This forest shelters abundant wildlife including gophers, swamp rabbits, nutria, white-tailed deer, raccoons, armadillos, and squirrels. Park visitors enjoy excellent year-round fishing, due to water warmed by the power plant. Fish include largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, perch, ball, and sunfish. Among the most commonly seen birds are mallard ducks, great blue herons, green-backed herons, great egrets, northern cardinals, blue jays, redheaded woodpeckers, bobwhites, and northern mockingbirds.
Directions: From Tatum, TX, Travel 3.5 miles southwest on State Highway 43, then turn south on County Road 2183. The park is located 20 miles southeast of Longview.
Elevation: 385 feet
Distance: 1.5 miles
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