Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Nature

Located at the edge of the Big Thicket National Preserve, the park is in the heavily forested area known as the East Texas Pineywoods. The park has numerous creeks, known as sloughs, and cypress, willow, beech, magnolia and sweet bay trees are common. Each fall the golden hues of beeches are brilliant against the reds of blackgums and oaks mixed among the evergreen pines. Hiking trails provide excellent opportunities to view wildlife, including woodland warblers, woodpeckers, bluebirds, herons, wood ducks, cranes, bald eagles and swallow-tailed kites. Alligators can be spotted in the water, as the park is adjacent to Angelina-Neches-Dam B Wildlife Management Area.


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