Davy Crockett National Forest Guide

Davy Crockett National Forest is an easily accessible forest located near the towns of Crockett and Lufkin in the state of Texas. Named for the legendary pioneer, Davy Crockett National Forest contains more than 160,000 acres of woodlands, as well as streams and wildlife habitats. It's located in Houston and Trinity counties and was established October 15, 1936, by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Located inside the Davy Crockett National Forest is the Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area, which has a 4-acre lake. Visitors to this lake can enjoy activities such as swimming, camping, boating, and fishing. There is also a bathhouse with showers, an amphitheater, and a forest trail. Spring Temps: 54F to 84F Summer Temps: 70 F to 95 F Fall Temps: 45 F to 90 F Winter Temps: 36 F to 63 F Nearby Parks: Sabine National Forest Angelina National Forest Sam Houston National Forest Nearby Cities Crockett, TX Lufkin, TX Nacogdoches, TX

Shape Hiking Trails

Davy Crockett National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Davy Crockett National Forest

Davy Crockett National Forest offers a wide range of activities for people to choose from. However, there are several prohibited activities. These include: Timber harvesting Landing aircraft Bicycles Removing archaeological or historical artifacts Removing moss, stones, or plants for personal or commercial use Activities that visitors to Davy Crockett National Forest can do include hunting, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, camping with campfires (as long as there's no fire ban), and collecting food for personal use. For fishing, Davy Crockett National Forest only allows non-motorized boats, and there's an accessible fishing platform for those who don't wish to be on the water. There are picnic tables at all camping sites. Swimming and boating are both permitted.

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How to get to Davy Crockett National Forest

Address: 18551 State Highway East Kennard, Texas 75847.

Fee: Annual Pass $80 Annual passes are free for U.S. 4th grade students, active military, military dependents, and volunteers who contribute 250+ hours a year.

Fee: Annual Senior Pass (age 62+) $30

Fee: Lifetime Senior Pass (age 62+) $90

Fee: Access Pass $10 For those with a permanent disability.

From hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, and other nearby parks, Davy Crockett National Forest has something to offer everyone. An RV is a great way to experience Davy Crockett National Forest, and there's nothing quite like feeling as though you have the whole place to yourself. Whether you're here to hunt, camp, swim, or just a little bit of everything, your memories will stay with you for a lifetime. Start your vacation of a lifetime with RVShare!