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Angelina National Forest

Angelina National Forest is a United States National Forest, one of four located in Texas. The 153,180-acre (619.9 km2)[1] Angelina National Forest is located in East Texas in parts of San Augustine, Angelina, Jasper and Nacogdoches counties.[1] It is managed together with the three other National Forests in Texas (Davy Crockett, Sabine, and Sam Houston) from Forest Service offices in Lufkin, Texas. There are local district offices located in Zavalla. The forest lies in the Neches River Basin and on the north and south shores of Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Longleaf pine is the predominant cover type in the southern portion of the forest, while loblolly and shortleaf pine are dominant species in the northern portion and abundant throughout. Hundreds of wildlife species exist in the forest. Principal game species include white-tailed deer, squirrel, wild turkey, American woodcock, bobwhite quail, mourning dove and wood duck. The forest provides wintering habitat for the bald eagle. The red-cockaded woodpecker, an endangered species, is found throughout the forest.

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jake 10 days ago

Humans came to the area around 8,000 years ago. Archeological sites document the evidence of man's presence over the entire period since then.