Angelina National Forest is a United States National Forest, one of four located in Texas. The 153,180-acre (619.9 km2) Angelina National Forest is located in East Texas in parts of San Augustine, Angelina, Jasper and Nacogdoches counties. It is managed together with the three other National Forests in Texas (Davy Crockett, Sabine, and Sam Houston) from Forest Service offices in Lufkin, Texas. There are local district offices located in Zavalla. The forest lies in the Neches River Basin and on the north and south shores of Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Longleaf Pine is the predominant cover type in the southern portion of the forest, while Loblolly and Shortleaf Pine are the dominant species in the northern portion. Hundreds of wildlife species exist in the forest. Principal game in the is deer, squirrel, wild turkey, woodcock, quail, dove and duck. The forest provides wintering habitat for the threatened Bald Eagle. The Red-cockaded Woodpecker, an endangered species, is found throughout the forest.
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