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Lake Sam Rayburn


Just a few minutes northwest of Jasper, Lake Sam Rayburn, or “Big Sam”, is the crown jewel of recreation in the Jasper/Lake Sam Rayburn Area. Comfortably located approximately halfway between the cities of Beaumont and Longview and running 79 miles long, Lake Sam Rayburn is the biggest reservoir within the state’s borders.

The lake is the perfect place for a plethora of activities. Residents and vacationers alike flock to Lake Sam Rayburn for popular outdoor fun in fishing, boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding and swimming.

For those who prefer to stay dry and still have a good time, camping, bird watching and hiking are among the most common attractions.

In addition, several towns surround the Lake Sam Rayburn Area. On the west side of the lake are Huntington, Lufkin, Redland and Zavalla. Augustine, Broaddus, Bronson, Brookeland, Browndell, Chireno, Denning, Etoile, Macune, Pineland, Roseville and Woden sit on the east side. These towns offer down-home cooking and terrific shopping.

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