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Piney Woods Native Plant Center

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Address: 2900 Raguet St, Nacogdoches, TX 75965-2824
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+1 936-468-3705

This 40-acre garden on the SFA Campus is a unique mixture of uplands, mesic...

This 40-acre garden on the SFA Campus is a unique mixture of uplands, mesic mid-slopes and wet creek bottoms. The Tucker House serves as the central feature of the property, which is surrounded by two miles of accessible trails through native forest and diverse gardens. Located at 2900 Raguet Street.

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enjoyable walking space

Visited for the Bird Days festivities Feb 2017. A great place for a leisurely stroll or a birding jaunt, with a well constructed marsh boardwalk.

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Lufkin, Texas
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Lufkin, Texas
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Visited for the Bird Days festivities Feb 2017. A great place for a leisurely stroll or a birding jaunt, with a well constructed marsh boardwalk.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Great place to hike and de-stress with your college student. Lots of great trails and dog friendly. Beautiful.

Thank Diane T
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Lovely, well maintained gardens with beautiful native plants that thrive in the Nacogdoches area. Great outdoor activity for anyone.

Thank G D
The Netherlands
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

hubby did the hike that Piney Woods offered he said it was really nice and enjoyed the trees and the nice paths,, he did see a few deer,, sort of a forest in the middle of a University campus,, unique

Thank CloggieUsa2001
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a great place to stop off for a nice walk in the woods right in the middle of town. There are red shouldered hawks nesting in the park and you can hear them calling. No entrance fee for a lovely demonstration of native plants from the Piney Woods. Full of birds, butterflies, wild animal tracks, lizards and more!

1 Thank holicow
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Excellent winding walkways through wooded areas and swamp areas. Don't visit on a 96 degree day. Also, mind the woodland walks to make sure you know where you are going. There are signs showing names of plants and the work being done to bring back the native plants in our area.

1 Thank Ben L
Dover, Delaware
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Having lived in two different locations in Texas (and being from the East Coast) I really missed tall trees. Well the Piney Woods is full of tall trees and some of the sweetest smelling flowering shrubs I have ever smelled. This area is on the North side of SFA University and is a good place to start your creekside walk... More 

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Central Texas
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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

There are several miles of walking paths through acres of native plant and trees. A beautiful was to spend an afternoon!

Thank Laura K
Port Lavaca, Texas
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place to hike before heading on another 3 hour car ride. We found this place on Trip Advisor. It is a beautiful place with wonderful views. We picked up a few geocaches along the way. Strongly recommend that you visit this location for a breath of fresh air.

Thank Mark R
Lufkin, Texas
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187 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

We love anything informative and nature related. We enjoy driving to Nacogdoches to walk their many trails and this is one of them. It's quiet and well shaded and perfect for a nice walk during the day.

Thank Kelly K

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