Nestled within the piney woods of the Sam
Houston National Forest, San Jacinto County is one of the
best kept secrets in Texas. Bring the entire family
for a fun-filled visit you will never forget - you may never
want to leave! If you love nature, heritage, or culture,
you will find lots of activities to experience. You will
feel right at home and will be welcomed with open arms by
the friendly folks in San Jacinto County.
Lake Livingston, the second largest lake in
Texas, is 39 miles long and seven miles wide at it's widest
point. The lake covers 93,000 acres and has been dubbed
a "Water Wonderland". With 450 miles of shoreline,
Lake Livingston is never crowded. The lake is a perfect
place to relax or to enjoy the day boating, jet skiing, fishing,
Among the towering pines and hardwoods within
the Sam Houston National Forest, you will experience nature
at it's best as you wander the trails beside rivers, lakes,
creeks, and streams meandering through the forest.
Hikers may observe wildlife such as white-tailed
deer, river otters, rabbits, armadillos, turkeys, raccoons,
squirrels, or foxes in their natural habitat.
During your visit in the national forest,
be sure to stop by one of the red cockaded woodpecker clusters
which were developed to protect this endangered species. Bald
Eagles, Ospreys, and many other birds are sighted in the Sam
Houston National Forest.
At Double Lake Recreation Area, enjoy camping,
canoeing, and paddle boating. Be sure to bring your rod
and reel and take advantage of the fishing there as the bass,
bream, and catfish are abundant.
If you enjoy unique shopping, the historic
shops in downtown Coldspring offer antiques, one-of-a-kind
gifts, handmade jewelry, and local art. You will feel
as though you've stepped back in time when you visit the shops
and the Jail Museum in Old Town Coldspring.
San Jacinto County provides an opportunity
to experience nature as you've never known it. You'll
find it to be one of the best places to escape the daily routine
and have a chance to rediscover yourself and your family. Take
the time to come on out to meet the friendly folks of San