Toledo Bend Reservoir-Ragtown Recreation Area

Shelbyville, Texas 75973

Toledo Bend Reservoir-Ragtown Recreation Area

Toledo Bend Reservoir-Ragtown Recreation Area Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"As you leave the fast-growing city of Lufkin, the creature comforts of fast food and modern mall life disappear in a hurry. They are replaced by the tall pines, flowering redbuds, and dogwoods as you move into a part of Deep East Texas visited only by locals and the lucky tent camper searching for that perfect outdoor experience. Your quest takes you across the Angelina River, through the Angelina National Forest, and into the Sabine River Basin.

Approaching Ragtown Recreation Area, you find very quickly this is not the typical lake campground, but a rugged piece of territory marked by massive pine trees and steep ravines. It is a reminder of the difference between a tree farm and a forest with a mix of pines, hardwoods, and understory plants. There is even an area for the critically endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. The 20-year legal fight over this bird helped save much of the national forest from clear-cutting."

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Trail Information

Shelbyville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
25
Campsites
Year-round
Season
Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Birding
Additional Use
409-565-2273, tinyurl.com/tbindianmounds; no reservations accepted
Local Contacts
$5-$8
Fees per Night
Modern restrooms and showers, boat ramp
Facilities