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Things to do in Lake Sam Rayburn

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Great fishing 🎣 Fun swimming areas. Jetski’ing and tubing and so much more! Same Rayburn lake is the biggest man made lake in Texas!”
  • 8 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
Campground
“The 5 1/2-mile Sawmill Hiking Trail winds between Bouton Lake and Boykin Springs recreation areas, with a 3/4-mile spur near the middle portion of the trail leading to the abandoned Aldridge Sawmill site. Part of the trail follows an old tramway, used until 1920 to haul logs to the sawmills. Portions of old bridges and sawmill ruins can be seen at various points along the trail. A trail map is available at the District Ranger's office and at the trail head at Boykin Springs.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“So beautiful and so peaceful! And just right down the road!! Walk the creeks. Take some pictures. Great hiking trails. Enjoy the outdoors ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Sam Rayburn lake is the largest man made lake in the state of Texas. With nearly 750 miles of shoreline you will find many areas around Sam Rayburn Lake to have a picnic, launch your boat, do some fishing and enjoy the lake. Other things to do in the area other than boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding, swimming, fishing, and camping, are birdwatching, nature hiking, historic tours of the local towns, and scenic drives around the lake. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Campground
  • 2 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Cassels-Boykin Park is located in the mid-lake area of Lake Sam Rayburn. This area is known as one of the best locations in Texas for Largemouth Bass due to its flooded timber, lily pads, channels, drop offs and lots of hydrilla. Prime fishing spots near the park include the the Black Forest, Canyons, Deer Stand, Pophers Creek, Atoyac River, Julie Creek, Harvey Creek, Indian Creek, Mud Creek and Veach Basin. Cassels-Boykin Park with its close proximity to great bass fishing, a large pavilion, and ample trailer parking,”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Angelina National Forest, one of only four National Forests in Texas. Located in the heart of east Texas, the 153,179-acre Angelina National Forest is located in Angelina, Nacogdoches, San Augustine and Jasper counties. ”
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
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“Home cooking at it's finest with daily steam table, fresh cut meats and cheeses and lots of coffee talk.”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends

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  • 2 locals recommend
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