Double Lake Recreation Area Campground

Cleveland, Texas
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Ownership: US Forest Service
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Posted by: Jeff Barber on January 17, 2007

Campground Description

Built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Double Lake offers a little of everything including camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking or just getting back in touch with nature.


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Campground Activities

Double Lake is stocked with bass, bream and catfish. Boaters and fishermen can fish from one of three piers or can take advantage of a limited access boat ramp with parking nearby for trailers. Swimmers can relax on a sandy beach after taking a cool plunge. Only boats with small electric motors are allowed on the 23-acre lake.Visitors can savor the outdoor flavor by hiking the marked 5-mile trail leading to the Big Creek Scenic Area, an eyeful of nature at its finest. For a longer trek, there'saccess nearby to the Lone Star Hiking Trail which offers an opportunity to see the ""back country"" of east Texas.In an effort to preserve Double Lake Recreation Area for others in the future, no off-road vehicles are permitted to roam the area. An 8-mile-long mountain bike trail meanders around the lake.

Campground Amenities

Campers have ample places to park their gear with 65 family sites (some with electric and sewer hookups) and an additional nine groups sites. Thirty-seven campsites are accessible for persons with disabilities. With national forest trees surrounding the area, each site is equipped with a picnic table, level pad, lantern holder and a campfire ring or cooking grill.Shelters for groups up to 100 persons and a lodge for group meetings of 50 persons or less are available for a fee. To make required advance reservations, contact the National Recreation Reservations Service (NRRS) in New York at 877/444-6777. Their business hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. seven days a week. Reservations may also be made on the internet at Showers, drinking water and toilet facilities are located throughout the campground areas.

Reservation info

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Camping Fees

$15 - $25

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Reviews of Double Lake Recreation Area

Reviewed by Patricia Blair Alner on August 24, 2012

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I absolutely loved taking the children to Double Lake. There was plenty of fish to catch, the sites were large, clean and level and they all came with water. The staff was super friendly!
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Reviewed by gooselady0720 on June 20, 2011

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lots of hiking and trails for biking. very quiet. swimming in small area. lots of shade. nice park close to my home.
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Reviewed by Guest on March 24, 2009

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We went last spring break of 2009 and we had a blast. They have a nice walking and mountain bike trails. We took the group camp site letter G. We had a tent setup. It was closer to the rest rooms and the lake. No electricity hook-up but there is a water hook up. Lots of trees and privacy. Overall, we had a lot of fun and is looking forward to go back again. We'll try the group camp site letter J this time.

Loven Panes Missouri City, Texas
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Reviewed by emilyuwe on April 30, 2008

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Nice wooded campsites. Many with trees in between providing privacy. Nice hiking trail around the lake. Designated swimming area. We loved this campground.
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Reviewed by officialnerd on April 7, 2008

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it's a great place to go out and enjoy your environment, while having privacy and peace.
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