Hunting Camps in the Davy Crockett National Forest
Ratcliff Lake – Kennard
Visit Ratcliff Lake in Kennard.
It’s essentially a Texas State Park centered around a forty-five-acre lake.
The park is within the Davy Crockett National Forest – 160,000 acres of pine forest.
The park at Ratcliff Lake was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the New Deal (1930s), so everything is heavy duty.
Fishing is available from shore, multiple fishing piers, canoes, kayaks, or boats with electric motors.
There are tremendous hunting opportunities available in Davy Crockett National Forest. Your family can hunt for deer, wild pigs, dove, and woodcock.
Are you looking for an attractive East Texas family reunion or party location? Ratcliff Lake has an attractive rental pavilion and amphitheater area.
If you are looking for an overnight visit, 56 campsites are available at Ratcliff Lake. Many of them are RV sites, taking vehicles up to 50 feet in length.
Ratcliff Lake is a popular “home base” in the fall for people hunting deer and wild boar.
Your family will enjoy sharing stories around the campfire, making s’mores, and planning the next day’s hunt.
Southeast Texas Family Magazine Secret: Hunt the edges of the wood early and late for woodcock. Not a lot of Texans are intowoodcock hunting, but they are delicious. They are also reasonably common in the Davy Crockett National Forest and Angelina National Forest.
A number of hiking trails are available at Ratcliff Lake from .75 miles up to a robust 20-mile hike that includes a scenic overlook.
Ratcliff Lake State Park – Camping, Fishing and Hunting in the Davy Crockett National Forest
18551 Texas Highway 7 East
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Here are some more images from Ratcliff Lake in Kennard – a great home base for families hunting the Davy Crockett National Forest.