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Jasper County Development District #1

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Jasper/Lake Sam Rayburn Area
Chamber of Commerce
(409) 384 - 2762

Jasper County, Texas

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Umphrey Family Pavilion

The Umphrey Family Pavilion is located on the southern shore of Lake Sam Rayburn between the dam and the public boat ramp that has four lanes for launching as well as a dock for boaters convenience.  The public boat ramp has a large parking area.  

A short distance away is Twin Dikes Boat ramp with additional ramps and more parking.

There are two pavilions available for use, a larger one that can host tournaments and major events, and a smaller one that is perfect for weddings or family reunions.

Give us a call about hosting your events at Umphrey Family Pavilion!

The Lake Sam Rayburn Pavilion Association is a non profit organization that consists of a Board of Directors and the pavilion manager.



Umphrey Family Pavilion
5438 Sam Rayburn Pkwy.
Brookeland, TX 75931

(409) 698-2790


Mailing Address:

Lake Sam Rayburn
Pavilion Association
P.O. Box  5232
Jasper, Texas 75951-7702

John D. Parker
Fish Hatchery
900 C.R. 218
Brookeland, Texas 75931
Reece Sparrow - MGR
(409) 698-2052

John D. Parker Fish Hatchery

From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Website:  TPWD's newest freshwater hatchery came on line in 2012, producing up to 5 million fingerlings each year for stocking in the state's public waters. Financed by anglers who purchase the freshwater stamp along with their fishing licenses, the new facility replaces the 1932 Jasper Fish Hatchery and provides much-needed production capacity for largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish and forage fishes.

The new hatchery is named for the late John D. Parker of Lufkin, who served as a Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioner 2003-2009 and was instrumental in securing funding for the project. Located on a 200-acre site donated by Jasper County, the hatchery gets its water supply from Sam Rayburn Reservoir. In addition to the fish production and maintenance facilities, the hatchery grounds provide office space for district fisheries management staff and TPWD's aquatic habitat enhancement team.

Visitor Information:

The hatchery is located in Jasper County below Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Access is via County Road 218, which joins Texas Recreational Road 255 just east of the Sam Rayburn dam about halfway between Texas 63 and US 96 north of Jasper. Hatchery tours are offered each Tuesday at 2 pm and Friday at 10 am for groups of 10 or less. Tours for groups of 10 or more can be arranged by appointment.