Contributor and drone pilot Faben Earth created this excellent bird's eye view of the Sam Houston National Forest near Houston, Texas. While the Lone Star State isn't normally associated with forests, the fact is that forested areas abound in parts of eastern and southeastern Texas. The Sam Houston National Forest was established to help protect one of these areas. It's located about an hour drive north of Houston. The forest is devoted to mixed use, and it hosts activities ranging from hiking to camping to hunting to boating.