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DIY Camping Lake Houston

Camping near Houston… just 1 hour away!

It’s a perfect time to go camping in Houston! Warm during the day, cool at night.  And plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, yoga.

About this trip:

  • Close to Houston. Only 1 hour away!
  • In the woods.
  • Long hiking trails, practice backpacking, biking, long hiking trips, etc.
  • Plus, plenty of space for hammocks, yoga, and just relaxing outdoors.


Lake Houston Wilderness Park.  From camp, choose to go on a day hike, mountain bike, a little of both or neither!

Do some yoga or relax by the fire. This weekend is a perfect escape from the big city without having to go too far!

Each night, we’ll talk about the options for the next day. You choose if you want to go or make your own day. Several people are just as happy reading a book in a hammock as hiking 8 miles. This is your trip so you decide (and do) what makes you happy.

What to expect:

Experience Level:

All! Beginner campers, new members, experts and everywhere in between.

Ask to borrow a tent & ground pad.  Bring your own sleeping bag or just the comforter from your bed. And don’t forget your pillow! Amy ALWAYS does!

DYI – you provide your own food and cooking equipment.

Optional Practice for Backpacking:

Great Opportunity to practice backpacking! Bring a pack and some weight to put in it and carry during the day hikes.

Packing List:

You bring:

  • Plate/bowl, fork/spoon, cup
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tent (with poles & stakes), ground pad {ask about borrowing}
  • Pillow
  • Light source – headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Water – if you don’t like drinking tap
  • Sturdy shoes for hiking & comfortable shoes for camping
  • Camping chair (ask about borrowing or pick one up at Academy for $5)
  • Dress in layers. Light clothes for warmer weather, warm clothes, rain clothes. Extra socks. Have a dry set of clothes for at night in the case you get wet during the day.
  • Other drinks – no glass
  • Cooler & ice for your drinks – no Styrofoam
  • Food
  • Toiletries (wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, towel)
  • Sun Protection – hat, long sleeves & pants, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Bug Spray
  • Additional snacks you might want
  • Charger / Cables
  • Games

Venue Amenities:

  • Showers: YES!
  • Flushing toilets: YES!
  • Water & Electric at site


Use the campsite driveway to unload.  Then park across the street near the nature center.


$14 – includes 2 nights of camping & Firewood on the 2nd night only!  Amy will arrive in the park on Saturday but we have the sites on Friday night too.   The Kroger Market Place has a large bag of wood for $13 if someone wants to pick up a bag for Friday night and Amy can give you money.

$3 per person per day – You’ll need to pick-up an overnight pass for your car.

About the group you’re meeting:

We’re a laidback group.  We just like to have a good time. No one judges… if you drink you’re welcome. If you don’t, you’re welcome. As long as you’re respectful to others and are looking to have fun, you’ll fit right in!

Our group loves to learn about where people are from, places and things to do. We’re very diverse and we take advantage of learning from people who have had different experiences from us.

Whether that’s from Urban US to Rural US or International… you’re likely to meet a little of each in every trip.

How to RSVP:

In the notes section,

  • Let me know if you need to borrow a tent or ground pad.
  • Let us know when to expect you.
Event: DIY Camping Lake Houston Event Cost: $14.00
Where: For Members Only Meeting Place: For Members Only
Address: For Members Only Meeting Address: For Members Only
Web Site: For Members Only Meeting Time: For Members Only
Location Phone: For Members Only Parking Cost: For Members Only
Start Date-Time: For Members Only Reg. Deadline: For Members Only
* End Date-Time: For Members Only PrePay Required: Yes
Event Leader: For Members Only
Event Summary: n/a
Payment Details: For Members Only
Directions: For Members Only
Members: 11 Max Attendance: 20
Guests: 1 Spots Available: 8
Total Attendance: 12    
Overnight: No Kid Friendly: No
Skill Level: n/a Dog Friendly: Yes

CHECKLIST - Gear Details and Rules
Sleeping Bag
Hiking Boots
Sunglasses/Glasses Strap
No Glass Rule
1/2 to 1 quart per hour required
* estimated
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