Frequently Asked Questions About Sabine National Forest
Is Sabine National Forest open all year round?
Yes, Sabine National Forest is open year-round. Winters in the forest are mild, and are a great time to watch for bald eagles in the forest. In summer, visitors can swim, hike, bike, fish, and enjoy other outdoor activities.
Do you need a permit to fish or hunt in Sabine National Forest?
Yes, you need a permit to hunt in Sabine National Forest. If you're 16 or older, you also need a fishing license to fish in the forest.
What type of wildlife lives in Sabine National Forest?
Wildlife living in the Sabine National Forest includes deer, squirrels, woodcocks, wild turkeys, and quail. Bears have been seen in East Texas in recent years as well and there are thoughts that they are migrating back towards areas like the Sabine National Forest.
What is the best time to visit Sabine National Forest?
The best time to visit the Sabine National Forest is in early spring and fall. In spring, wildflowers are in bloom, making for beautiful hikes. In fall, the trees show off their autumn foliage. Both seasons also avoid the summer crowds so they are more pleasant times to camp and visit the forest.
Is there a fee to get into Sabine National Forest?
No, there is no fee to get into Sabine National Forest. There may be fees for using certain day-use areas in the forest, however. There may also be fees for recreational activities like camping, and permits are required for other activities like hunting and fishing.