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County
San Augustine
Region
Pineywoods
Population
2010 Census - 207
2000 Census - 189
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Broaddus, Texas
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Broaddus Texas History:
Broaddus is located on the east side of the Sam Rayburn Reservoir within the Angelina National Forest. It was founded in approximately 1904 as a station on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway. The Broaddus post office was established that same year. The town’s economy was based on the lumber industry. By 1914, had five general stores, a drugstore, and the Lufkin Land and Lumber Company. By 1925, the population of Broaddus was estimated at 400. Rail service was discontinued in the 1930s. For most of the 20th century Broaddus was the second most populous town in San Augustine County. Several recreational facilities are located near town. Broaddus is located at the intersections of SH 147, and FM 2558 and FM 83, 46.6 miles northwest of Jasper, 43 miles northeast of Woodville and the B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir and Martin Dies Jr. State Park, 40 miles southeast of Lufkin, 44 miles southeast of Nacogdoches, 38 miles southwest of Center, 19.5 miles southwest of San Augustine, 29 miles southwest of Milam and the Toledo Bend Reservoir, and 19.3 miles northwest of the Moore Plantation WMA and Pineland, Texas.
 
Catfish Junction:
This is a popular restaurant. (936) 872-3008. It is located on SH 147 in Broaddus.

Birding - TEXAS PRAIRIES AND PINEYWOODS EAST BIRDING TRAIL:
Angelina Sabine Loop:  San Augustine, Etoile, Broaddus, Zavalla, Rockland, Pineland, Brookeland, Hemphill
Texas Bird Checklist with Photos
Bird Checklist for Pineywoods of Eastern Texas
San Augustine County Bird Checklist with Photos
Angelina Forest & Sam Rayburn Lake Bird Checklist
Toledo Bend Reservoir Bird Checklist
 
Mosquito Information:
Rub yourself with Bounce Fabric Softener sheets, or use Vicks Vapor Rub or pure Mexican Vanilla; some swear taking a daily vitamin B-1 pill works to repel mosquitoes. The months of April through October are the worst months for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes love you when you eat bananas. Planting Marigolds in your yard repels mosquitoes. On a picnic table try covering the bottom of a white plate with “lemon fresh” dish wash soap, or use citronella candles; Home Depot sometimes sells them in small metal buckets. The ThermaCell Mosquito Repellant is also quite effective in ridding small outdoor areas of mosquitos. Dynatrap Company makes an electric mosquito machine that works like electric bug zappers. It is very successful at making large areas mosquito free. When purchasing mosquito repellent buy those with the ingredient N, N-diethyl-M-toluamide. The fine net clothing available from Cabela’s and other sporting goods stores is highly effective in preventing mosquito bites.
 
Angelina National Forest Information:
This forest is one of four national forests located in Texas. The forest is located in Jasper, San Augustine, Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties. The main office for these forests is located in Lufkin. The Angelina Forest district office is located in Zavalla. The forest borders the north and south shores of the 114,400 acre Sam Rayburn Reservoir on the Angelina River, and encompasses the towns of Broaddus and Zavalla The gravesite of John H. Graham, an early settler to the area, is located in a small cemetery overlooking Graham Creek. The old Aldridge Sawmill is located at the end of the Sawmill Hiking Trail near the Neches River, and south of the Boykin Springs Recreation Area. Located within the forest are Boulton Lake, Sexton Pond, and Boykin Springs. Recreation facilities are available at the Caney Creek, Sandy Creek, Harvey Creek and Townsend Recreation Areas, and at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer parks. Wildlife species include bear, deer, squirrel, fish, wild turkey, quail, waterfowl, and other birds. Lake Sam Rayburn provides habitat for the threatened bald eagle. The endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker is found throughout the pine forest. The woodpecker makes a home by pecking cavities in the pine trees.  The resulting drainage of pitch protects it from predatory snakes.For more complete forest information, go to the Angelina National Forest Home Page. Facilities Map
 
