Davy Crockett National Forest is off U.S. Highway 69 lying west of Lufkin, Texas and east of Crockett. The national forest is managed on a multiple-use philosophy and are used for lumbering, grazing, oil production, hunting, and recreation.
Davy Crockett National Forest, which is bordered on the northeast by the Neches River, includes the 45-acre (180,000 m sq) Ratcliff Lake. The area is pine-hardwood woodlands with flat to gently rolling terrain. Recreational facilities at this national forest include a bathhouse, camping and picnicking areas, boat ramps, and hiking trails.