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."