Texas State Travel Guide

State Parks, Historic Sites, National Forests & Main Street Cities

East Texas Has It All

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State Parks, Historic Sites, National Forests & Main Street Cities

From Rugged Landscapes To Diverse Heritage

Regional State Parks

Travelers to the Texas Forest Trail Region can visit the area’s beautiful parks and historic sites owned and perated by Texas Parks and Wildlife. For more information, please call 800-792-1112 or visit www.tpwd.state.tx.us
  • Atlanta State Park, Atlanta
  • Caddo Lake State Park, Karnack
  • Daingerfield State Park, Daingerfield
  • Huntsville State Park, Huntsville
  • Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, Pittsburg
  • Lake Livingston State Park, Livingston
  • Martin Creek Lake State Park, Longview
  • Martin Dies Jr. State Park, Jasper
  • Mission Tejas State Park, Weches
  • Sea Rim State Park, Sabine Pass
  • Tyler State Park, Tyler
  • Village Creek State Park, Lumberton

Regional Forests

The Texas Forest Trail Region boasts the only national forests in Texas – four in total. Moreover, it features the only national preserve in the State, as well as five state forests. Take the scenic route through tese natural wonders, or stop by for camping, fishing, and other outdoor recreation. Fore more information, contact the U.S. Forest Service (936-639-8501 or www.fs.fed.us, National Parke Service (409-951-6700 or www.nps.gov/bith), or Texas Forest Service (www.txforestservice.tamu.edu).
National Forests and Preserves
  • Angelina National Forest
  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Davy Crockett National Forest
  • Sabine National Forest
  • Sam Houston National Forest
State Forests
  • E.O. Siecke State Forest
  • Fairchild State Forest
  • J.H. Kirby Memorial State Forest
  • Masterson State Forest
  • W.G. Jones State Forest

Texas Historical Commission Historical Sites

Heritage tourists can learn more about the rich East Texas history and experience real places and stories at one of the Texas Historical Commission’s historical sites located in the Texas Forest Trail Region. For more information, please call 512-463-7948 or visit www.texashistoricsites.com

  • Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, Alto
  • Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site, Sabine Pass
  • Starr Family Home State Historic Site, Marshall
  • Mission Dolores State Historic Site, San Augustine
To view info on the historical sites in East Texas, you can also visit https://www.weareeasttexas.com/east-texas-historical-sites/

Texas Main Street Cities

Visitors can stroll the sidewalks and peruse shops in one of the region’s Texas Main Street cities. Partnering with the Texas Historical Commission, each community works to revitalize its historic commercial area, often the heart of a town.
  • Beaumont
  • Carthage
  • Clarksville
  • Gladewater
  • Henderson
  • Huntsville
  • Kilgore
  • Livingston
  • Longview
  • Lufkin
  • Marshall
  • Mineola
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Mount Vernon
  • Nacogdoches
  • Palestine
  • Pittsburg
  • Texarkana
  • Tyler
  • Winnsboro
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