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Scenic Drive

Several routes near Rusk offer excellent woodland scenery: U.S. 69 both north and south; also F.M. 347, F.M. 747 (neither shown on most maps) that lead north from U.S. 84

Rusk, TX Scenic Drives

Rusk/Palestine State Park

Each of the two units of the park offers outdoor fun and recreation, such as camping, hiking, picnicking, and pedal boating, along with watching native birds and small mammals. Rusk/

Rusk, TX State Parks

Old Rusk Penitentiary Bldg.

Central administration building of present Rusk State Hospital built as main building of former Rusk State Prison, 1878. Iron structures, including dome of State Capitol, fabricated here by prisoners. Ave. A and U.S. 69. Historical marker gives details.

Rusk, TX Historic Markers


Footbridge Garden Park

Wooded setting for 546-foot footbridge, said to be nation's longest, originally built 1861 for crossing valley during rainy season. Two blocks east of town square.

Rusk, TX Gardens

Things to do near Rusk, TX

Country Campus Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Martin Creek Lake Camping

At Martin Creek Lake Park the camping facilities include restrooms with showers; hike-in primitive campsites with no drinkin...

Hilltop Herb Farm

More than 2,000 varieties of herbs from throughout the world are grown in the garden. Workshops, lectures on several facets o...

Silsbee Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Wood Hollow Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...