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  • STATE FORESTS AND ARBORETUMS: MASTERSON STATE FOREST

    Masterson State Forest–519 Acres

    This 519-acre Jasper County forest was acquired through donation from Leonora Masterson in 1985. The primary purpose of the forest is resource education and forestry demonstration for all Texans and visitors. Sound scientific forest management that protects and perpetuates native flora and fauna is practiced. Restoration of the native longleaf pine ecosystem and the development of a longleaf seed production area is a primary focus for management on the Masterson. A portion of the forest has been set aside for progeny tests with the purpose of improving genetics in southern yellow pine.

     

    Educational Opportunities

    Forest resource education with demonstrations.

    Recreational Opportunities

    Horseback riding
    Hiking
    Bird watching
    Wildlife viewing

    Special Attractions

    Forest management research and demonstration sites.

    Open

    The forest is open by reservation only. Group resource education tours are available by appointment. Texas state forests are game sanctuaries with no firearms or hunting permitted.

    Information

    Jasper District Office
    located west of Jasper on Hwy 190 near the Airport
    Monday–Friday
    8–5 p.m.
    409-384-9427 or 409-384-2890.

     

    Maps

    Trail map


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