from the door... We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
44
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots of shopping in Huntsville approximately 12 miles north on I-45. There's a mom and pop Mexican restaurant in New Waverly with pretty decent food.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice campground. We stayed in the loop nearest the boat ramp in site 38. I would prefer the other loop, looked a bit quieter. Next time we would like to try campsites 14 or 16. We couldn't find much to do in the area. There were numerous tree limbs falling. I would just be Mindful if where I park next time. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a US Forest Service CG on the shore of Lake Conroe--several of the sites are an easy walk to the water. There are 2 loops with water/elec/sewer. An urban oasis, well-used by Houston area campers, hard to get a reservation on a weekend unless way in advance. There are several 'one night at a time' spaces that allow no-res use, but can be kicked out any time it gets reserved online. We paid $19 using a Golden Age Pass. Lots of fishermen use this campground. The restrooms are adequate but showing lots of age/heavy use. Iffy for satellite use because of the tree canopy. Most pads are 35-40' long, with a few longer--long trailers can use them all if no trees at back to block overhanging the bumpstops. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Campground is 6 miles west off I-45 at the New Waverley exit--lots of highway construction ongoing to add lanes to 45. Southbound, had to exit about 4 miles north of the CG road to access the highway to the CG. About 14 miles south of Huntsville, and about that north of Conroe, where any/all shopping/eateries are available.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground! Lake Conroe is your backyard. We stayed in site #30 which had a small view of water through the trees and a trail leading down to the walking trail and lake. Poor satellite receptions due to the trees. Sites were spacious but parking for extra tow vehicle can be a problem. People with boats were using the extra spots in front of campsites. Watch out for low tree limbs! Full hookups are nice in a campground. Sites are fairly level. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
30
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We were visiting friends that live in the area so we spent time with them on the lake and didn't do anything else while we were there.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice and quiet campground. We stayed 2 days in each loop for a total of 4 days. Both loops are equally nice but several of ones in the Sycamore loop have water view or waterfront access within 50' or so. The boat ramp is also at the Sycamore loop. Hosts were very nice and were observed immediately tidying up recently vacated sites. Bathrooms and showers were clean. Rate includes $10.00 reservation fee for each site. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
09 and 35
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 133
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 51

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Cagle Recreation Area is on Lake Conroe near New Waverly, Texas. Beautiful pine forest with abundant wildlife. The park has 47 full hookup RV sites that are shaded and generously spaced. Some RV pads are not level front to back &/or side to side. They have 3 miles of easy hiking trails in the park. We were in site 35 which has a great view of the lake. We've been here before and will definitely return. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Kroger Marketplace 7 miles south in Willis. Walmart 12 miles north in Huntsville.

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Review Count: 143
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice and shady park. Our site was fairly level but others were pretty sloped. All utilities worked well. Verizon signal was pretty weak as was AT&T. We were able to get satellite signal. Very quiet in the upper loop where we were. Made use of the hiking trails. Firewood was available from the camphost. 10 pieces were free. Lots of geocaching nearby. Several miles from any services. We would stay here again. Nightly rate is 30.00 but is not 50% off with the America the Beautiful Pass. They say a standard site is $16.00 and so you get $8 off and then have to pay $11 for utilities. Still a great bargain for a FHU site. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice National Forest campground. It is located on the northern part of Lake Conroe with close access to the lake. There are 2 camping loops and a total of 47 camp sites. All of the campsites are spacious and shady under tall pine trees and lively oak trees. Most of the RV pads are completely level; however there are some that will require minimal leveling blocks. The pedestals are conveniently located with full hook-up dump, 30 and 50 amps and water. Each site has a metal picnic table, a fire ring, a large tent pad and a lantern pole. There are standard national park bath/toilet houses in both loops that were clean and well maintained. TV reception with Houston stations was generally good. There is a nice hiking trail around the immediate area that will take 45-60 minutes to hike. There is also a boat launch and a very nice boat pier. There was a constant presence by the camp host, and they were friendly and available without being intrusive. This park is one of our favorite campgrounds. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

