Sam Rayburn Reservoir near Shirley Creek in the Angelina River Channel.
Segment 0610 – Sam Rayburn Reservoir. This segment includes 106,666 acres from Sam Rayburn Dam in Jasper County to a point 5.6 kilometers (3.5 miles) upstream of Marion’s Ferry on the Angelina River Arm in Angelina/Nacogdoches County and to a point 3.9 km (2.4 miles) downstream of Curry Creek on the Attoyac Bayou Arm in Nacogdoches. Construction of the dam began in 1956 for the purpose of hydroelectric power generation, flood control, municipal/industrial/agricultural water conservation, and recreational uses. The designated uses are general use, high aquatic life use, public water supply use, contact recreation, and fish consumption. Located around Sam Rayburn are various contact recreational areas including trails, campgrounds, boating ramps, marinas, designated swimming areas, and group areas.