Welcome to Texas!
Texas is a big state to cover, stretching 773 miles from east to west, and 801 miles from north to south, and from sea level to 8,000 feet in the Guadalupe Mountains of West Texas.
The East Texas region ranges from the piney woods bordering Louisiana and Arkansas to the prairies on the eastern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and from Oklahoma south to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.
East Texas is commonly divided into three areas:
- Upper East Texas in the Piney Woods near Arkansas and Oklahoma
- South East Texas near the Gulf Coast
In East Texas, there are a number of cities and small towns located in 38 counties, as shown on the maps on this website. The population of East Texas today stands at over 1.9 million residents.
From larger cities such as Tyler, Longview and Beaumont, to smaller communities such as Crockett, Canton, Woodville, Jasper and Paris, East Texas offers excellent living and recreational opportunities.
From Carthage in the east to Grand Saline in the west, from New Boston southward to Port Arthur, East Texas is a great place to live, and visit!
Over fifty lakes provide fishing, skiing, boating and other recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike.
Popular water destinations include Cedar Creek Lake, Lake Palestine, Lake Fork, Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Lake Livingston, Toledo Bend Reservoir and others in every corner of East Texas.
A large selection of Texas State Parks provide overnight camping venues, mountain biking, picnicking, hiking and more.
There are things to do year-round in East Texas! Visit the Texas Rose Festival in Tyler in October, and the Tyler Azalea Trail in the spring.
Summer brings balloon races to Longview, and Christmas time is a delight in Marshall. Spring is a great time to enjoy crawfish in Orange and Beaumont.
And don't miss the monthly First Monday Trade Days in Canton.
From world-class golf courses, walking trails, cultural attractions, state parks, festivals, antique shopping, fall motoring and art museums, the East Texas area has something for everyone.
As you visit and navigate East Texas, this site provides information on a number of topics, including maps, cities, towns, shopping, hotels, tourism, airports, history, lakes and other pertinent topics for residents and visitors alike.
Interactive Map of the East Texas Region
Texas Things to Do & Enjoy
Popular Travel Stops Today in East Texas
Included below are photo highlights from around East Texas, from Paris in the north to Beaumont in the south!