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Camden, Texas

Camden was established as a lumbering town in the heavily forested Polk County in 1898. Activity still centers around timber growing, cutting and processing as the county's largest lumber mill handles both pine and hardwoods.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Woodlands Trails

1.8-mile walking trail through one of the finest old pine stands in East Texas. Close-up views of 225-year-old longleaf pines and 170

Camden, TX Trails

Things to do near Camden, TX

Crighton Theatre

Restored vaudeville theatre, built in 1934, is home to a variety of stage plays, music performances and special events. ...

Panola County Heritage Museum

Historical exhibits, including antique dolls, old buggy, are in restored historic bank building on square. Texas Tearoom is o...

Historical Sites

Historical monuments and markers identify abundant sites including Sam Houston's law office, blocks of original Mexican town ...

Old North Church

Believed to be oldest union church in Texas; several denominations worshiped here. First was Baptist service held under a tre...

Turning Basin River Boat Tour

45-minute narrated tour of Big Cypress Bayou, featuring riverport history of Jefferson. Just below old trestle across Polk St...