Boykin Springs Recreation Area

National Forests and Grasslands in Texas

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. All campsites are first-come, first-served. Drinking water, flush toilets and hot showers are available at the campground.

Need to Know

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.

Nearby Attractions

Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Recreation

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.

Contact Information

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USDA FOREST SERVICE, ANGELINA RANGER DISTRICT, 111 WALNUT RIDGE ZAVALLA TX 75980

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 936-897-1068

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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.

Available Campsites

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