Boles Field Recreation Area
in Sabine National Forest
Boles Field is located on the northern Sabine National Forest about 8 miles East of Shelbyville, Texas.
The area centers around a cemetery for fox hounds established at the turn of the century. There are 27 dogs buried here representing Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
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From Center, Tx: Take Highway 87 South 4 miles to Shelbyville, TX
From Hemphill, TX: Take Highway 87 North 32 miles to Shelbyville, TX
- From Shelbyville, TX:
- Take Highway 417 East 1.3 miles to Highway 2694
- Take Highway 2694 for 5.4 miles to Boles Field. NOTE: Parts of Boles Field Recreation Site are on BOTH sides of the highway.
The area is a tradition with local fox hunters who organize their hunting events in the area. Boles Field offers excellent opportunities for hunting in the nearby forest. Visitors can hike to the spring nearby. In consideration of other visitors, no off-road vehicles may be ridden in the campground.
For further information on Boles Field Recreation Area, contact:
USDA FOREST SERVICE
YELLOWPINE RANGER DISTRICT
P.O. BOX F
HEMPHILL, TEXAS 75948