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Surface area - 114,500 Acres Impounded - 1965
Location - 10 miles northeast of Jasper, Texas

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Lake Sam Rayburn
Giant lake in heart of Angelina National Forest, one of most popular recreation areas in East Texas. Largest body of water wholly within state, it covers 114,500 acres at normal capacity. Corps of Engineers and National Forest Service parks, camps, marinas and recreational areas dot 560-mile shoreline. Open water for all types of boating activities, plus huge areas of flooded timber providing prime fish habitat. Boat roads through flooded timber areas. Fishermen take black bass, white bass, striped bass, Florida bass, walleye, crappie, catfish, and bream. Lake record fish include largemouth bass, 12.75 lb., blue catfish, 30.47 lb., largemouth buffalo, 50 lb., and spotted bass, 5.5 lb. For details on facilities, contact project headquarters at west end of dam on F.M. 255, or chambers of commerce in nearby towns. Huge lake is about 20 miles north of Jasper via U.S. 96 and F.M. 1007 west; also accessible from Zavalla, Huntington, Lufkin, Etoile, San Augustine, Broaddus, Hemphill, Pineland and Brookeland.

Angelina National Forest
With 153,176 acres in Angelina, Jasper, Nacodoches and San Augustine Counties, it has many forms of recreation available including: camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling, canoeing, backpacking, swimming and picnicking permitted in recreation areas. For information, call district ranger office.

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