Outdoor Recreation

Huntsville State Park

Lose yourself among the majestic trees and natural beauty of the East Texas Pineywoods. Rent a canoe, explore our trails or just relax by the lake. At Huntsville State Park, you can camp, hike, bike, picnic, fish, swim, paddle, geocache and study nature on 21 miles of trails, playgrounds, a bird blind and nature center.

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Bearkat Course

This beautiful multi-tee course by Tripp Davis, designer of the famed Tribute Golf Club in Dallas, offers options suitable for golfers of every skill level. Rolling natural terrain blends seamlessly with innovative features to bring true championship quality to municipal golf. Native trees and grasses, creeks, and wildlife are incorporated to re-create the essence of golf's earliest public courses.

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General Sam's Off-road Park

General Sam’s Offroad Park is located just nine miles north of historic Huntsville, Texas. With 706 acres of rolling piney woods, six natural spring-fed creeks, sandpits, mud holes, cabins, RV spots with full hook-ups, clean public bathrooms & showers, wash pits, a well-stocked general store and over 60+ miles of off-road riding trails for A.T.V’s, trucks, jeeps, and other off-road vehicles, this is the place that you, your family, and friends love to ride.

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Eastham-Thomason Park

Eastham-Thomason Park has two entrances, 1500 7th Street and N Avenue as well as Mesquite Drive off of M Avenue (FM 247). Here you can partake in a variety of outdoor activities including Disc Golf, bike trails, horseshoe pit, nature areas and more! 

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Frank D. "Poncho" Roberts Aquatic Center & Splash Pad

The purpose of the Frank D. "Poncho" Roberts Aquatics Center is to provide water-related activities to citizens and visitors so they may enjoy a safe swim experience. Here you can enjoy a swim in the pool, water slide, splash pad and more.

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Kate Barr Ross Memorial Park

Kate Barr Ross Memorial Park was named after a former dedicated employee who served the City of Huntsville for over 40 years.  Kate Barr Ross mainly served in the capacity as City Secretary, but also held the position of City Comptroller.  She retired as City Secretary in September of 1966. While celebrating the bicentennial at the park on Sunday, July 4, 1976, the City of Huntsville renamed the former Bicentennial Park to the Kate Barr Ross Memorial Park in her honor. Today, the Kate Barr Ross Memorial Park offers baseball and soccer fields, a basketball court, playground, BBQ pits, and more.

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The Williams Ranch

Come discover a unique experience at The Williams Ranch in beautiful Huntsville, Texas! Along with the their 6 vacation rentals, The Williams Ranch provides other day use amenities as well. Hear cowboy stories and the unique history of the property from Owner, Ronnie Williams, while you horseback ride through the 40 acre ranch. There are multiple lakes and ponds where you can enjoy a variety of water activities such as swimming, fishing, and recreational boating on kayaks, paddle boats, and paddle boards.  Take a breath of fresh, country air and hike the trails around the property and for a small fee, skeet shooting is available! The Williams ranch is also home to domestic and exotic animals such as Clyde the camel, Roo the Kangaroo, and Bandit the Pygmy Goat! So make The Williams Ranch your destination when you visit Huntsville and see everything that it has to offer!

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Shawshank Disc Golf Course

Shawshank Disc Golf is the Top Ranked Disc Golf Course in Southeast Texas located just outside of Huntsville. Here we have a unique recreational destination themed after famous and infamous criminal and penal references due to its proximity to the State Prison. But make no mistake, playing disc golf is not a crime unless it’s a crime of passion and if you miss the opportunity to play at Shawshank, then you are guilty! Experience Shawshank, you won’t want to escape!

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