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Texas Forest Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Plan Your Adventure

  • San Augustine County CourthouseSan Augustine County Courthouse
  • Port Arthur Pleasure IslandPort Arthur Pleasure Island
  • Durst-Taylor Historic House and GardensDurst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens


Destination Highlights


  • A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA

    Beaumont combines a bit of the Cajun bayou with Texas-sized zest. In other words, you’re as likely to be eating enchiladas as spicy crawfish before two-stepping to some lively Zydeco. This Main...

  • This lake was the only natural lake in Texas until it was artificially dammed in the early 1900s when oil was found and for flood control in 1914. A new dam replaced the old one in 1971. From its freshwater marshes, backwater swamps, and majestic...

  • TIMBER TALES

    The story of our Texas forests encompasses a lot more than just trees. Sawmills, log wagons and railway timber cars, forest fire lookout towers, tree planters, German prisoners of war, lumberjacks, timber...

Travel Themes


    • Caddo pottery at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

      MORE THAN MOUND BUILDERS

      The Caddo Indians dominated much of the eastern region of Texas for more than 500 years (A.D. 800-1300). One of the most significant sites of the Caddo is preserved and ready for visitors at Caddo...

    • Hikers stop on a bridge

      PINEY WOODS OF TEXAS

      Before settlement, east Texas, home to the state’s forests, saw longleaf pine trees one hundred and fifty feet high and often four to five feet in diameter. These woodlands were open and accessible...

    • Musician performing at the Victory Grill in Austin

      SING OUT

      The first musical sounds heard across the pre-Texas landscape may have been birdsong, followed by the chants of nomadic tribes. In historic times, the ritual songs of the first Native Americans predate the Spanish...