Angelina River: 
The Angelina River is located in the East Texas Pineywoods Region. The lake is formed by the junction of Barnhardt and Shawnee creeks three miles northwest of Laneville in southwest central Rusk County. The river flows southeast for 110 miles, forming the boundaries between Cherokee and Nacogdoches, Angelina and Nacogdoches, and Angelina and San Augustine counties. It empties into the Neches River twelve miles north of Jasper in northwestern Jasper County. Lake Steinhagen is located on the Neches River; the Sam Rayburn Reservoir (formerly McGee Bend Reservoir) is located on the south end of the Angelina River. The stream was named for a Hasinai Indian girl whom Spanish missionaries called Angelina. The river was navigable from Ayish Bayou nearly to Nacogdoches in the 1840s and furnished a significant means of transportation to settlers. The earliest attempts at commercial navigation of the Angelina began in 1844 when Moses and Robert Patton, using a barge-like craft known as the Thomas J. Rusk, transported 192 bales of cotton from Pattonia Landing (located on the Angelina twelve miles southeast of Nacogdoches) by way of the Neches to Sabine Pass. The Patton brothers continued to operate their barge service for three years, hauling cotton and other produce downriver and returning with provisions and merchandise from Galveston and New Orleans. In 1847 they purchased a steamship, the Angelina, capable of hauling 350 to 400 bales of cotton and making the round trip to Sabine Pass in fifteen to twenty days. Several other steamboats plied the Angelina during the heyday of river traffic around the time of the Civil War. Towns on or near the river include Nacogdoches, Laneville, Rusk, Cushing, Alto, Wells, Douglass, Jasper, Bevilport, Lufkin, and others. The river flows on the edge of the Angelina National Forest, and just a few miles east of the Davy Crockett National Forest; the Sabine National Forest sits on the Texas-Louisiana Border a few miles east of the river. Fish Stocking History
 
Sam Rayburn Reservoir Information:
The 114,500 surface acre Sam Rayburn Reservoir was formerly known as McGee Bend Dam and Reservoir. In 1963, it was renamed the Sam Rayburn Reservoir in honor of the late Speaker of the House. The lake was impounded on the Angelina River in 1965. It is the largest lake located within the borders of Texas. It features approximately 750 miles of shoreline, ranges between 10 and 80 feet in depth, and is bordered on the north and south shores by the Angelina National Forest. Known for its legendary bass fishing, and excellent catfish, hybrid stripe bass, and crappie fishing, it annually hosts more than 300 fishing tournaments. Volunteer positions are available. The lake is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Jasper, Texas. FM 255 crosses the dam.For more complete lake information, go to the Sam Rayburn Reservoir Home Page. Lake Location Map  Current Lake Level  TPWD Public Access Facilities Map
 
Ralph McAlister Park, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Broaddus & Etoile:
Amenities include a four lane boat ramp suitable for all boat types, a vault type restroom, and a 20 vehicle capacity parking lot. Open year round; a fee applies. Bird sightings include Bald Eagles, Common Loons, Earned and Horned Grebes, ducks, cormorants and spring and fall migrants. The park is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (409) 384-5716. The park is located on the north shore of the Reservoir in Nacogdoches County off SH 103, 6.5 miles east of Etoile.
 
Townsend Park, San Augustine County, Broaddus:
The park is located on the Sam Rayburn Reservoir. There are 19 RV/tent campsites featuring a picnic table and a campfire ring/cooking grill; portable toilets are available within a short distance of each campsite. There is no potable water or electricity. A dump station is available at the nearby Jackson Hill Park for a $4 fee. The boat ramp is available most of the year. Camping and day use fees apply. Emergency phone numbers ate posted on the bulletin board located at the pay station at the park entrance. The park is operated by San Augustine County. (936) 275-2762. From Broaddus, take U.S. 147 north for 1 mile to FM 1277; turn right and drive 4 miles to FM 2923; turn left (west) on FM 2923, and drive 1.5 miles to the park entrance.
 
San Augustine Park & Gas Dock, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pineland & Broaddus:
The park features 100 campsites with electric and water hookups, picnic tables, fire rings, and a BBQ grills; sites 1-28, and 72-86 are closed after Labor Day through February each year. Additional amenities include a group shelter, picnic areas, a four lane boat ramp accommodating all boat types, a courtesy dock, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, a basketball court, playground, interpretive trail, a designated swimming area, a telephone, restrooms with hot showers, and a dump station. Live bait and gas are available. The boat ramp is open year round; fees apply. Activities include fishing, boating, swimming, and nature study. Fees apply. The park is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (409) 384-5716.  The park is located on the southeast shore of Sam Rayburn Reservoir in San Augustine County on the Ayish Bayou tributary. From Pineland, take FM 83 West 6 miles, then turn south on FM 1751, and drive 4 miles to the park entrance. Facilities Map
 
