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We just went to Lake Livingston again and had a good time. Problem is they are pretty flooded and hercules loop was closed along with several campsites inhabitable. Are their any recommendations for another park that is within a two hour drive that you really like. I read the sites but that does not help much.

Mar 29, 2012 - 09:48 pm
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Huntsville State Park is nice. There's a lake and a lot of family activities. 

Mar 29, 2012 - 10:11 pm
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Try Lake Houston State Park which is in New Caney. They just opened a new entrance that provides access off of FM1485.

You can drive a littl farther up 59 and try Double Lake Recreation Area in the Sam Houston National Forest.

Mar 30, 2012 - 05:49 am
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Try Lake Houston State Park which is in New Caney. They just opened a new entrance that provides access off of FM1485.

You can drive a littl farther up 59 and try Double Lake Recreation Area in the Sam Houston National Forest.

Mar 30, 2012 - 05:49 am
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Lake Houston Park is no longer a state park.  Not sure what they have.

There is Wolf Creek Park run by Trinity River Authority   http://www.trinityra.org/wolf-creek-park.h

Lake Somerville has some nice parks, we stayed at Rock Creek the last few times.  http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/somervill   around two hours.

For a beach there is Quintana  http://www.brazoria-county.com/parks/Quint  It is right about 2 hours.



Mar 30, 2012 - 06:43 am
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Inks Lake is a bit further out, but it is wonderful.

Mar 30, 2012 - 07:45 am
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I second for Inks !   It's my favorite state park...  that and Garner of course .

Mar 30, 2012 - 08:11 am
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What about chain o' lakes? I don't think it OS a state park but there are cabins, fishing, watersports.

Mar 30, 2012 - 11:05 am
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Do any of those allow dogs? Seems like most around here don't...

Mar 30, 2012 - 04:56 pm
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Here is the link for Artesian lakes ( formerly chain o lakes):
https://www.artesianlakes.com/Default.aspx

Mar 30, 2012 - 05:35 pm
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Lake Livingston had alot of pets when we were there. Some very good set up for pets. Some owners used a tether to a tree which I am not keen about. Some used the toddler gates and made a round circle for the smaller pets. The larger ones were either in crates or leashed to the owners chair. One couple even brought a dog run.I stayed in the pin oak area which is my least favorite since it is so crowded. I prefer Hercules loop which I will use next week, After that I am thinking maybr Gardner State park.
 

Mar 30, 2012 - 10:39 pm
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Lake Travis near Austin is the BEST!  Beautiful 30+foot cliffs, fresh water, great camp grounds and just all around GORGEOUS!

Mar 30, 2012 - 11:25 pm
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I've never been to lake Houston park so I decided to get some photos of my dog there yesterday since someone on here or KU said it as great for pics. I mapped it on my phone and it led me to the entrance at 1485. Apparently there is a building you have to go in and register first to use the park, and pay a fee? I was like "f that I'm out!"

Mar 31, 2012 - 09:01 am
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Watch the videos, they show a lot of what the parks offer.  Also there is a TPWD TV show on channel 8.
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/vide

Mar 31, 2012 - 09:42 am
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We like Martin Dies State Park.  It is located close to Jasper.  Brazos Bend is another great SP.

Mar 31, 2012 - 09:47 am
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Brazos Bend state park is great, its only a hour and half down 288 and its a wonderful park but no place for kiddos do swim as it has alligators. Quintana county beach is great too, past Lake Jackson but only about a hour and half, Wolf Creek is on Lake Livingston too past cleveland on 59. also Corp of Engineers has great  parks on Lake Sommerville and there is also two state parks there. Need any other suggestions let me know, we camp all the time and have for 10  years.

Apr 1, 2012 - 09:39 am
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