District Manager Station, East Loop 304, Crockett Texas 75835
409-831-2246 Toll Free: 409-544-2046
This forest's 161,500 acres border the Neches River in east Texas. Since logging ended in the 1920s, this pine and hardwood forest has made a dramatic comeback. One of the best ways to see this area is via the 20-mile long Four C National Recreation Trail. The trail passes through a variety of terrains, sloughs, upland forests and pine woods as it follows an old tramway from Ratcliff Lake to the Neches Overlook.
An alternative to hiking is the Big Slough Canoe Trail, which makes a loop though the Big Slough area and along the Neches River. Also within the forest is the Mission Tejas State Historical Park which contains a replica of the first Spanish mission in east Texas and the Rice Stagecoach Inn.
Other Science nearby:
(Lufkin) Angelina National Forest
(Crockett) Davy Crockett National Forest
(Lufkin) Sabine National Forest
(Palestine) Scientific Balloon Base
10/25 Coming to The Crockett area
Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art Fort Worth TX March8-9 Formerly the Dolly Johnson Antique Show, this is one of the oldest shows in Texas.
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 Rice Festival Winnie TX October2-6 Bar-B-Que Cook-off Weekend,
Horseshoe & Washer Pitching Tournaments,
Rice Run 5k & Kids Fun Run,
Queen’s Coronation & Street Dance
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.