Nacogdoches - SFA Mast Arboretum

419 East College Street


1. Promote the conservation, selection and use of the native plants of Texas.

2. Acquire, evaluate, and promote new and adapted landscape plant materials. Promote plant diversity in the landscape.

3. Serve as a living laboratory for SFASU students and faculty, the nursery and landscape industry.

4. Provide an aesthetic and educational environment for students, visitors, and local citizens.



Saturday, March 31, 2018
This is one of the best places to walk in Nacogdoches. There are a lot of people who take pictures of the wildlife and plants. Sunset is my favorite time when the sun is just peeking through the trees. I imagine it is beautiful at sunrise but I am never up that early. It's a great place to get a feel for the azaleas and even inspiration for your own garden. The Japanese maples are beautiful in reds and greens.

Chloƫ Williams

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This is such a neat place to visit. My first trip was in mid-March, when most of the flowers were just beginning to bloom. It's very scenic and atmospheric, and there are some really cool artistic structures worth checking out. However, I would not describe it as being wheelchair-accessible, since the trails can be narrow, steep, and aren't paved for the most part, so take that into consideration if you have a condition that requires a wheelchair.

Julie Jackson

Thursday, April 12, 2018
I was expecting a bit more of the Mast Arboretum. There were quite a few plants because we went in the springtime. It was a nice walk. I would not go out of my way to make a special trip to visit the Arboretum. However, if you just have nothing to do and you were looking for a place to just go have a nice relaxing walk in a wooded area this would be a nice place to go.

Bradley Elam

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
I absolutely love this place. The flora and fauna are beautiful and the trail is perfect for a relaxing walk.

Polina Islas

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
We visited when azelias were in bloom and it was breathtakingly beautiful.