• Activities:

    Chillin, Camping, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Enjoy quiet and solitude while watching the sun rise over Raven Lake. Enjoy panoramic views of the lake and surrounding woods from the fishing pier.

Huntsville State Park's 250 acre Raven Lake is a perfect spot for catching a sunrise. Watch for Egrets along the shoreline while enjoying the solitude of the early morning hour. Hang out on the fishing pier and take in the views while watching the sun crest over the surrounding woods. Be sure to grab your camera and tripod for some great shots!

Beginning at the entrance to Huntsville State Park, head towards Raven Lake and the Coloneh camping area in the campground. There is a fishing pier right on the shore of the lake that has great vantage points for the sunrise and the lake. Parking is available in front of the pier.

For an added bonus, snag a campsite along the lake for fantastic views of the sun coming up over the lake right from your tent! For more info on camping here, check out Camp at Huntsville State Park.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Light jacket or blanket (for chilly winter mornings)
  • Texas State Park day and vehicle park pass
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Community Photos

+ Add Photos

Reviews

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Leave a Review

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Lisa Groene

Minnesota native. I love camping, photography, and exploring new places.

Are we missing something? Suggest an edit

Nearby Adventures

Hike the Sugar Bowl Loop in Kings Canyon NP

Tulare County, California

First and foremost, to get to this trailhead you need to drive down a 2-mile, one lane dirt road that is quite steep.

8 Saves

Hike to Ehukai Pillbox

59178 Ke Nui Road, Hawaii

This hike starts directly across from Banzai Pipeline, the famous barreling wave at Ehukai Beach.

7 Saves

Winter Hike to Calypso Cascades

1046 County Highway 115, Colorado

While most people go snowshoeing near the Bear Lake or Glacier Gorge area in RMNP, Wild Basin is a much less trafficked option.

6 Saves