Traveling in Texas

Traveling in Texas


Angelina National Forest is located on both sides of huge Sam Rayburn Reservoir in east Texas, on the Gulf Coastal Plain. Included here are the Neches and Angelina Rivers, along with some creeks.

There are areas of piney woods forested with longleaf pine and bald cypress, with magnolia and

dogwood, and two designated wilderness areas: the 12,650-acre Upland Island Wilderness, and the 5,286-acre Turkey Hill Wilderness.

Activities: Canoeing is available on the Neches and Angelina Rivers. Horseback riding is allowed. Hiking and backpacking are mainly limited to short trails. Longest is the 5.5-mile Sawmill Hiking Trail, which runs alongside the Neches River. Fishing is also available, and hunting is permitted in season.

Camping Regulations: Primitive camping is allowed throughout the National Forest, as are campfires, except near recreation areas and where otherwise prohibited. No permits are necessary.

Campsites in wilderness areas should be at least 100 feet from trails and water sources. A stove is recommended for cooking. Camping is restricted to designated areas during deer hunting season.

For Further Information: Angelina National Forest, P.O. Box 756, Lufkin, TX 75902; (409)634-7709.

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