Sabine National Forest spans about 161,000 acres of land that can be found in eastern Texas, near the Louisiana state line. The forest is accessible using three main routes including US 96, TX 21 and TX 87. Two cities close to the forest include Hemphill and San Augustine. The forest is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and was established on October 13, 1936.
Several unique features make Sabine National Forest an attractive place for all kinds of visitors with different interests. For those that love history, they can get to experience several buildings and features constructed by the famous CCC or Civilian Conservation Corps that not only established several camps and planted pine trees in a large part of the forest but also built the 19-acre Red Hills Lake among several other magnificent features. The forest is also home to the Toledo Bend Reservoir which is the fifth-largest manmade reservoir in the country.
Besides the features mentioned above, the forest is loved by visitors that appreciate a wide host of activities like boating, hunting, camping, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking. Some of the amenities available to facilitate these activities include a marina, dispersed camping, picnic sites, campgrounds, trails, and boat launches.
Visitors with a dog can bring them into the forest although it is important to mention that some restrictions may curtail full enjoyment of the forest when exploring or relaxing with your pooch. For example, there are areas of the forest that are restricted to dogs. Additionally, dog owners must ensure that they always keep their dog in a secure enclosure or on a leash (the leash must not be more than six feet long). If your dog poops in forest land, then as the dog owner, you are expected to pick up after your dog and get rid of the poop properly.