Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: March 1, 1995

The Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland is on Red Deer Road six miles north of Farm Road 670 in Wise and Montague counties. The 20,315-acre preserve was purchased by the United States Department of the Interior during the 1930s under the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act in an effort to return some the badly eroded land of the region to its natural state. The grassland area, which consists of numerous unconnected parcels, is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service regional office in Lufkin under a policy of multiple use for range, watershed, recreation, and wildlife. In it, open grasslands and woodlands provide habitat for a variety of wildlife ranging from deer and rabbits to quail and turkeys. Facilities at the grassland include camping and picnicking areas and equestrian trails; boating and fishing are possible on Black Creek and Cottonwood Lake.

George Oxford Miller, Texas Parks and Campgrounds: Central, South, and West Texas (Austin: Texas Monthly Press, 1984).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed December 01, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 1, 1995