Lake Houston Wilderness Park

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December 8, 2009 - 5:21am — jhonson123
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A wonderful place to enjoy a vacation stay with your family, especially if your family takes an active interest in outdoor activities like biking, canoeing or kayaking, or walking or hiking. Bring your own gear!
Lake Houston Wilderness Park
This is the only park in the HPARD system where overnight camping is available. This 4,986 acre wilderness park is approximately 30 minutes north of downtown Houston off of Highway 59 near the town of New Caney. Cabins and walk-in campsites are available for rental. Activities include hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and horseback riding (Bring your own bikes, watercraft, and horses). The park is a wilderness park and is heavily forested so visitors need to be aware that wildlife in the park includes several species of snakes. With approximately 5,000 acres of forest, 12 miles of hike and bike trails, 8 miles of equestrian trails and camping facilities, the park offers a variety of activities for visitors to experience.
Here's a complete list of the organized activities offered at Lake Houston:
  • Night Hike!
Open to All Ages
Saturday Oct. 10th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Do you want to get a close up look at the nocturnal creatures that inhabit the Park? Join us for a night hike! We will take a hike through woodland trails in search of raccoons, opossums, snakes, owls and more. Get your cameras ready!
  • Crayon Creatures! 
Open to All Ages
Saturday Oct. 17th – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Join us as we use fallen leaves to make beautiful pieces of art. See how the surface of a crayon can bring out the fine details of nature in the leaves we collect.
Reservations not required.
  • Owl Pellet Dissection 
For Ages 5 – 13
Saturday Oct. 24th – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Join us in learning how owls live and what they eat. We will dissect real owl pellets to discover the remaining bones inside and identify what they ate.
  • Owl Prowl 
For Ages 14+
Saturday Oct. 31st – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
What better way to spend Halloween than on an owl prowl? Join fellow enthusiasts for a night time adventure and catch glimpses of the owl species that inhabit our Park. Get your cameras ready as we will try to call in the owls!
  • Swamp Tromp for Kids
For Ages 5 - 13
Saturday Nov. 7th – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Join other nature lovers on a journey to remote sections of the park as we check out wildlife in its natural setting. Bring your rubber boots, a lunch and bug spray!
  • Snakes! 
Open to All Ages
Saturday Nov. 14th – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Are you afraid of snakes? Don’t be! Join us for an informative, hands-on presentation of these misunderstood creatures. Learn facts, myths and first aid for snake bites.
  • Park after Dark 
Open to All Ages
Saturday Nov. 21st – 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Do you want to get a close up look at the nocturnal creatures that inhabit the park? Join us on the Park after Dark tour for a trip to remote areas of the Park. Get your cameras ready!
Entrance Fees and Campground Rates
  • Entrance fee $3.00 per person 13 years and older
  • Pine Grove Day Lodge $100.00 per day plus park entrance fees, taxes and a one time cleaning deposit of $75.00.
  • Forest Cottage $125.00 per night plus park entrance fees, taxes and a one time cleaning deposit of $75.00.
  • Lazy Creek Cottage $160.00 per night plus park entrance fees, taxes and a one time cleaning deposit of $75.00.
  • Peach Creek Camp $40.00 per night
  • Walk-in Tent sites $7.00 each
Directions to Lake Houston Wilderness Park:
Lake Houston Wilderness Park is located north of Houston at 22031 Baptist Encampment Road, in New Caney, Texas. It is accessible from Hwy 59 and FM 1485. Signs point the way from that intersection.


Lake Houston Wilderness Park
Baptist Encampment Road
New Caney, TX, 77357
United States
Phone: 1 916-653-7090
Fax: 1 916-654-6374
30° 8' 13.9704" N, 95° 11' 0.0924" W
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