About East Texas Outdoors

The woods, rivers, and wildlife of East Texas have wound their way into the hearts of visitors since before Texas was a state.  Early settlers and modern-day residents and visitors alike have been inspired by the towering bottomland forests, elegant wildflowers, abundant wildlife, and scenic beauty of the region’s rivers, sloughs, prairies, and pine-forested hills. 

Members of Texas Conservation Alliance want you to share the joy of hearing a barred owl or pileated woodpecker calling as you hike through a mature pine forest or  meander  on trails  through rich bottomlands  or alongside waterfalls or  pitcher plant seeps. Enjoy the splash of fish or something larger. Is it an otter? A beaver? A great blue heron? We’ve created this website to help you find  your  spots – places for solitude, to get outdoors with your family, to learn about the natural world.

The website is indexed in several ways.  You can choose between nature trails, paddling trails, or urban trails.  You can access by sub-region or by county.  You can use the amenity tags to look for specific activities – such as biking, camping, fishing or ­­­historic interest.

Please share the EastTexasOutdoors.org link with your friends and family or members of your group.  We want to encourage people to get outdoors – and to learn what a great place East Texas is to do that!



Texas Conservation Alliance (TCA) is a 45-year-old nonprofit organization with a successful history of protecting wildlife habitats in East Texas.  To join, or learn more, visit us at  tcatexas.org.