Harvey Creek Park, San Augustine County, Broaddus:
The popular 2 lane boat ramp offers access to the Sam Rayburn Reservoir even when the water levels are low. Open year round; a launch fee applies. Additional amenities include restrooms, parking, a picnic area, a 50 person capacity picnic shelter, and RV and tent camping sites with picnic tables, and a fire ring/grill. The park is operated by San Augustine County. (936) 275-2762. From Broaddus, take SH 147 south for 1 mile, then turn left (east) onto FM 83, and drive 3.5 miles to FM 2390. Go right (south) onto FM 2390, and drive 6 miles to the entrance.
 
Bannister Wildlife Management Area Information:
This 25,695 acre Wildlife Management Area is located in the Angelina National Forest on a peninsula extending into the Sam Rayburn Reservoir. It is separated from the lake by private and national forest service lands. Because the WMA is a designated Eastern Turkey restoration site, some WMA sections are closed during turkey brooding season. Only hikers and bikers are permitted in these areas at this time. Several primitive camping areas are available. The WMA is operated under a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. Public hunting of white-tailed deer, feral hog, turkey (Spring Eastern Turkey), waterfowl, woodcock, rails, gallinules, snipe, dove, squirrel, quail, rabbits, hares, predators, furbearers, and frogs is permitted. A trapping season is available for furbearers and predators only. Activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding and hunting. Equestrian use is restricted during hunting season. During hunting season hikers must wear orange clothing and camping is restricted to designated campgrounds. During non-hunting season campers may camp anywhere there is parking. Fishing is permitted, but is not desirable. The WMA is open year round. (936) 639-8544. U.S. Forest Service Information: (409) 639-8620. The office is located at 1342 S. Wheeler Street, Jasper, Texas 75951. The WMA is located 25 miles east of Lufkin. For more complete WMA information, go to the Bannister WMA Home Page. From Lufkin take SH 103 to FM 1277, turn south on FM 1277 and drive three miles to Forest Service Road 300. An information station is located on the east side of the intersection. Bannister WMA Map
 
Sabine National Forest Information:
Located in the Pineywoods Region of east Texas, the 160,656-acre Sabine National Forest is the easternmost of the four national forests in Texas and forms part of the boundary between Texas and Louisiana. The forest is situated on the western slopes of the Sabine River watershed within Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Jasper, and Newton Counties. The earliest inhabitants were nomadic hunters who eventually became farmers. When the first Europeans visited the area and encountered these people, the Spanish called them “Tejas.” The Spanish built missions among the Tejas (now referred to as Caddo) in an attempt to convert them. They were unsuccessful and there were frequent hostilities between the tribes and the Europeans. By the beginning of the 19th century the more than two dozen Caddo tribes had been reduced to a single tribe which was relocated to Oklahoma shortly after Texas gained statehood. SH 21 transverses the forest. Many historical markers are located along the route designating it the “El Camino Real de los Tejas,” the original main route between the most eastern Spanish settlement at Los Adaes in Louisiana, and the missions of the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park in San Antonio, Texas. The Toledo Bend Reservoir is located on the eastern side of the forest. It is a nationally known recreation area. There are extensive public and private facilities and amenities on the reservoir, including fish camps, marinas, campgrounds, picnic areas, lodging, parks, hiking and mountain bike trails, equestrian trails and hunting areas. For more complete forest information, go to the Sabine National Forest Home Page. Forest Map
 
Sabine River:
The 555 mile long Sabine River rises in three branches, the Cowleech Fork, the Caddo Fork, and the South Fork. A fourth branch known as the Lake Fork of the Sabine or Lake Fork Creek, joins the main stream forty miles downstream from the junction of the other three branches. The Cowleech Branch rises in northeast Hunt County and flows southeast for 35 miles to its confluence with the Caddo and South Forks to form the Sabine River Proper. The Caddo Fork rises in two forks, the East and West Caddo Forks; these forks unite in the southern part of Hunt County. The South Fork rises in the southwestern part of Hunt County and flows east for 18 miles to join the Caddo and Cowleech Forks. From this point the Sabine River flows southeast, forming the boundaries between Rains and Van Zandt, Van Zandt and Wood, Wood and Smith, and Smith and Upshur Counties. After crossing most of Gregg County, the river forms portions of the county lines between Gregg and Harrison, Harrison and Rusk, and Harrison and Panola counties before it bends more sharply across Panola County. At the thirty-second parallel in the southeastern corner of Panola County the Sabine becomes the state boundary between Texas and Louisiana, and thus the eastern boundary of Shelby, Sabine, Newton, Orange, and Jefferson Counties. The Toledo Bend Reservoir is located on the river between the boundaries of Louisiana and Texas. The Sabine River empties into Sabine Lake which is formed by the confluence of the Neches and the Sabine Rivers; the lake is drained by Sabine Pass into the Gulf of Mexico. Management of the river and watershed is overseen by the Sabine River Authority of Texas. Maps  Fish Stocking History 
                                  
