Description - The Sam Rayburn Reservoir is a 114,000-acre lake located in the Big Thicket country of Texas, with native flora including orchids, insect-eating plants and scores of animal species.
- Rayburn Park is a developed park located on the north shoreline of Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Sam Rayburn Reservoir is located in the Piney Woods of Southeast Texas, approximately 18 miles north of Jasper, Texas. The park features 46 campsites with varying connections (16 w/30 amp electric & water, 8 w/50 amp electric & water, and 22 w/o electric or water connections). Additional amenities include 4 day-use picnic sites, a boat launch, playground, hot showers, and a dump station
Recreation - Recreational Activities at the reservoir and the adjecent state parks include:
Climate - Texas is a huge state with varying climates but generally the climate could be said to be primarily hot and humid in the summer months and mild to cool in the winter. Western Texas receives very little rainfall with the exception of the higher elevations. This is the driest area of the state having a relative humidity of 50 percent and an annual rainfall average of eight inches.
Eastern Texas experiences hot and humid summers. Temperatures in the metro areas of Fort Worth and Dallas often reach 100 degrees in July and August. This makes for a dangerously high heat and uncomfortable for traveling. Winters are pleasant in this region, where the temperatures rarely dip below 32 degrees. Average rainfall in eastern Texas reaches 25 inches or more.
From Jasper, TX travel 15 miles northwest along Texas State Highway, next go northwest on Texas State Highway 63, then east on the Texas State Highway 255.