Davy Crockett National Forest


Ratcliff Lake at Davy Crockett National Forest
Ratcliff Lake on Davy Crockett National Forest
Entry sign for Davy Crockett National Forest

Davy Crockett National Forest is a 160,647-acre property between Lufkin and Crockett, Texas. Like the other US Forest Service properties in Texas, Davy Crockett National Forest is administered out of a single office in Lufkin, Texas, but there is a local district office in Ratcliff.

This is an area of pine-hardwood woodlands on a flat-to-gently-rolling terrain. The forest surrounds Ratcliff Lake and offers camping, picnicking, a bathhouse, boat ramps and multiple hiking trails. Dispersed camping is allowed in most areas of the forest except during hunting season (and for good reason).

Wilderness Areas

  • Big Slough Wilderness
 
Upper photo courtesy of Billy Hathorn, CCA-by-SA 3.0 License
Upper left photo courtesy of the US Forest Service