Sam Houston National Forest

Sam Houston National Forest
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Map showing the location of Sam Houston National Forest
Map showing the location of Sam Houston National Forest
LocationSan Jacinto, Walker, and Montgomery counties, Texas, USA
Nearest cityNew Waverly, TX
Coordinates30°35′04″N 95°07′57″W / 30.58444°N 95.13250°W / 30.58444; -95.13250Coordinates: 30°35′04″N 95°07′57″W / 30.58444°N 95.13250°W / 30.58444; -95.13250
Area163,045 acres (659.82 km2)[1]
EstablishedOctober 13, 1936[2]
Governing bodyU.S. Forest Service
WebsiteSam Houston National Forest

The Sam Houston National Forest, one of four National Forests in Texas, is located 50 miles north of Houston. The forest is administered together with the other three United States National Forests and two National Grasslands located entirely in Texas, from common offices in Lufkin, Texas. The units include Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sabine, and Sam Houston National Forests, plus Caddo National Grassland and Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland. There are local ranger district offices located in New Waverly. It is located in portions of three Texas counties including Montgomery, San Jacinto, and Walker.

  1. ^ "Land Areas of the National Forest System" (PDF). U.S. Forest Service. January 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  2. ^ "The National Forests of the United States" (PDF). ForestHistory.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 21, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2012.