Houston Camp Strake for sale; Scouts moving northHouston Camp Strake for sale; Scouts moving northhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=78512013-03-26T15:05:00Z2013-03-26T08:00:00Z

CONROE - The 2,100-acre Camp Strake, the Boy Scouts' flagship campground for seven decades, will be replaced by a Piney Woods tract that is under contract near Lake Livingston.

The Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America plans to sell one of the largest contiguous land parcels currently available in the Houston metropolitan area. The property was donated in 1944 by George Strake and his wife.

But it is not just its size that puts it in demand — it is that old real estate mantra: location, location, location.

Camp Strake is on the southwest corner of I-45 North and Loop 336, south of Conroe. The property features more than two miles of commercial frontage, secluded residential areas, and natural amenities.

The entire site will be annexed by the City of Conroe, effective July 1, 2013 and presents no specific zoning requirements or encumbrances associated with the property.

The council has already secured a contract on 1,445-acres land near Evergreen in San Jacinto County. Located near Lake Livingston, all but one corner of three sides of the rectangular site abut the Sam Houston National Forest.

The council will use the proceeds of the Camp Strake sale to purchase its new land, build a $20 plus million new camp, and endow the facility.

Read more at the Houston Business Journal, the Houston Chronicle and KHOU.

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