Double Lake Recreation Area

Coldspring, Texas

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Double Lake Recreation Area was built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps and offers a little of everything, including camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking and simply relaxing in nature. A variety of tent, RV and group campsites are available.


Double Lake is stocked with bass, bream and catfish. There are three fishing piers and a limited access boat ramp with parking nearby for trailers. Only boats with small electric motors are allowed. Boat and canoe rentals are available seasonally.

A 5-mile hiking trail leads to Big Creek Scenic Area, and there is access to part of the 128-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail. A 20-mile mountain bike trail meanders around the lake.

Swimmers can relax on a sandy beach after taking a cool plunge.

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Double Lake Recreation Area facilities includes family camping units, group camping, picnicking units, a picnic shelter, beach with swimming area and a concession stand with bathhouse.

Natural Features

The area has rolling hills forested with hardwood and pines. The campground is surrounded by the 23-acre Double Lake.

Temperatures are moderate to cool from September through May, and hot and humid from June to August. Winters are cool and wet.


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Adventures Nearby

  • Hike Double Lake Hiking Trail

    Trail is off of F R Road (see map). Moderate trail that is shared by hikers and bikers. Be sure to bring cash for the land fee. 

    7.9 miles 288 ft gain

  • Hike Double Lake Trail Loop Dlna Trail To C Trail And Rcw Loop

    Double Lake Trail Loop DLNA Trail to C-Trail and RCW Loop is a 10.6 mile loop hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Coldspring, TX.

    10.6 miles 442 ft gain

  • Hike Lone Star Hiking Trail: Big Creek Section 10

    Lone Star Hiking Trail: Big Creek Section 10 is a 5.8 mile out and back hike where you may see local wildlife located near Coldspring, TX.

    5.8 miles 226 ft gain