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Boykin Springs Recreation Area

National Forests And Grasslands In Texas



Angelina National Forest's Boykin Springs Recreation Area offers a unique natural experience with camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking and bird watching. Located in eastern Texas near the Louisiana border, it hosts a campground and day-use area, both near the nine-acre Boykin Springs Lake and Boykin Creek, with hiking trails, flush toilets, hot showers and abundant wildlife. The nearby Sam Rayburn Reservoir and Aldridge Sawmill Historical Site are also great attractions.


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 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

31.05186, -94.26804


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)

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

Aldridge Sawmill Historical Site

Sam Rayburn Reservoir

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