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Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


Located on Boykin Springs Lake in Angelina National Forest, this recreation area offers a little of everything, including camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking and relaxing in nature. It is situated in eastern Texas near the Louisiana border.

The facility has both a campground and day-use area. The group shelter must be reserved; the campground is first-come, first-served.

Natural Features:

Boykin Creek and the nine-acre Boykin Springs Lake both pass through the facility, and the Sam Rayburn Reservoir is nearby.

The area is forested with pines and hardwoods. Wildlife is abundant, and the region is a hot spot for migratory birds.


The group picnic area provides direct access to the Sawmill Trail, a hiking trail that winds through the forest to the Neches River and the Aldridge Sawmill Historical Site.

Waters are calm and quiet; only non-motorized boats are allowed.


The group picnic shelter accommodates up to 74 guests and is available by reservation only. It is adjacent to the hiking trail and creek.

The campground has several standard sites for tents and RVs, as well as a few tent-only sites. All campsites are first-come, first-served. Drinking water, flush toilets and hot showers are available at the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas have trails for a variety of outdoor activities, including nearly 200 miles of hiking trails, 85 miles of off-road vehicle trails, 145 miles of horse trails and 11 miles of bicycle trails.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Water and electric hookups are not available
  • Fires are allowed only in the fire place, grills and campfire rings
  • All campsites are first-come, first-served; day use and camping fees are payable at the fee station located at the entrance
  • No overnight camping permitted at the shelter
  • Click here for more about the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas

Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
31.05186, -94.26804
31°3'7"N, 94°16'5"W

From Zavalla, Texas, travel east on Highway 63 for 10.5 miles. Turn right on Forest Road 313 and proceed 2.5 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ZAVALLA  TX  75980

Phone Number:

Information:  (936)897-1068
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