Boykin Springs: (936) 897-1068

Area Status: Open
A family enjoys a walk at Boykin Springs Recreation Area in the Angeling National Forest.

Boykin Springs Recreation Area offers camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking or just getting in touch with nature. A picnic shelter accommodating up to 74 people is available by reservation. The area serves as a trailhead for the Sawmill Hiking Trail.

~ Boykin Springs Map ~

Bathers enjoy fresh water from the pipes at Boykin Springs in the Angelina National Forest.

At a Glance

Reservations: The historic CCC picnic shelter (no electric service) accommodates up to 74 people.  Reservations are required. Contact the National Recreation Reservation Service, 877-444-6777 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week or at
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water
Fees: Camping - $10 per campsite per night (includes parking for up to 2 vehicles)

Shelter Rental - $25 per day (reserve at

Day-Use - $5.00
Closest Towns: Zavalla, Texas
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush toilet with showers and vault toilets

General Information


From Zavalla, travel east on Highway 63 for 10½  miles; turn right (south) on Forest Service Road 313 for 2½ miles to the campground.

General Notes:

Drinking water is available throughout the campground but there are no sites with water hookups.

The bathhouse offers flush toilets and hot showers. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Non-motorized boats only
Fishing Platform No

Day Hiking

Boykin Springs Recreation Area is a trailhead for the Sawmill Hiking Trail.


Group Picnicking

Boating - Non-Motorized



Camping trailer: 9 sites can accommodate RVs up to 24 feet long
Picnic tables: Picnic table, fire ring, and lantern post at each site
Tent camping: Tent pads provided at 17 sites
Toilets: Flush toilets and hot showers
Drinking water: Available throughout campground

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Latitude : 

  Longitude :