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Tyler County Recreation

All within an hour drive:

Lake Tejas
Named after the discovery of a large arrowhead Indian relic, Lake Tejas, serving as a popular summer spot for swimming, picnicking, fishing and camping, stretches over 69 acres and is overseen by Colmesneil Independent School District.


Additional Waterways
• Angelina River
• B.A. Steinhagen Lake
• Cypress Creek
• Neches River
• Lake Sam Rayburn
• Theuvenins Creek
• Turkey Creek
• Lake Livingston
• Wolf Creek
• Lake Amanda
• Lakes of Ivanhoe
• Rush Creek
• Toledo Bend Reservoir

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park & B.A. Steinhagen
Camping, hiking, boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming, mountain biking, and wildlife and bird-watching are all favorite pastimes here. In addition, visitors have the opportunity to rent canoes, bicycles, a flat-bottom boat, volleyballs and horseshoes. Outdoor educational facilities are available, and, on the weekends, patrons can partake in naturalist activities. What’s more, canoe trips down the Angelina or Neches Rivers can be accessed every third Saturday of each month.

Dogwood Hills Country Club
Built in 1992, the public, nine-hole Dogwood Hills Country Club offers a well-manicured 3,010-yard course ideal for golfers of any skill level. In addition to the course, the club provides a driving range, tennis courts and a swimming pool.


Music plays a big role in Tyler County. Music parks are located within the area, which provide a wide variety of music from Bluegrass to Gospel. A local artist, Ms. Rissa Rae, provides enjoyable live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights in her restaurant.

Wildwood Golf Course located between Warren and Kountze is an 18-hole, well-manicured course within a gated community. Rayburn Country also boasts an 18-hole course with lots available on the course.

Additionally, Tyler County is known for its many wild flowers and vast array of native birds.

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