Nestled in the national forest, Willis is close to all the outdoor activity one would want. Filled with every outdoor enthusiasts dream, Willis is close to the Sam Houston National Forest and Huntsville State Park. Camping, fishing, biking, cycling, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing make Willis and the surrounding area a premier East Texas visitor’s getaway. Sam Houston National Forest boasts over 160,000 acres and offers fishing, year-round bird watching, and hiking, including the 129-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail. In addition to the National Forest, Willis is located near one of the Texas’ 90 state parks. With 21-miles of trails, a beautiful lake, wildflowers and a breathtaking view of the Piney Woods of East Texas, Huntsville State Park is another favorite of residents and visitors alike.