The Lake Houston Wilderness Park is located in near New Caney in the Northeastern region of the Houston area. Located approximately 30 minutes north of Downtown Houston off of Highway 59, the Lake Houston Wilderness park is close enough for all to enjoy. Cabins and walk-in campsites are available for rental. Activities include hiking and biking on 20 miles of hike and bike trails, kayaking on tree-lined creeks, and horseback riding on 13 miles of equestrian trails. (Bring your own bikes, watercraft, and horses).
Amenities include: six Lakeside Cabins, with accommodations for up to 6; Lakeside A-Frames, for up to 6; screen shelters, for up to 6; group campsites, for as many as 50; walk-in campsites for up to 8 campers; backpacking campsites, for as many as 8 campers. The Pine Grove Dining Hall is available for rental during the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Lake Houston Wilderness Park Nature Center is a fun educational place for everyone with many family activities for all ages.. It is open from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. The center opened its doors on November 9, 2007. It offers displays of forest and wetland habitats, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates, and a mural depicting the life cycle of butterflies. The mural was created through a collaboration between the Artist Boat, the M.D. Anderson YMCA, and H.P.A.R.D. It was funded by a United Way Kids Way grant. The Lake Houston Wilderness Park Nature Center was made possible through the generosity of George Mitchell.
Source & Photo Credit: Lake Houston Wilderness Park