Explore Lufkin: A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Texas Forest Country

Nestled in the picturesque Texas Forest Country, Lufkin beckons with its serene charm and abundance of surprises for visitors of all ages. Discover the convenience of our location, just a stone's throw away from major cities like Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Waco, making Lufkin an ideal destination for weekend getaways, regional conventions, and meetings.

Despite its rapidly growing population nearing 40,000, Lufkin retains its peaceful ambiance while serving as a bustling regional hub for retail therapy, cutting-edge medical facilities, thriving industries, and vibrant governmental activities.

Prepare to be amazed by the wealth of attractions awaiting you in Lufkin:

  • Lake Sam Rayburn: With over 570 miles of shoreline, this expansive reservoir is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering unparalleled bass fishing, water skiing, camping, and more.

  • Texas Forestry Museum: Immerse yourself in the history of the forest industry that shaped Lufkin, with captivating exhibits and unique collections.

  • Ellen Trout Park & Zoo: Explore one of Lufkin's premier tourist destinations, boasting over 500 animals, charming train rides, and picturesque landscapes.

  • Downtown Lufkin: Wander through historic streets adorned with captivating murals by Lance Hunter, sample culinary delights at local eateries, and unearth treasures at antique shops.

  • National Forests: Surround yourself with the natural splendor of Davy Crockett and Angelina National Forests, offering endless opportunities for boating, fishing, camping, and hiking.

  • Parks and Recreation: Experience the great outdoors at Lufkin's public parks, swimming pool, golf courses, tennis courts, and spray play pads.

Lufkin isn't just a tourist destination; it's also a prime location for hosting regional and state meetings, thanks to its exceptional convention facilities:

  • Angelina County Exposition Center: A premier venue boasting one of the largest indoor arenas in the nation, perfect for rodeos, concerts, and large-scale events.

  • Pitser Garrison Convention Center: Offering state-of-the-art meeting spaces, catering facilities, and dedicated staff to ensure the success of your event.

Experience the magic of Lufkin through our vibrant tourism events, including the Holiday Extravaganza, Pineywoods Purgatory cycling event, Neches River Rendezvous, and Texas State Forest Festival.

Plan your next adventure in Lufkin and explore our newly designed website, visitlufkin.com, for detailed information on local attractions and upcoming events. Discover why Lufkin is the perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and Southern hospitality.