This park is fine for a stop over but there's not much to make it a destination. Sure Sam Houston forest is huge. There's lots of hiking but it's pretty boring hiking where you're just walking through the woods and there's nothing special to see. Other than ticks. If you like ticks, this is your spot. I picked no less than 50 ticks off my doggies after a 2 mile walk through the woods. I realize it's nature and all but that's a bit excessive. Also the camp host was rude. I don't normally have an opinion on hosts. I stay out of their way, they stay out of mine. Sometimes they stick out as being especially nice. There are a lot of really nice hosts out there. This is my 1st experience with an actual jerk host. So I hope they clean that up. Overall, decent place but nothing special. Site accessibility (Easy to navigate and good roads in and out. Sites were mostly level but not entirely) - 4 Campground location (about 1 hr drive to Houston) - 3 Nearby amenities (Everything you could need was about 25 minute drive) - 3 Site Privacy (Sites were very short. Had to use overflow parking for the car. Although it was plentiful, it may not be as easy if the park is packed. Not much privacy but good space) - 2 Campground amenities (No laundry. Dumpsters were easily accessible.) - 3 Dog friendly (Ticks ticks ticks....although walking on the roads was pleasant) - 2 Activities (In the summer, the water would be good for kayaking. Hiking trails. Not much else) - 3 Cost ($28/night for 50 amp Full hookup) - 4 Staff friendliness (Jerk host) - 1 Connectivity (Decent signal w/out a booster for both ATT and Verizon. Lots of OTA channels but didn't come in great. May have been from most days being very cloudy) - 3 Total rating = 2.8. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Despite having problems with our camper on its maiden trip, the campgrounds, staff, camp site, etc. was all very nice. We had to extend for two nights and wait for repairs and they were very understanding and supportive. My only regret is that the area is deemed not safe for swimming due to fishing hooks/lures and other obstacles in the water and possible alligators.

My only regret about site #28 is that the picnic table and fire ring were behind the camper. Most of the other sites you are able to step out of your front door and face your picnic and fire ring area. Because the picnic table was not convenient to the front door, we did not use it. We used a folding table in front of our camper. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Sycamore-28
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 178
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects senior card discount. This is an oddly priced park for a COE, may be the sign of the future. You pay $16 for your site, which you get your 50% off for the golden age card. However, you then pay $11 for your utilities, per night. So the bottom line cost with the discount is $19. Without any discount its $27 a night, still not bad for full hook ups. There are 2 camping loops, first one is smaller, about 19 sites, second one is larger, both have bathhouse/showers. Beautiful park located on the shores of Lake Conroe. Park stays very quiet even over the weekend. There is a boat ramp, however no swim beach, playground or day use area so that keeps traffic down. Electric is steady, water pressure good at 65PSI, all sites have sewer and there is no dump station. Gate attendants and hosts were friendly and knowledgeable. Park was kept very clean. We saw no paid staff present while we were there. Our Verizon phones did not receive any signal and we had to drive 6 miles to I45 to get a signal for text and talk. However, our booster cradle did provide a wifi signal enough to check internet, email, etc. Park was clean and free of trash. Dumpters in each camping loop. There is a nice walking trail that goes though the park and long the lake. Good bird watching and deer will wander along the perimeter of the camping loop, also plenty of friendly squirrels. We would visit here again. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Not much in area, 20 miles south to Conroe, 20 miles north to Huntsville. New Waverly offers a small grocery store, gas stations, some food venues. Sam Houston statue just a few miles up the road. This is great place to rest and relax.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

What a great park! Just beautiful. Nice paved spaces with nice hookups, properly spaced for easy hookup. Nice hiking trails, pretty lake, except people have been cleaning their fish by the boat ramp area and it smelled really bad! That was the only negative.

Very nice host too. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Don't go near the dumpster by the boat ramp; very, very stinky.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Spent two nights checking out new (to me) used diesel pusher before out of town trip. Host confirmed that the upper loop (first one on left) in park is the quieter of the two camping loops. Site 003 low on passenger side, so manual leveling done. Power, water and sewer were easy to connect, near back on driver side. Sewer connection had actual threads to hold adapter in, so no ballast rock needed. Dark enough to see stunning stars at night, and, VERY quiet. Cell signal spotty, but serviceable. Still figuring out TV connections in new rig, so didn't get TV signal, but host pulling in 20 channels over the air digital signal. Easy in/out to back in space with 38 foot rig. Roomy paved road with marked areas wide enough to park a boat on a trailer, or drop the towed car. Easy access (6 miles) to I45 and New Waverly for 2 grocery stores, hardware store, gas, etc.. Perfect for short escape from metro madness in Houston! We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
003 Sweet Gum
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Boat launch nearer other loop, which makes this the quieter place to stay in if you don't want to hear all the early am fishing fleet departing.

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Review Count: 96
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

I was hesitant to stay here due to reading reviews that cell coverage was spotty, but I am so glad we went anyway. We had 4G Verizon and AT&T with probably only 1 bar, but we used our Wilson booster and were able to get a good signal from both. Since we work during the week this was important.

Anyway, the park itself is wonderful! Especially site 30 which I think was one of the best spots in the park. The site was very spacious and private with a large yard. There is a beautiful view of Lake Conroe that you can see through the trees or walk down the path to get an unobstructed view. The sunsets were stunning!

The camp hosts are very friendly. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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