Huntsville State Park is a 2,000+ acre wooded recreational area, six miles southwest of Huntsville, Texas, and the Sam Houston National Forest. From 1937 to 1942, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1823(CV), made improvements to the site, including construction of a combination of buildings. Huntsville State Park offers a great deal of activities: camping, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, and more. With over 21 miles of trails you can can be entertained for days.
My family and I decided to start this year off with a nice half day hike and went along the Chinquapin trail taking us about 4 hours. The trail encircles most of the park, traveling over the marshes and along the lake side. Due to the time of the year the wildlife was pretty much absent from our brief time there.