If you need a location to stay Super 8 Kountze Big Thicket Natl Pres Area is a pleasant choice, and you'll almost certainly meet some people from Hillister here. Magnus Branch is one of the streams nearby that might be worth checking out. While you're here at Lake Ivanhoe you can take a hike along the Big Thicket - Beaver Slide Trail. While you're here at Lake Ivanhoe, you could also explore stunning Lake
Tejas. You'll need more than a day to explore everything Lake Ivanhoe has to offer, you can camp at Paradise RV Park Senior Community. Lake Ivanhoe Dam is beautiful and it's close to Lake Ivanhoe.