Boykin Springs Recreation Area

Colmesneil, Texas

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About Boykin Springs Recreation Area


Located on Boykin Springs Lake in Angelina National Forest, this recreation area offers a little of everything, including camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking and relaxing in nature. It is situated in eastern Texas near the Louisiana border.

The facility has both a campground and day-use area. The group shelter must be reserved; the campground is first-come, first-served.


The group picnic area provides direct access to the Sawmill Trail, a hiking trail that winds through the forest to the Aldridge Sawmill Historical Site.


The group picnic shelter accommodates up to 74 guests and is available for reservation. It is adjacent to the hiking trail and creek. The campground has several standard sites for tents and RVs, as well as a few tent-only sites. All campsites are first-come, first-served. Drinking water, flush toilets and hot showers are available at the campground.

Natural Features

Boykin Creek and the nine-acre Boykin Springs Lake both pass through the facility, and the Sam Rayburn Reservoir is nearby.

The area is forested with pines and hardwoods. Wildlife is abundant, and the region is a hot spot for migratory birds.

Nearby Attractions

Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Boykin Springs Recreation Area Reviews

I give this 4 stars because sometimes is a 5 and sometimes it’s a 3. On a good day, the bathroom and showers are clean and stocked. Trash isn’t overrunning the cans in the park and all is well. Bad day…well the opposite. Overall, it’s a nice place to spend the day or even camp. There are plenty of spots to get in the water for a swim or just dip your feet. There are also several grills you can use. Just make sure to bring foil because sometimes they are nasty looking. With all that being said, I’ve never had a bad time out there.

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