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National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, TX

US Forest Service

Overview

Recreationists - If you want to avoid areas and trails that have been temporarily blackened by a controlled burn, please check the burn maps on the Fire Information page before visiting the forests or grasslands.
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The National Forests in Texas provide a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities! There are dozens of developed recreation areas and trailheads, offering camping experiences ranging from highly developed to primitive.  Camping is offered on a first-come, first-served basis in developed recreation areas, and some larger or more popular areas (Ratcliff Lake, Cagle, Double Lake), offer reservations through www.recreation.gov.  There is a day-use fee at highly developed areas with swimming or boating facilities. Campground facilities generally include tent pads, picnic tables, parking spurs for trailers, lantern posts, grills, potable water, and toilets.

View the  Recreation Matrix  to see the amenities that the campgrounds have to offer.
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Dead and dying trees are a safety hazard for visitors to the forest.  Some areas are being closed to the public until crews can cut the dead trees. [Closed camp areas]
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Other helpful information:

Outdoor Adventures tabloid  |  NFGT Hunting Guide tabloid  |  Hunting FAQs
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Recreational Activities:

  • BIKING
  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • HORSE CAMPING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING
  • OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE
  • PICNICKING
  • RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
  • SWIMMING

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Email: mailroom_r8_texas@fs.fed.us
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