Boykin Springs, Angelina National Forest, Zavalla, Texas

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Angelina National Forest
Zavalla, TX
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Located in the Angelina National forest. Multiple pipes with flowing spring
water which creates a nice little creek. a few of the springs are
bubbling up through some rocks, some are falling from 6-8 feet… it’s
one of the coolest springs I’ve been to in East
Texas. There’s a little 9 acre fishing lake included in the park (no
motor boats allowed) as well as a pavilion and neat little sluice-way
and stepping stone bridges made with rocks. 200 miles of hiking trails,
85 miles of ATV off-road trails, 145 miles of horse trails, 11 miles of
bicycle trails. Campground can hold 74 people. There are some really
nice campsites. Some of the sites are group sites and some are kinda
secluded with their own little spring caps!
it’s a really nice campsite. I think everyone who uses it really helps
keep it picked up and looking good. Always met really nice people out
here. Not a very busy place, usually only a few people around. The spring tastes a bit like sulfur.

Fee:
Camping – $6 per campsite per night (includes parking for up to 2 vehicles)
Shelter Rental – $25 per day (reserve at http://www.recreation.gov) Day Use – FREE

24/7 public access

Directions:
From Zavalla, travel east on Highway 63 for 10½ miles; turn right
(south) on Forest Service Road 313 for 2½ miles to the campground.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/texas/recreation/picnickinginfo/recarea/?recid=30208&actid=71

 

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Posted: June 10, 2013

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  1. Chase says:

    Gonna make the trip over there from Houston tomorrow – talked to a ranger on the phone who wasn’t too helpful – Me: “So I’m looking at you all’s site and there’s a picture of three pipes with spring water coming out, is there a place on the park map where that is?” Ranger: “No.”

    So I already got a bad feeling about this place but will try it out and report back later.

  2. Chase says:

    It’s flowing so much but the sulfur smell/taste is just a little too much. I drank a big glass and felt okay, but wouldn’t recommend drinking it as your main source of water. TDS was 50.

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