Here are just some reasons:
Consistent Top 10 Fishing Lake in the Nation: Lake Sam Rayburn has consistently over the years been in the top 10 bass fishing lakes in the United States! In 2019 Rayburn was once again declared the number 1 lake!
Largest Lake in the State of Texas: When at normal elevation pool Lake Sam Rayburn is 114,500 of water fun! This equals to 178 square miles of water surface and Lake Sam Rayburn stretches 79 miles long.
Angelina River: Runs south from Lake Sam Rayburn to Lake B.A. Steinhagen for canoe, kayak, and boat cruising.
Golf: 18 holes in the pines at Rayburn Resort.
Texas Friendly People: From El Paso to Beaumont; Brownsville to Stratford and everywhere in between Texas is full of great people who welcome you to our State and invite you to explore Texas Culture, Food and Music.
Awesome Lodging: The lake area has over 80 hotel rooms as well as other lodging choices with other lodging choices available in Jasper which is just a short distance away.
Outstanding Restaurants: The lake area dining choices range from semi formal to downright casual and offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. More dining choices await in Jasper as well.
Shopping – Shopping – Shopping: Several business around the lake can fulfil your immediate shopping needs and Jasper also offers an expanded shopping choice as well as some antique and “junk” shops.
Texas Forest County: The lake area and Jasper are right in the middle of the Texas Forest Country. Sabine National Forest is located on US Highway 96 and the Angelina National Forest as well as Boykin Springs are on Texas 63. We are a short distance from the Davy Crockett National Forest as well.