Houston Shelter

Houston Shelter

The Houston Shelter location is in Double Springs, Alabama
35553. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Houston Shelter facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Po Box 278

Double Springs

Phone number


Campground information Double Springs, Alabama


Houston Shelter is a group picnic site nestled on the shore of Lake Lewis Smith in Bankhead National Forest. This is a popular recreation area offering a variety of activities.

Shelter is first come first served.

Site is walk-up only.


Day users can enjoy a beautiful sand swimming beach. Other activities include motorized and non-motorized boating and water skiing.

Anglers can fish for Kentucky Spotted Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass. There are also hiking trails in the area, including the 1.4 mile High Rock Loop and the nearly 2 mile Fox Run Loop.


The picnic facility offers tables, flush toilets, grills and drinking water. A boat ramp and showers are nearby.

Natural Features

Bankhead National Forest is located in northwestern Alabama. The prominent feature of the area is the Sipsey Wilderness.

Known as “The Land of a Thousand Waterfalls,” the Sipsey Wilderness encompasses an area of abundant streams, old-growth forests, limestone bluffs and lush canyons.

Lake Lewis Smith boasts more than 500 miles of shoreline marked by high rock bluffs. The water is clear and deep and provides excellent fishing.

Frequently Asked Questions About Po Box 278 Double Springs, AL

How do I make a reservation with Houston Shelter?

To make reservations at Houston Shelter, you can call the office at 205-489-5111.

The Houston Recreation Area Shelter is non-reservable but available on a first-come, first-served basis. The use fee is $20.00 per day, plus $4.00 per vehicle deposited in the fee tube at the Houston Recreation Area entrance. 

Where is Houston Shelter located?

The Houston Shelter is located at Po Box 278 in Double Springs,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Houston Shelter have tent or RV camping?

Houston Shelter offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 205-489-5111 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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