RR 5 Box 80, Rusk Texas 75785
Located in the East Texas Pineywoods east of Rusk in Cherokee County, Jim Hogg State Historical Park covers 178 acres and has been open to the public since 1941. Like Governor Hogg Shrine State Hist. Park
, it is a memorial to James Stephen Hogg, the first Texas-born governor of the state.
The park is for day use only and has a nature/interpretive trail and a picnic area. An iron-ore strip mining area can be viewed from a rise on the nature trail. The mining was done over a century ago.
Other Texas State Parks nearby:
(Alto) Caddoan Mounds State Historical Park
(Rusk) Jim Hogg State Historical Park
(Grapeland) Mission Tejas State Historical Park
02/06 Coming to The Rusk area
Texas Shakespeare Festival Kilgore TX June27-July28 The Texas Shakespeare Festival employs high caliber actors, designers, and directors from throughout the nation.
Dallas Greek Food Festival Dallas TX September27-29 The Greek Food Festival supports Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church's
ministries, community outreach, and youth programs.
Texas Renaissance Festival Plantersville TX October12-December1 Men and women decked out in the latest in 16th century Renaissance garb, jousting, juggling, dancing and feasting at the King's banquet hall.