Hughes Springs Texas
Rich in history, the City today offers residents and visitors the benefits of a small town, but with popular amenities around the area, an active downtown, parks, dining, events and B&Bs.
Many lakes, forests, springs, wildflower trails, and nature areas bring visitors to the area annually.
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Interactive Map of Hughes Springs Texas (courtesy of Google)
The Legacy Event Center
The Legacy Event Center opened its doors to the community in October of 2013. The building is now home to the annual Spring Art and Photography Show, and holds concerts, Holiday on First Street vendors, Fashion Shows, stunning weddings, parties, conferences, Proms, monthly Canvas & Cocktails painting classes, and reunions. Aptly named, The Legacy continues to create memories for the residents of Hughes Springs.
The Event Center is located at 122 East First Street in Hughes Springs. Phone 903.639.1095.
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Wildflower Trails of Texas
The area is known for its Wildflower Trails of Texas in the spring, which run from Hughes Springs to Avinger to Linden along State Highways 11, 49 and 155.
Besides driving the area roads full of blooming native wildflowers, residents and visitors enjoy street dances, carnivals, food vendors, treasure hunt, Wildflower Trails pageant, a 5K race, parade and more events!
Many of the events in Hughes Srings are held at the City Park Pavilion (next to City Hall) 603 East First Street (Highway 11).
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Hughes Springs Veteran's Memorial Park
The Hughes Springs Veterans’ Memorial Park offers a place for reflection and memorial to those who have served their country from Cass County.
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Daingerfield State Park
Daingerfield State Park, in Morris County southwest of Texarkana, is a 506 acre recreational area, and includes the 80 acre Lake Daingerfield.
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards
One of the many attractions in Upper East Texas is the Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, lovely any time of the year, spectacular in the fall, and west of Hughes Springs.
Tours of the production area are offered by appointment. Los Pinos also operates a location in Fredericksburg.
The winery, restaurant and tasting room is located at 658 County Road 1334, Pittsburg, TX 75686. Phone 903.855.1769
Lake O' The Pines
Lake O' the Pines is located on Big Cypress Creek in the Cypress River Basin, 25 miles northeast of Longview in Marion, Morris, Upshur, and Camp counties. It has a surface area of 16,919 acres, and a maximum depth of 49.5 feet. The lake was impounded in 1956.
This lake's diverse fish community offers many angling opportunities. White bass are native to the Cypress River Basin; the population is abundant and contains many legal-size fishes. Crappie, also popular with anglers, are quite abundant with large proportions of legal-size fish available.
Shown below is the entrance area to Brushy Creek Park at Lake O' the Pines in East Texas
Wright Patman Lake
Wright Patman lake is on the Sulphur River in Bowie and Cass counties, 10 miles southwest of Texarkana. Its surface area covers 18,994 acres, and features a maximum depth of 40 feet. It was impounded in 1956.
White bass are very popular at Wright Patman, with high numbers of quality-size fish available for harvest. Crappie are also popular at Wright Patman, with large numbers of legal-size fish available. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains nine parks around Wright Patman Lake. These parks provide lake access for boating, swimming, and fishing; as well as camping, picnicking, hiking, equestrian trails, and other outdoor activities. Atlanta State Park is also located on the south shore of the lake.
Map of East Texas Showing the Location of Hughes Springs
Other East Texas Attractions
While visiting the Hughes Springs area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions:
- Jefferson - antiques, Jay Gould's railroad car, Jefferson Carnegie Library, steam train rides, steamboats on Caddo Lake, B&Bs
- Gladewater - antique capitol of East Texas, Gusher Days, Roundup Rodeo, Helen Lee Daffodil Gardens
- Gilmer - East Texas Yamboree, Historic Upshur Museum, Lake Gilmer
- Kilgore - home of the East Texas Oil Museum and Kilgore College
- Joinerville Texas - Daisy Bradford oil discovery monuments and Great East Texas Oilfield markers, Gaston Museum
- Longview - Gregg County Fair & Exposition, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, R.G. LeTourneau Museum, Great Texas Balloon Race, historic buildings, shopping, restaurants
- Marshall - Michelson Museum of Art, Starr Family home State Historic Park, Harrison County Historical Museum, The Weisman, Ginocchio Hotel, T&P Railroad Museum, Christmas Wonderland of Lights
- Carthage - Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, East Texas Oil & Gas Blast, Piney Woods Quilt Festival Rode Jamboree
- Henderson - Heritage Syrup Festival, Howard Dickinson House Museum, Depot Museum, antique shopping, Historic Downtown Square