612 West Gibson Street
Jasper, TX 75951
Phone: (409) 384-2511
Fax: (409) 384-3503
Angelina National Forest, located in East Texas, is one of four such forests in the state. It is a popular recreational getaway among locals and tourists alike. This parkland is home to an extensive number of wildlife species like squirrel, wild turkey and deer, as well as the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. It also features two designated wilderness areas.
Big Thicket National Preserve is located in Southeeast Texas and is a heavily forested area. It is rich in bio-diversity, and was established in 1974 to preserve the natural and national eco-region. The national preserve has a rich tree collection which includes 85 tree species and more than 60 shrubs and almost 1000 flowering plants. There are around 300 kinds of birds that fly in and around this preserve. There are a lot of activities that the visitors can do like cycling, camping, horseback riding, and bird watching.
Situated around one of Toledo Bend Lake's inlets and surrounded by hardwood forests, this 18-hole championship golf course features ten holes along the water and six with shots across water. A pro shop can be found on the property and Cypress Bend offers lessons with experienced golf professional Ken Rams.
The Sabine National Forest located in East Texas was established in 1936. Inhabited by tribes in the 16th Century, the forest has an interesting historical background. The early Spanish immigrants called them Tejas, now known as Caddo. Over centuries, European immigrants tried to convert these tribes but were evidently unsuccessful. By the 19th Century, the tribes were relocated and the land was under serious depletion process. After crucial attempts were made by the Texas Legislature to protect and conserve the land, Texas and USDA Forest together worked towards making this forest not just about rich history but also about recreation, with activities like fishing, camping, water sports, hunting, boating and picnicking on offer.
This 9-hole Bermuda grass course is open to the public.
Formerly, the Hodges Gardens, Park and Wilderness Area, the Hodges Gardens State Park has been welcoming visitors since 1956. From lush green lawns to rose gardens, this state park is a beautiful and peaceful place.