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Piney Woods Native Plant Center

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

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Lufkin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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!

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Port Lavaca, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Lufkin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

...just us and the ebony jewel winged damselflies flitting among us with black velvet wings and emerald waistcoats. There was a beautiful creek and native plants. We even spotted a shy green heron. Heaven!

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Whitehouse, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Even on a hot July day, the trails offered enough shade to make this an enjoyable stop. Most of plants are marked and identified making it easy to see what native plants do well in East Texas. Buildings were not open (it was a Saturday) but park trails were waiting to be walked! I suspect this is one place that... More 

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