East Texas Autumn
See related: Pause for Fall
The following is contact information for sites mentioned in the story. The brilliance of fall color depends on the right balance of weather conditions, so call ahead to check on peak viewing times and any closures due to the drought.
Angelina National Forest, 111 Walnut Ridge Rd., Zavalla, 936/897-1068.
Davy Crockett National Forest (including Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area), 18551 Texas 7 E., Kennard, 936/655-2299; www.fs.usda.gov/texas. Note: At press time, portions of the national forest’s hiking trails, as well as the recreation area, were scheduled to be closed through early September while crews cleared tree damage from storms and drought. Call 936/655-2299 to confirm the reopening date. Find general information on Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area at www.recreation.gov (use the search feature).
For more on the Big Thicket National Preserve, call 409/951-6700.
Daingerfield State Park, 455 Park Road 17, Daingerfield, 903/645-2921.
Find area travel information on the East Texas Tourism Association’s website.
From the October 2012 issue.