About the National Forest
Angelina National Forest spans 153,179 acres of East Texas forestland in the Neches River Basin and is one of four national forests in Texas. Located within Angelina National Forest is 114,500-acre Sam Rayburn Reservoir which offers opportunities for fishing, boating, and waterskiing. Other recreation opportunities in the National Forest include: hiking, camping, picnicking, wildlife observation, and nature study.
Wildlife is abundant in the National Forest, including bald eagle, endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, wood duck, white-tailed deer, squirrel, and wild turkey. Bald eagles winter in the area, particularly around Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
The Forest’s Visitor Information Center is located on Walnut Ridge Road.
The Visitor Information Center is Wednesday through Friday year-round (except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Days) from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
Review the fees and permits information from the National Park Service. The Recreation Area does not charge an entrance fee, but other use fees may apply.
Check the Wild Texas Events Calendar for activities scheduled at the park.
Check the USDA Forest Service’s volunteer opportunities for detailed information. Volunteers are needed for activities such as visitor services, trail maintenance, construction, office/computer work and some biological work.
Official Contact Information
The National Forest is managed by the USDA Forest Service.
|Angelina National Forest
111 Walnut Ridge Road
Zavalla, Texas 75980