Roadside Parks in East Texas by
- A roadside park beside U.S. Highway 287 northwest of Woodville
is a wonderful place just for sitting on a park bench, listening
to the sounds of the forest, and dipping your toes in a spring-fed
pool built by Civilian Conservation Corps workers in the 1930s.
Families come here for reunions, kids enjoy running around the expansive
grounds, and Scout troops often camp beneath the tall trees. (From
places" by Bob Bowman)
- "... Jonesboro,
wiped out by a flash flood in the 1840s, is not even a ghost town
anymore. Only an old tombstone reminds one of what used to be there.
The site is now a roadside park on FM 410, near Kiomatia, Red River
Lookout - Perched atop a scenic forested ridge beside
U.S. Highway 69 north of Jacksonville, Love's Lookout offers perhaps
the grandest view in East Texas. ... There are two great times
to visit the hilltop -- in the spring, when the dogwoods and other
spring flowers are in bloom, and the autumn, when the hillside
is ablaze with red, purple, yellow and golden foliage.
Mill Creek - near Brenham,
First Roadside Park - Newton County, East Texas
Roadside Parks - Forum
A few years
ago I stopped at a roadside park in Far West Texas, very close to
the New Mexico border, located in the middle of NOWHERE. The interesting
and humorous thing about the park was signs posted everywhere warning
of rattlesnake nests. (What a great welcome, what a great location).
The location of the roadside park with beware of rattlesnakes
signs, I think, (memory... download...crash...human disk full..
error) is between Hobbs, NM and Seminole
TX, on HWY 62.
I failed to take a picture of this truly unique park. Seen it ?
Been there ? Got the T-Shirt ? Would love to have a memento of my
stop - D. Stephens, February 16, 2001