Davy Crockett National Forest

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description
The Davy Crockett National Forest encompasses a total area of about 160,000 acres of land that is located in East-central Texas. The forest is spread across two counties including Houston County and Trinity County and the closest city to the forest is Lufkin. Several roads can be used to access the park some of which include US 287, TX 7, TX 94, and TX 103. 

This park was designated as a national forest on October 13, 1936, and is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. Visitors to Davy Crockett National Forest can expect to witness a wide variety of attractive features. Some of the more popular attractions to this national forest include the 20-mile-long Four C National Recreation Trail, the 3,040-acre Big Slough Wilderness Area, and the Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area. 

This recreational area was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1936 as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal plan that sought to provide employment to Americans during the Great Depression. The recreational area that was built by the CCC is surrounded by a 45-acre lake. Besides these amenities, the park also has a campground, dispersed camping, picnic sites, trails, beach and bathhouse, and an amphitheater. 

These amenities make the forest fun and popular place to enjoy recreational activities like boating, fishing, camping, hunting, hiking, swimming, and horseback riding. Visitors to Davy Crockett National Forest can bring their dogs with them, but the management of the forest expects that the forests strict rules will be adhered to. Some of the forest rules are as follows. 

Dog owners are expected to keep their dogs on a six-foot leash at all times. If the dog is not on a leash, then the dog must be kept in a secure enclosure. Additionally, dog owners are expected to prevent their dogs from going into areas of the forest that are not dog-friendly. These areas of the forest are designated as such to protect the forest's resources. 

Address
Davy Crockett National Forest, Rt 1 Box 55 FS
Kennard, TX 75847
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
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Address
Davy Crockett National Forest, Rt 1 Box 55 FS
Kennard, TX 75847
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours