New Waverly, Texas

Cagle Recreation Area

New Waverly, Texas



New Waverly, Texas
Phone: (936) 344-6205

Sites: 47
Recent Rate: $19 1/2016

Latitude: 30.5275601053172
Longitude: -95.5402298730469

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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28 Reviews

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dns718

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

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. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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W0GER

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $32.00
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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. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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lsaranthus

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $17.00
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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. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Be prepared to just relax and take it easy or if you prefer just sit on the bank and fish.

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Jim T

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

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $27.00
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The bathroom room facility was quite nice. In addition, the campground hosts were excellent, friendly and most helpful. They were a real asset to the campground. The site was spacious, scenic, paved with full hookups and quite easy to navigate the campground and back into the site. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

It is quite a distance to New Waverly, with the largest town being Lake Conroe. Make sure you get your supplies before arriving at the campground.

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starwind

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $27.00
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Very unfriendly signage as you enter the park, i.e. "All who enter must pay; You are responsible to know the rules", no welcome, we're glad you came. While sites are adequate it seems crowded. The men's restroom was unuseable. No data available on Verizon. Pretty tall trees. We will try to find another place next time. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Seabreeze Texas

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $19.00
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We have camped here many times and have learned which campsites work best for us in a motorhome. As in most campgrounds, not all sites are equal. We love to come here and had a great stay this time. Price has doubled since last year, but it's still a good value. No wi fi and TV is limited but seems to be better than it used to be. Half of the campground used to be first come, first served, but that is no longer true. If you don't have a reservation, you can only book your site from day to day in the event that the site has been reserved. It does cost $10 to make a reservation, and $10 to make any changes. Sites down around the lake are not as level as some of the others. The hum from the water plant doesn't bother us. We have had a variety of hosts through the years; this one was super nice. We will be back, I'm sure, since our kids live near here. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

About equal distance between Huntsville and Conroe, so there are lots of restaurants, etc to choose from. We usually go over the interstate to the New Waverly Cafe for breakfast.

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mockturtle

Review Count: 169
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $19.00
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Very pretty park on Conroe Lake. Had a site right on the lake, full h/u. This was in the 'Sycamore' loop, as the 'Sweetgum' loop looked very crowded. Since Sycamore is closer to the lake, I don't understand why. Very weak Verizon signal. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Joceil

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $22.00
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This park changed their fee policy for this year. They charge $16 for the site and give you your senior discount for $8, then they charge you for water and electricity with no discount. Then, when you reserve online you have to pay another $9. I guess this is a for profit campground. I won't camp here again. I can go to a private campground closer to Houston and get all the amenities, plus easier access to the sky for our satellite for about the same price. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Tiffinatic

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $10.00
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Nice campground located in the Sam Houston NF bout 40 miles north of Houston. 50A FHU sites for $19 per night with Golden Age discount pass is a bargain. The park stays full, especially during the summer months so reservations are highly recommended. Lots of bike and walking trails in the NF. The electric power and water pressure were fine; asphalt pads and nice sitting areas. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. You need to eat at the Fish House on route 75 in New Waverly if you want a good home cooked local food place to eat. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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johnhag

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $10.00
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Well maintained park. We just needed a place to spend the night while traveling and with the Access pass, the $20 fee was reduced to $10. The sites in the Sweetgum loop are large with plenty of room for our 16' Scamp. Each site has full hookups. We hiked the paved trail that also leads to the other camping loop and boat ramp. The host greeted us and they kept the restrooms spotless. We would gladly stay here again. We thought about reserving in advance but then you have to pay a reservation fee, so we just took a chance on a site being open when we got here and there were several to choose from. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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BrentB

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $20.00
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This is a very nice campground. It is scenic, quiet, and clean. It has good shade provided by huge pine trees, and easy access to the lake. There are 2.5 miles of trails for hikers, and clean showers and restrooms. There is a boat dock and pretty picnic area right on the shore. Most sites are large, fairly level, and well spaced. Some have lake views. The only negatives we noticed was an intermittent hum from the nearby water treatment plant, and the host could have been friendlier. But other than that we loved the place and plan to return in the future. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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trlrboy

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $10.00
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The park itself is beautiful and the campsites are roomy and pretty level. Most of the sites can handle large rigs. The bathhouses were spotless and the trails in the park were well maintained. The only negative was that campsites 36-41 were fairly close to the water treatment pumping station that created a resonating hum from time to time, which could be annoying, depending on how close you were. Great place. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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BigLouTX

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $20.00
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This place is a gem. It is quiet and relaxing, the camp hosts were great. I loved being among the tall Texas Pines. You can't beat the price. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Tiffinatic

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $9.50
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Wonderful CG. Several sites that accommodated our 40' rig. Because of trees, it was hard to get a good look at satellite. Paved sites and streets; easy to manuever. Clean restrooms and showers. Rate reflects Golden Age discount. Can't beat the price for NF with FHU. Most weekends they are full, so reserve early. Would definitely come back again. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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billa

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $10.00
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This was our first stay at this park and we were so pleased by what we found that we immediately booked another stay a few weeks later - reservations are a must. We stayed on Sweetgum loop and upon entry to our sight were greeted by the friendly and helpful camp host. The park is well taken care of and throughout our stay was quite and peaceful. There are 2 miles of hiking trails some of which is paved. All sites have full hookups (50A), fire-ring, picnic table, lantern post and an adjacent tent site. All streets and sites are paved. No firewood may be brought into the park but we were encouraged to use a plentiful supply of wood from dead trees that had been cut down due to the recent drought. We did not use the restroom and shower facilities but a quick look inside found them to be clean. At first glance the sites do not appear to be "big -rig" friendly, but given the fact that tow vehicles can be parked in designated parking spots on the loop road adjacent to each site we found the sites adequate to generous for our 38' fifth wheel. The price of $10/night reflects 50% discount on a seniors pass. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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