EO Siecke State Forest
FM 82
Call ,TX,75933
United States
-93° -93' 21.9204" N 30° 30' 14.4132" W

Special attractions in this forest include: a historic fire tower (not available for public use), the oldest slash pine stand in Texas, a trout Creek and
forest management demonstration sites.

Educational Opportunities: Forest resource education and nature study tours are available by appointment. Restrooms are available at this location during regular working hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F).

The original 1,722 acres of what was initially called State Forest #1 were acquired in 1924 by the Forestry Department of Texas A&M University (now called Texas A&M Forest Service). Much of the property was cutover and severely burned; reforestation efforts began immediately. In 1946, the use of an adjacent, 100-acre tract for tree improvement and silviculture research was negotiated through a 99-year lease with the Southwestern Settlement and Development Corporation.

Over the years, silvicultural and research studies included: prescribed burning, wood preservative treating, direct seeding, use of forestry chemicals, seed production, grazing, pruning, forest fertilization, geographic seed sources, forest thinning, small woodlot management and reforestation. A number of publications and educational materials were produced as a result of these activities. The Siecke remains a shining example of a productive, working forest.

Picnic Tables
Trails- Hiking
Trails- horse
Wildlife Viewing Area
Things To Do: 
Educational Programs
Hiking/ walking
Horseback Riding
Wildlife Watching