Toledo Bend Reservoir Information:
The 185,000 surface acre Toledo Bend Reservoir is the largest man-made reservoir in the south, and the 5th largest in the United States. The reservoir was formed by damming the Sabine River. The dam was built by the states of Texas and Louisiana without any Federal assistance. It was completed in 1969. The dam is located northeast of Burkeville and Mayflower, Texas in the northeast corner of Newton County, though very little of the reservoir is located in Newton County. The reservoir is located in the Sabine National Forest, and extends 65 miles northward into parts of Sabine and DeSoto parishes in Louisiana, and into Sabine, Shelby, and Panola Counties in Texas. The lake has 1,200 miles of shoreline, and a maximum depth of 110 feet. Many recreational facilities are located on the lake. Lake towns include Joaquin, Seagoville, Milam, Pontoon, Hemphill, and Burkeville, Texas. The lake is managed by the Sabine River Authority of Texas and the Sabine River Authority of Louisiana in Many, Louisiana. For more complete lake information, go to the Toledo Bend Reservoir Home PageReservoir & Towns Map
 
North Toledo Bend Wildlife Management Area Information:
This 3,650 acre wildlife management area has been set aside for the purpose of creating and restoring waterfowl breeding and wintering habitat. This area borders the east and west banks of the Sabine River, at the extreme north end of the Toledo Bend Reservoir. The project includes the impoundment ozzjoaf a 500 acre area of land. The dam was designed to hold water at the 172 m.s.l. elevation when Toledo Bend Reservoir is full and waterfowl are migrating southward, and to release water back into the reservoir after the northward migration. The shallow wetlands area provides habitat to many species of waterfowl including wintering mallards and wood ducks, dove, quail, non-game birds, wading and shore birds, white-tailed deer, mammals, reptiles and fish. Visitors may access the area by vehicle as well as enter the 500-acre impoundment via a roller boat ramp which has been constructed on the 200-foot long embankment. Bring your own drinking water and insect repellant. There are no restrooms. Registered campers may use the primitive camping area located in a cleared area on the north end of the WMA. While in designated campsites, horses should be kept haltered on a lead or in a pen area authorized by TPWD personnel. All horses must have proof of a negative Coggins test. Equestrian use is permitted September 1-27 and March 16-August 31. Other activities include bicycling, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Approximately three miles of roads are available for hiking; there are no designated trails. (936) 569-8547. For more complete WMA information, go to the North Toledo Bend WMA Home Page. From Joaquin take FM 139 south for approximately 4.7 miles to the intersection of FM 139 and FM 2572. Travel east on FM 2572 1.7 miles to entrance.
 
Learn to Camp at Texas Parks & Wildlife State Parks' Outdoor Family Camping Workshops:
Theseworkshops are family camping sessions designed to teach camping skills to those who do not know how to camp; everything is provided from tent to broom. Gear includes a coffee pot, dishes, cooking pots, a camp stove, a battery operated fan and lantern, air mattresses, and a tent. Basic skills taught include pitching a tent, making a campfire, cooking on a propane camp stove, geocaching and using a GPS. Wildlife viewing, fishing and kayaking are available depending on the park and its facilities. After making reservations, families will be sent a packet of information which includes a grocery list. Those interested in this program may sign up for E-Mail Updates on Currently Scheduled Workshops. (512) 389-8903. Calendar
 
Hunt Texas Online Connection:
More than 95% of Texas land is privately owned, making it hard for hunters to find affordable hunting opportunities. The Texas Parks and Wildlife has a huge public hunting program, and has developed a new service to help hunters find hunting places. This new service is provided free by the TPWD. It allows landowners to list available hunting leases or spots that have opened up, and allows hunters to find private hunting leases according to their preferences. 
                      
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