BOYKIN SPRINGS RECREATION AREA, TX

Located on Boykin Springs Lake in Angelina National Forest, this recreation area offers a little of everything, including camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking and relaxing in nature. It is situated in eastern Texas near the Louisiana border. The facility has both a campground ...
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  • Water and electric hookups are not available
  • Fires are allowed only in the fire place, grills and campfire rings
  • All campsites are first-come, first-served; day use and camping fees are payable at the fee station located at the entrance
  • No overnight camping permitted at the shelter
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BOYKIN SPRINGS RECREATION AREA GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC 74 Accessible
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Located on Boykin Springs Lake in Angelina National Forest, this recreation area offers a little of everything, including camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking and relaxing in nature. It is situated in eastern Texas near the Louisiana border.

The facility has both a campground and day-use area. The group shelter must be reserved; the campground is first-come, first-served.

Natural Features:

Boykin Creek and the nine-acre Boykin Springs Lake both pass through the facility, and the Sam Rayburn Reservoir is nearby.

The area is forested with pines and hardwoods. Wildlife is abundant, and the region is a hot spot for migratory birds.

Recreation:

The group picnic area provides direct access to the Sawmill Trail, a hiking trail that winds through the forest to the Neches River and the Aldridge Sawmill Historical Site.

Waters are calm and quiet; only non-motorized boats are allowed.

Facilities:

The group picnic shelter accommodates up to 74 guests and is available by reservation only. It is adjacent to the hiking trail and creek.

The campground has several standard sites for tents and RVs, as well as a few tent-only sites. All campsites are first-come, first-served. Drinking water, flush toilets and hot showers are available at the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas have trails for a variety of outdoor activities, including nearly 200 miles of hiking trails, 85 miles of off-road vehicle trails, 145 miles of horse trails and 11 miles of bicycle trails.

Booking Window
Sat Oct 25 2014 - Thu Oct 22 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $25.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $25.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
31.05186, -94.26804
31°3'7"N, 94°16'5"W

From Zavalla, Texas, travel east on Highway 63 for 10.5 miles. Turn right on Forest Road 313 and proceed 2.5 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BOYKIN SPRINGS RECREATION AREA
USDA FOREST SERVICE, ANGELINA RANGER DISTRICT, 111 WALNUT RIDGE
ZAVALLA  TX  75980

Phone Number:

Information:  (936)897-1068
Additional Information