Davy Crockett National Forest
Ratcliff Lake on Davy Crockett National Forest
- Big Slough Wilderness
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).
Upper left photo courtesy of the US Forest Service