Saints Rest Rd.

31.47177 , -94.59962

United States Of America

Formerly an old tram load for logging operations in Nacogdoches County, Saints Rest Rd. (sometimes locally called "The Tram Road") is now a public access road that services hunters, anglers, and wildlife enthusiasts accessing the Angelina River.

The road is a 3-mile long stretch of gravel and dirt road from CR538 down to a boat ramp. At the entrance of the road is a pine plantation, where Hairy Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Vireo, Prairie Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, and Indigo Bunting occur. Eastern Towhee may breed in this location. Further south, the trees turn to bottomland species where Louisiana Waterthrush, Prothonotary, Swainson's, Worm-eating, and Hooded Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Barred Owl, and others breed. At the end of the road is a swampy cove where Green Heron, Wood Duck, and other waterbirds may be seen.

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Coordinates were set by Liam Wolff : 31.4718/-94.5996 (2021-09-14 19:33:25 )

Site name was set by Liam Wolff as "Saints Rest Rd." (2021-09-14 19:33:25 )

Edited by Liam Wolff on 2021-09-14 19:39:30
Formerly an old tram load for logging operations in Nacogdoches County, Saints Rest Rd. (sometimes locally called "The Tram Road") is now a public access road that services hunters, anglers, and wildlife enthusiasts accessing the Angelina River. The road is a 3-mile long stretch of gravel and dirt road from CR538 down to a boat ramp. At the entrance of the road is a pine plantation, where Hairy Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Vireo, Prairie Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, and Indigo Bunting occur. Eastern Towhee may breed in this location. Further south, the trees turn to bottomland species where Louisiana Waterthrush, Prothonotary, Swainson's, Worm-eating, and Hooded Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Barred Owl, and others breed. At the end of the road is a swampy cove where Green Heron, Wood Duck, and other waterbirds may be seen.

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• have a limited distribution range and/or are rare on a global level
• are most sought-after by birdwatchers at this site
• and are relatively easy to see at this site (year-round or seasonally)

Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)
Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)
Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)
Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica)
Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)

Barred Owl (Strix varia) was added by Liam Wolff (2021-09-14 19:46:21)

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) was added by Liam Wolff (2021-09-14 19:46:12)

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) was added by Liam Wolff (2021-09-14 19:45:43)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) was added by Liam Wolff (2021-09-14 19:45:36)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) was added by Liam Wolff (2021-09-14 19:45:15)

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) was added by Liam Wolff (2021-09-14 19:44:43)

Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii) was added by Liam Wolff (2021-09-14 19:44:34)

Spring and early summer is the best season to visit. Migrants in spring and fall are common.

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Edited by Liam Wolff on 2021-09-14 19:47
Spring and early summer is the best season to visit. Migrants in spring and fall are common.

From Nacogdoches, take FM1275 south to CR538 (Saints Rest Road) and turn left at the dirt road (CR539).

From Lufkin, you can turn right from US-59 onto Nacogdoches CR525. Take a right at CR526 and another right at CR528, which connects to CR528. Turn right at CR539.

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Edited by Liam Wolff on 2021-09-14 19:49
From Nacogdoches, take FM1275 south to CR538 (Saints Rest Road) and turn left at the dirt road (CR539). From Lufkin, you can turn right from US-59 onto Nacogdoches CR525. Take a right at CR526 and another right at CR528, which connects to CR528. Turn right at CR539.

Public access 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Edited by Liam Wolff on 2021-09-14 19:50
Public access 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Edited by Liam Wolff on 2021-09-14 19:46
No facilities! Plan accordingly!

Be aware cell service is poor or non-existent here.

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Edited by Liam Wolff on 2021-09-14 19:50
Be aware cell service is poor or non-existent here.
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