Divers flock to the park's clear, blue waters for recreational diving and for diver certification. The park also features 12 dive platforms, camping sites, volleyball court, barbecue pits and a swimming pool. Hours vary by season, call for times. Admission charge. 500 N. Murchison St.
This lake offers camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, marinas and boating. About 10 miles west of Athens north of Texas 31.
The 100-acre arboretum features walking trails, a bluebird trail, suspension bridge, historic Wofford House Museum, the Henderson County Veterans Memorial Wall and Plaza, an outdoor pavilion, water gardens, and wild and cultivated plantings. Open daily. 1601 Patterson Road. www.easttexasarboretu...
Vintage memorabilia and antiques are displayed in the 1896 Faulk-Gauntt building. Exhibits include re-creations of a dry-goods store, early law office, home and school. Donations accepted. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 217 N. Prairieville. www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhchc/museum/museum.htm
This reservoir offers boat ramps, a marina, picnicking, camping, swimming and fishing. About four miles east of Athens via Texas 31 east and F.M. 2495 south.
Six ziplines offer 30-plus miles of views from the treetops. Reservations required. Thu.-Sun. 7290 C.R. 4328 . in New York, Texas. www.goziptexas.com
This 1,582-acre park is known for its heavily wooded, well-shaded campsites and exceptional bass fishing. The 355 surface-acre lake is limited to 50 boats at a time. Canoe and paddleboat rentals available at the park store. Admission charge. Take U.S. 175 northwest about 12 miles. www.tpwd.stat...
This facility features aquarium exhibits with nearly every major species of freshwater fish in Texas, plus replicas of record-size fish caught in state freshwater. Also includes a fishing area, tram and wetlands trail. See fish being hand-fed in a 26,000 gallon tank at 11 a.m. Tue.-Fri., 11 a.m....
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