Huntsville State Park

United States
-95° -95' 33.3156" N 30° 30' 42.2544" W

Lose yourself among the majestic trees and natural beauty of the East Texas Pineywoods. Rent a canoe, explore our trails or just relax by the lake. We are a short drive north of Houston, in the Sam Houston National Forest. At Huntsville State Park, you can camp, hike, bike, picnic, ride horses, fish, swim, paddle, geocache and study nature. We have 21 miles of trails, playgrounds, a bird blind and nature center. Alligators live in the park; read our alligator safety tips.  

On the lake:  Enjoy water activities on the 210-acre Lake Raven.

  • Fish for crappie, perch, catfish and bass. We have a boat ramp, fishing piers and fish cleaning stations. We allow motor boats, but at idle speed only.
  • Swim in our designated area from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (no lifeguards). Read our swimming safety tips before you swim.
  • Rent a canoe, kayak or paddle boat at the park.

Stay in one of our screened shelters or shelters with amenities, or choose from 160 campsites. Rent our group pavilion or hall for your next gathering. Trail rides:  2E Stables leads hour-long trail rides in the park. All ages and riding abilities are welcome. Contact 2E Stables(210-861-0105) for reservations. Note:  You may not bring your horses to the park. Shop at Gator Junction for camping and fishing supplies, groceries, ice cream, cold drinks, ice, souvenirs and more! Volunteer!  We need your help. Friends of Huntsville State Park give programs, help maintain the park, and raise funds. Call the park to learn more. The Civilian Conservation Corps built many of the park’s facilities, including the group recreation hall and boat house. To learn more about the CCC, visit our History page.

ADA Accessible
Cabins/ Lodging
Fishing Pier
Grills/ BBQ Pits/ Fire ring
Horse Facilities/ Rental
Picnic Tables
Trails- Hiking
Trails- biking
Trails- horse
Wildlife Viewing Area
Things To Do: 
Canoeing/ Kayaking
Educational Programs
Hiking/ walking
Horseback Riding
Wildlife Watching