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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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Sam Rayburn Fishing

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)

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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

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Wright Patman Lake Parks

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

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Heritage Museum of Montgomery County

In restored home of a pioneer timber family. Permanent exhibit features life of Charles B. Stewart, designer of the Texas Lone Star flag and the Texas state seal;

Conroe, TX Museums

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"

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Lake O' The Pines Camping

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.

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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 Hunting Areas

Wright Patman Lake offers 78,300 acres of choice hunting opportunities in northeast Texas. The government fee owned property covers two counties, Bowie and Cass. Within this acreage, 58,000

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Helen Lee Estate Daffodil Gardens

Spectacular display of blooms draws visitors from wide area. Open during blooming season (mid-Feb. through late-Feb.)

Gladewater, TX Botanical Gardens

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.

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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

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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