3 Parks near New Waverly, Texas
Jan 2016 - $19.00
Cagle Recreation Area is located about six miles west of the New Waverly, Texas turnoff from Interstate I-45. The turnoff onto the state road is a pleasant, straight drive on an excellent road through part of Sam Houston National Forest, and portends the native greenery to come. Situated on the eastern shore of Lake Conroe, Cagle is deservedly highly reviewed for its escape with all the basic hookup amenities. Not sure when this was created, unlike another Sam Houston recreation area named "Double Lake" nearby that was built during the CCC days, Lake Conroe itself has only come into being as a Houston drinking water reservoir and recreation area in 1973. The lake is 21 miles long and 21,000 acres in area. Campsites are situated away from the roads generally though one can hear some state highway traffic during the day, especially on the bridge across the northern part of the lake nearby. Verizon signal extremely weak as was AT&T cell phone service, so only minimal contact with outside world feasible here. While the inner loop sites for Sweet Gum have no shrubbery to speak of, and we value privacy, we nonetheless chose to move upon our arrival from an outer to inner site due to almost nobody else in the campground besides friendly hosts during our early December stay, wider spacing and most of all much more level sites. The larger Sycamore campground has a few choice lake front sites that were occupied and more campsites generally, whereas the Sweet Gum loop is more modest, quieter and seemingly tucked away in the forest more.
Explore the paved trail with 3 bridges across streams for marvelous shady views of lake & native vegetation. The longer unpaved trail is ~1.5 miles, OK for 1-2 hr walk. From USFS: "The smaller loop, Sweet Gum, is more open... Although widely spaced, there is no middle story, providing poor privacy... Sycamore Loop... campsites are closer providing minimal privacy." Actually, outer part of loops are widely spaced & offset both geometrically & by elevation, pretty private.
Some absolutely beautiful days spent there at this time of year, mostly vacant though there was a surge during the weekend as nice weather prevailed and apparently enticed Houstonians to come (a bit unnerving, just a week later a tornado touched down at New Waverly and caused some damage, so be aware of weather changes!). Overall, one of our more enjoyable intermediate stops as we made our way across the country. - dns718
Dec 2015 - $32.00
After just purchasing a used motorhome, I figured Cagle Recreation Area would be a good "maiden voyage" to check out the new rig. Stayed here for 2 nights and found this to be a good location to try things out. Getting in and out of the park and sites was easy; the park is very clean. Space 028 while large enough for my 40' motorhome, it tapers off downhill at the back of the space. Had to use a couple of boards I brought with me to get the rig leveled. The campground host does a great job of keeping the leaves cleaned up and checking on everyone. We had a very enjoyable stay and enjoyed getting back out to the outdoors. AT&T and Verizon service was spotty. I look forward to staying here again, just not space 028. - W0GER
Sep 2015 - $17.00
Very quite, clean and friendly Park Host. The thing I really like about this park is that it is only 45 minutes from my house on the north side of Lake Conroe. We had site #35 which is only a few feet from the water. There are a lot of birds in this park so if you are a birdwatcher you will be delighted. The hike/bike trails are a great way to get up and out. We have already booked this park for our 2016 "local" outing and will be back as often as possible. - lsaranthus
May 2011 - $10.00
Stubblefield is in the Sam Houston National Forest. They have tent pads and some longer 'driveways' for RV's. No hookups, but bath houses and showers stalls are provided in two buildings at opposite ends of the loop. Very nice, quiet, shady area to enjoy nature in. Plenty of fishing in the area as it borders Lake Conroe. You can launch your canoe or kayak right from the bank at the CG. They don't take reservations, but if you go and they are full, there is an overflow area (grassy meadow) just east of the park across the bridge and on the left. Good for a nice, quiet getaway! - happybooker1
Jan 2016 - $10.00
Nice and quiet, except for the fast traffic on highway 1/4 mile away. Yes, several long term campers, but area kept clean. Manager very friendly; provided us with a paved site for our motorhome, when most sites were gravel. Big, huge grassy yard all the way around sites. Swimming pool was kept running and clean, even if too cold for our use. Park is close to state forest for lots of recreational activities, but not real close to big towns to do much shopping. - wheelen jv
Sep 2013 - $12.00
This place is a membership park, and we camped here through Passport America. The park is on the small size with very little shade. All sites are pull throughs. There is a clubhouse that has washers and dryers in one area. Timber Lodge would be nice for the winter time, early spring, or late fall. The park likes to have camping groups or clubs use the park. - Joceil