Established as a railroad town in 1881, it is the seat of Hardin County. Area is more than 89 percent forested and produces more than 5.5 million board-feet of lumber yearly.
Kountze describes itself as The Big Light in The Big Thicket—that vast area of tangled, often impenetrable woods, streams and marshes.
Indian Springs Camp offers guided canoe tours as well as camping facilities, including an RV park. 409/246-2508.
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