Proud of East Texas: Love's Lookout

By Joan Hallmark

The view from "Love's Lookout," near Jacksonville, extends for 35 miles. It's one of the most breathtaking views in the state of Texas

Charlie McGowan was a lifeguard at the Lookout during his teenage years in the 1940's. He says this was the heyday of the park before swimming pools were built in cities and at private homes . The olympic size pool and dance hall are gone now, but the awesome view remains for visitors from far and near to enjoy. A new visitor's center is a welcome addition to the park. Love's Lookout Scenic Park is located at 43822 Highway 69 North in Cherokee County and is open seven days a week.

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