Martin Dies, Jr, State Park and B A Steinhagen Lake

Jasper, Texas

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The shoreline of B. A. Steinhagen Lake includes a 705-acre state park and land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Weekends and holidays can be very busy, so bird on weekdays and on early mornings. The state park was named for Martin Dies, Jr., a former Texas senator, Texas secretary of state, and chief justice of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Angelina River from Bevilport to the Walnut Ridge Unit of the Angelina-Neches Wildlife Management Area offers the canoe enthusiast the opportunity to see beautiful scenery as well as a wide variety of wildlife. Key birds: Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, Red-headed and Pileated Woodpeckers, and Brown-headed Nuthatch are present year-round. Anhinga; White Ibis; Chuck-will’s-widow; Wood Thrush; Yellowthroated, Prairie, Prothonotary, Swainson’s, Kentucky, and Hooded Warblers; Louisiana Waterthrush; and Indigo and Painted Buntings occur in summer. Bald Eagle, American Woodcock, and Rusty and Brewer’s Blackbirds can usually be found in winter.

Martin Dies, Jr., State Park and B. A. Steinhagen Lake Professional Review and Guide

"The shoreline of B. A. Steinhagen Lake includes a 705-acre state park and land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Weekends and holidays can be very busy, so bird on weekdays and on early mornings. The state park was named for Martin Dies, Jr., a former Texas senator, Texas secretary of state, and chief justice of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Angelina River from Bevilport to the Walnut Ridge Unit of the Angelina-Neches Wildlife Management Area offers the canoe enthusiast the opportunity to see beautiful scenery as well as a wide variety of wildlife.

Key birds: Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, Red-headed and Pileated Woodpeckers, and Brown-headed Nuthatch are present year-round. Anhinga; White Ibis; Chuck-will’s-widow; Wood Thrush; Yellowthroated, Prairie, Prothonotary, Swainson’s, Kentucky, and Hooded Warblers; Louisiana Waterthrush; and Indigo and Painted Buntings occur in summer. Bald Eagle, American Woodcock, and Rusty and Brewer’s Blackbirds can usually be found in winter."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Jasper
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April and May for spring migrants and nesting activities
Local Contacts: Martin Dies, Jr., State Park;
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Martin Dies, Jr., State Park and B. A. Steinhagen Lake

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