We decided to head off to Martin Dies Jr State Park, http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/martin_dies_jr/ and took route 190 East to Woodville and then across the B A Steinhagen Lake. It’s an interesting drive across the lake, a little like driving along an embankment with a bridge in one section. Spooky cypress trees dot sections of the lake.
Martin Dies Jr State Park is directly across the bridge, the Nature Center was open and the ranger provided us with a trail map and a park map and then pointed us in the direction of the Island trail. The entrance fee was $3.00 each.
These forests must smell wonderful when all the magnolia trees are in bloom.
Have fun, we are!