John Henry Kirby State Forest
John Kirby State Forest
Map showing the location of John Kirby State Forest
Map showing the location of John Kirby State Forest
John Kirby State Forest
Location Tyler County, Texas, USA
Nearest city Woodville, Kountze,
Beaumont
Coordinates 30°35?24?N 94°25?48?W / 30.59000°N 94.43000°W / 30.59000; -94.43000Coordinates: 30°35?24?N 94°25?48?W / 30.59000°N 94.43000°W / 30.59000; -94.43000
Area 626 acres (253 ha)
Established 1929

The John Henry Kirby State Forest is a 626-acre (2.5 km2) forest reserve located in Tyler County, Texas. Located just fourteen miles (21 km) south of Woodville and seventeen miles north of Kountze, it is used primarily for research by Texas A&M University.[1] It is open to the public for picnics and touring only. The 6.6 mile Longleaf Nature Trail is located within the state forest. Any revenue generated is donated to student-loan programs at Texas A&M. The land was donated to the state by the lumber baron John Henry Kirby in 1929.

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