By: Jackson Brown, 2nd period, 12/3/15


The Piney Woods is located in East Texas bordering Louisiana and Arkansas. Some Major cites are Nacogdoches, Huntsville, Tyler, and Texarkana.
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The climate is humid and has 36-50 inches of rainfall per year. The Piney Woods are the wettest part of Texas and even though the woods are damp and humid, the trees help make a very temperate climate all year. It never gets too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter.

Pineywoods Wildlife

Red Wolves

Northern River Otter

Black Bear

American Alligator

Alligator Snapper

Loblolly Pine

LOTS of Pines Trees!!!

Oak Trees

Sight Seeing

  • Sam Houston Visitor Center
  • Rose Garden Center
  • Texas Freshwater Fisheries
  • Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Outdoor Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Golfing
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Offroad-ATV

National Parks

  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Davy Crocket National Forest
  • Angelina National Forest
  • Sam Houston National Forest
  • Sabine National Forest

Historical Places

  • Gaston Museum
  • Caddoan Mound State Historical Park
  • Millard's Crossing Historic Village

Historical Background Information

Native Americans were the first to live in the forests in the Eastern part of Texas for thousands of years. The Caddo Indians lived in the Northeastern part of the Piney Woods. They slept in cone-shaped huts and farmed, crafted pottery, and traded to other mountain builder tribes. Over the years, the French and Spanish started moving into the Piney Woods and the French were enemies to the Spanish.

State Parks

  • Lake Livingston State Park
  • Mission Tejas
  • Tyler State Park
  • Jasper State Fish Hatchery
  • Jim Hogg state Park
  • Huntsville Sate Park
  • Daingerfield State Park

Lakes and Bodies of Water

  • Toledo Bend Reservoir
  • Sam Rayburn Reservoir
  • Lake Livingston
  • Lake Bob Sandlin
  • Caddo Lake
  • Martin Creek Lake