The Piney Woods, that corner of eastern Texas that shares borders with Louisiana and Arkansas, stretches to the Red River. Awash in swampland, abundant with woodland, it exudes a lost in time essence that awakens the spirit. With plentiful manmade lakes, some bayous, and a few streams make it both fascinating for wildlife aficionados and challenging for recreational swimmers and tubers. Nevertheless, spots such as Wright Patman Lake, near Texarkan, boasts a peaceful, large reservoir, ideal for water skiing and tubing behind a motor boat. Its crimson and cobalt sunsets are famous, and have been known to inspire songwriting.