8.9 Excellent
     
New Waverly, Texas

Cagle Recreation Area

New Waverly, Texas



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

Sites: 47
Recent Rate: $19 7/2016

Latitude: 30.527560105317
Longitude: -95.540229873047

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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

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33 Reviews

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 13

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: 5
States Visited: 3
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: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

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: 28
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice public campground on Lake Conroe. The sites are large enough for big rigs with full hook ups. The campground is located among the pine trees in the Sam Houston National Forest. We were there for only 3 nights during the week. Very quiet. We were able to walk on the paved trails in the park, but the rest of the trails were muddy from recent rains. We camped at Cagle Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Best place to grocery shop is Willis which is located on I-45 about 20 minutes away from campground.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
015
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Covered Forested

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
028
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
007
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 115
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Site Details

Site Number
Site 4
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

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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