In the Piney Woods of East Texas, Nature lays down a wondrous welcome mat. Carpeted with fragrant pine needles, brimming with lakes both mammoth and mysterious, and seasonally rich with radiant roses, delicate dogwoods, and exquisite azaleas, this inviting area both fascinates and captivates.
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Sam Rayburn Reservoir, at over 114,000 surface acres, represents one of the healthiest fisheries in the State of Texas and one of the most popular fishing destinations in the country. The two main purposes for the existence of Sam Rayburn (flood control and hydropower generation), TX Fishing
Lake O' the Pines has four campgrounds where site use fees are collected at a controlled entrance gate. All the campgrounds have restrooms with showers and hot water. All four have playgrounds for the kids as well. They all have sewer dump stations for the convenience of campers., TX Camping
Birds are probably the main category of wildlife that is of most interest to visitors of Lake Sam Rayburn. Songbirds can be found, depending on the season, in abundance at any of the parks. Waterfowl are best observed in fall and winter from the many bridges that cross the lake (SH 147, TX Birdwatching
There are nine developed park areas at Wright Patman Lake. Clear Springs Park Clear Springs Park consists of approximately 317 acres with development on approximately 51 acres, and is located on the north side of the lake. Access to the park is a paved road that connects to FM 2148, TX Camping