Near Toledo Bend Reservoir, the lake has boat ramps, fishing, and primitive camping. Twelve miles southwest of Center off Texas 7. .
Nearest entrance is 11 miles southeast on Texas 87 S.
Many Forest Service roads in the Sabine National Forest offer exceptional scenery. One excellent route is via Texas 87 S., then take F.M. 417 or F.M. 2694 (not shown on most maps) to Boles Field Recreational Area.
Erected more than 125 years ago, the picturesque 19th-century courthouse, with turrets and towers, is modeled after an Irish castle. It's listed in the National Register of Historic Buildings. On the courthouse square.
Shelby County, one of the original counties in the Republic of Texas, is rich in history. The museum features historical items from bearskins and bottles to war bonnets. Open 1-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 230 Pecan St. In the historic 1905 Weaver-Oates home.
A Sabine River Authority impoundment on the border between Texas and Louisiana, most of the lake's western shore is covered by the Sabine National Forest. Access is available from many parks, boat ramps and marinas. These offer fishing, picnicking and camping. East of Center, San Augustine and He...
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