Forest Road 147, Huxley, TX

Sabine National Forest

US Forest Service

Free Camping Near Center, TX

This is a forest road where dispersed camping frequently occurs, though technically, according to Sabine National Forest's motor vehicle use map (see link below), this forest road is not on the list of roads permitted for dispersed camping. Yet, it remains a popular area for tent camping, car camping, and RVs.


Sabine NF logo

Sabine National Forest

US Forest Service

Forest Headquarters

Tel: (409) 625-1940

Official campground webpage


GPS: 31.6973, -93.8302

Elevation: 210 feet

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max stay: 14 days in any 30-day period

Amenities: None

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Camping along Forest Road 147

While Forest Road 147 is a part of Sabine National Forest, it’s also operated in conjunction with Sabine River Authority of Texas, which manages Toledo Bend Reservoir.

Located near Huxley, TX, this small dispersed camping area provides a serene camping experience along the shoreline. Most people who come here simply want a peaceful place to stay while remaining within driving distance to nearby towns of Huxley, Shelbyville, and Center. The site is surrounded by tall trees and ample shade.

On weekends, locals will often come here for parties. During the week, however, it remains empty. There are no trash cans, so pack out your garbage. Remember to bring plenty of mosquito repellent too.

Other Campsites Within 20 Miles Radius

Associated Documents

Motor Vehicle Use Map, Sabine National Forest, Illustrates dispersed camping restrictions & OHV restrictions, (eff: January 1, 2022)
Sabine National Forest Order 08-13-00-20-104, Occupancy rules, camping limits, quiet hours, parking restrictions, and more, (eff: September 22, 2023, term: December 31, 2024)

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