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Surface area - 12,240 acres Impounded - 1954
Location - West Fork of San Jacinto River, 15 miles northeast of Houston in Harris County, Texas

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Lake Houston
12,240 acres, owned by City of Houston, popular with residents of upper Texas coast. Fishing, water sports. About 18 miles northeast of Houston via U.S. 90 east to Barrett Station, and north on F.M. 2100. Also accessible from Humble via F.M. 1960 east.

Commercial facilities in the upper reservoir offer camping, boat access, fishing and other services. One City of Houston park, Deussen Park, located near the dam, offers camping and boat access.

Lake Houston State Park
From US 59: Exit FM 1485/New Caney. E on FM 1485 to Loop 494. R on Loop 494 to signal light. L over railroad tracks at FM 1485 E; 1.5 mi to Baptist Incampment Rd. and Lake Houston State Park sign. R 1.5 mi to park entrance on L. 15 mi from Lake Houston. East Fork of the San Jacinto, Peach & Caney Creeks. Tent sites, 24; limit 14 days. Primitive tent camping; limit 14 days. Fl and chem toilets, showers, tables. Volleyball; bicycle, horse and nature trails.

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