The town of Lufkin, Texas is located in the heart of the Texas Forest Country in Angelina County where it also serves as the county seat. Lufkin is currently home to just over 36,000 people with estimates that it will surpass the 40,000 plateau in a few years. Lufkin’s recent prosperity and growth is a result of the town’s incredible small town charm and wonderful amenities.
Some examples of Lufkin’s amenities include the Crown Colony Country Club which has consistently been rated as one of the top 10 golf courses in Texas for over 20 years. Many believe the state’s best bass fishing, water skiing, and camping can be found at nearby Lake Sam Rayburn, the largest reservoir in the state of Texas. The Texas Forestry Museum is the only one of its kind in Texas. It features forest products and exhibits including a paper mill room, a sawmill town exhibit, a logging locomotive and depot, and many other exhibits to teach visitors all about the forest products industry that made Lufkin possible. Finally, Lufkin is home to the Museum of East Texas which explores art and history through exhibits, lectures, performances, and workshops.
Lufkin also has one of the finest small city zoos in the nation, the Ellen Trout Park & Zoo. The zoo has over 500 animals, many of which are exotic or endangered species. At the zoo, visitors can ride a miniature pre-Civil War train replica that travels around the lake and through the Pine trees. Residents and visitors can experience the Pineywoods of East Texas during the Neches River Rendezvous, a 15-mile canoe trip down the beautiful Neches River.