Pet-Friendly RV & Camping Resort Amenities Near Lake Houston

Offering much more than RV Sites and a variety of camping options, The Retreat is the ideal escape for avid campers or those starting new family traditions. Whether you're looking for a quiet escape or in the mood to create a wonderful adventure year-round, The Retreat offers a natural atmosphere with a variety of amenities:  

Ready to roll!

Though The Retreat is still in progress, these family fun amenities are ready for you to enjoy!

Boardwalk & Lighted Fishing Pier

The Retreat features a 320 ft. boardwalk, perfect to enjoy lakeside views and activities. If you have a boat, you can use the Ponderosa Marina's ramp to launch into the serene Lake Houston. Our boardwalk has boat slips for you to dock your boat, jet ski's or canoes, right near by the lighted fishing pier. There's plenty of fish in Lake Houston, including bass, catfish, crappie and perch. The lighted pier is perfect for early morning casts, or late night trolling! You can also rent kayaks, canoes and CORCL's to enjoy the water and refresh from the Texas heat. Be sure to check our calendar for fishing tournaments and more!

Outdoor Fun & Wine/Beer Garden

Bring your A-game to The Retreat, and enjoy our concrete outdoor games! Choose from ping-pong, foosball, cornhole and ladder toss. When you're ready for a break, relax by a fire in our Wine/Beer Garden, and tell us your best spooky ghost story. The Wine/Beer Garden is BYOB for now - but we'll sell drinks soon!

Playground, Gaga Ball and Mini-Golf

The Retreat has something for everyone! Kids can enjoy our outdoor plaground with a slides and all the frills. The playground is near the Wine/Beer Garden, so mom & dad can relax while the kids enjoy the outdoors. We also have a mini-golf course to bring out your inner Tiger Woods, or a Gaga Ball pit to relive your childhood. 

In the Works!

We're working hard to bring you the best outdoor experience in Texas - stay tuned as we finish more amenities for you! 

Outdoor Pool & Hot Tub

Ready to beat the heat? Our outdoor pool will be the ultimate summer experience, with plenty of space for your family to take a dip and lounge. We'll have cabanas and plenty of beach chairs to lounge, relax and let loose. Are you a snowbird or "Winter Texan"? Our hot tub might be your favorite amenity! Placed next to the pool and central to the resort, our tub will have jets and give you the most relaxing camping trip ever. 

Clubhouse & Fitness Center

The Retreat's hub and ultimate amenity - our state of the art 8,000-sf clubhouse will be the first stop on your nature escape. Here you'll find our friendly staff, ready to help make your stay unforgettable. We'll have a general store with any goods you may have forgotten, and fun goodies to remember your trip by. The clubhouse will have a large fireplace, and tall windows to overlook the pool and hot tub. You'll be able to rent golf carts, kayaks, canoes and much more! Our fitness center and bathhouse will have a brand-new work out station so your fitness doesn't miss a beat! With a laundry facility, as well as spacious showers and bathrooms, it'll make your stay as good as home. 

Pavillion & Outdoor Movie Theater

The Retreat is much more than just a campground - our pavilion will hold concerts, events, contests and more! The covered 1000-sf venue will be available for booking to host any event – from birthday parties, to conventions, concerts and corporate retreats. It’s concrete base and power connections are perfect for any event! Our outdoor movie theater will play movies regularly, making your nature escape as memorable as it gets. We’ll play classics on holidays, and take suggestions and requests when possible.
 

Bark Park

As Lake Houston’s premier camping destination, we want you and your furry friends to enjoy the great outdoors! All of our lodging options are pet-friendly, including our covered wagons, luxury cottages, glamping tents and Retro RV’s. Our bark park will allow your pets a dedicated space to roam, play and relieve themselves without venturing into the wilderness.

 

The Retreat RV & Camping Resort Clubhouse and Pool

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