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BEAR CREEK (Angelina County). Bear Creek rises six miles south of Lufkin in south central Angelina County (at 31°15' N, 94°43' W) and flows south for 14½ miles to its mouth on the Neches River (at 31°06' N, 94°41' W). Upstream the rolling land is surfaced with sand and mud mixed with lignite and bentonite; there hardwood and pine forests grow. As the creek enters the floodplain of the Neches the terrain becomes flatter, and willow oak, water oak, black gum, and other water-tolerant species predominate.

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