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Piney Woods, Texas

Texas - Piney Woods

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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San Jacinto County Museum

Housed in handsome, restored jail, circa 1887, (a National Register structure). Cell block, hangman's drop and jailer'

Coldspring, TX Museums

Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library

Built in 1830 by Nicholas Adolphus Sterne, a prominent merchant and Texas revolution leader, the house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Nacogdoches, TX Historic Homes

Reeves Memorial

A life-sized statue of Jim Reeves commemorates the Panola County native who became one of America's best loved country-Western singers, who died in a plane crash in 1964. Member of Country Music Hall of Fame; millions of records to his credit. Memorial is three miles east of downtown on U.S. 79

Carthage, TX Memorials

Wright Patman Lake Boat Ramps

Wright Patman Lake has boat ramps at 6 parks. These boat ramps are of concrete construction. Courtesy docks are available at some of the boat ramps. Swimming in the vicinity of the courtesy docks is prohibited. Fishing is not allowed from the courtesy docks. A "No Wake"

, TX Boating

Paddle Wheeler Southern Empress

Ply the waters of Lake Conroe while dining and dancing. Reservations required. Departs from Seven Coves Resort on F.M. 830

Conroe, TX Paddle Boats

Sam Rayburn Lake Parks

Sam Rayburn has thirteen developed recreation areas that are operated and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including : nine campgrounds, (primitive to highly developed), with more than 500

, TX Camping

Equestrian Trails at Wright Patman Lake

The listed areas are possible areas for equestrian use around Wright Payman Lake. While these areas are maintained to some degree, visitors should take proper precautions against possible hazards, such as wash-outs and fallen trees and/or limbs.

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Sam Rayburn Lake Birdwatching

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

Lake Fork Fishing

Lake Fork was created as a textbook fishery, including initial stockings before the lake filled. Lake Fork was established, by the Texas Parks and Wildlife, as a premier bass fishing lake, with 732,514 Florida Black Bass being stocked from 1979 through 1987

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Lake O' The Pines Boating

Lake O' the Pines has five boat ramps that are separate from open park areas. All the campgrounds and day use areas have boat ramps. Brushy Creek Campground has one multi-lane concrete launching ramp. Buckhorn Creek Park - Campers have exclusive use of a multi-lane concrete launching ramp.

, TX Boating

Lake O' the Pines Fishing

Lake O' the Pines's diverse fish community offers many angling opportunities. White bass are native to the Cypress River Basin;

, TX Fishing

Wright Patman Lake Fishing

Wright Patman Lake offers 25,000 acres of excellent fishing opportunities. If the angler is after the huge lunker Large Mouth Bass or the pan size sunfish perch, we have it all!

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