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.
The group picnic shelter accommodates up to 74 guests and is available for reservation. 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. Drinking water, flush toilets and hot showers are available at the campground.
Campsites: All campsites are first come, first served; 17 campsites No electric or water. Back-in campers and tents; campsite can accommodate up to 23 ft. in length
Camping Fee: $10; 14 days camping limit; up to 2 tents;8 people per site
Day Use Shelter available for Reservation: 877-444-6777 or through website (www.Recreation.gov)
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.
Aldridge Sawmill Historical Site
Sam Rayburn Reservoir
The group picnic area provides direct access to the Sawmill Trail, a hiking trail that winds through the forest to the Aldridge Sawmill Historical Site.
Activities: fishing, no designated swimming area, hiking trail
From US 69: SH 63 SE 11 miles; FSR 313 S 2.5 miles. 936-897-1068; recreation.gov
USDA FOREST SERVICE, ANGELINA RANGER DISTRICT, 111 WALNUT RIDGE ZAVALLA TX 75980
For campground inquiries, please call: 936-897-1068
From Zavalla, Texas, travel east on Highway 63 for approximately 10.5 miles. Turn right on Forest Road 313 and proceed 2.5 miles to the campground.