Sam Houston Forest Campgrounds
Scotts Ridge day use area is located on the west edge of Lake Conroe approximately 2 miles North of FM 1097 on Forest Service Road 212. Facilities include public boat ramp on Lake Conroe, an adjacent parking area that will accommodate most boat trailers and vehicles and 1 vault toilet. No overnight camping is allowed.
LONE STAR HIKING TRAIL - The Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT) and associated loops are approximately 129 miles long and open to foot travel only (no pack animals, motor vehicles or bicycles). The trail transects the entire Sam Houston National Forest from near Richards, in the west to near Cleveland, in the east.
LITTLE LAKE CREEK WILDERNESS AREA
The 3,810-acre wilderness area is located in the southwestern section of the Sam Houston Ranger District and is bounded by FM 149 to the east and Forest Service Road 244 to the southwest. Wilderness areas have been established to preserve ecosystems in their natural condition. Little Lake Creek (LLC) Wilderness Area was established in 1984.
Little Lake Creek is a perennial stream course that bisects the area. Its hardwoods are indicative of the forest type found in this portion of East Texas. The remaining portions of the area are broken up by pine-dominated ridge tops interrupted by tributaries of Little Lake Creek.
Access into the wilderness area is easiest by utilizing the Lone Star Hiking Trail which transects it in a series of loops. There are ample areas for camping overnight along the trail. Three LLC Wilderness Area/LSHT trailheads and parking areas are available for access into the wilderness area. One is located along the east side of FM 149 approximately 4 miles south of its intersection with FM 1375, one is located along the west side of County Road 211 (Bethel Road) approximately 2 miles south of the intersection of FM 149 and FM 1791, and another trailhead is located on the west side of FM 149 at the southernmost corner of the wilderness.
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