City of Lufkin, 300 E. Shepherd
Lufkin, Texas 75901, 936-634-8881

Ellen Trout Zoo

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402 Zoo Circle,
Lufkin, Texas 75904.

On the north Loop 287, exit north on Martin Luther King and turn left immediately onto Zoo Circle. Parking is available along the street or the parking lots in Ellen Trout Park. Buses are requested to park in the Expo Center parking lot.

Welcome to the Ellen Trout Zoo

05/16/2021: Due to technical difficulties, Ellen Trout Zoo will be CASH ONLY until further notice. Click here to visit our Facebook Page for current updates.



The Ellen Trout Zoo is completely reopened.


Visiting Hours: Open: 10:00 AM - Last Entry: 4:30 PM - Close: 5:00 PM


All buildings, the Small Animal Building-SOLAR, and Gift Shop have reopened. Guests are no longer limited to outdoor spaces.


An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting the Ellen Trout Zoo, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

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