VENADO CREEK. Venado Creek, also known as Venado Bayou, rises six miles northwest of San Augustine in northwestern San Augustine County (at 31°34' N, 94°12' W). The stream, intermittent in its upper reaches, flows in a southeasterly direction for nine miles, through northwestern San Augustine County, to its mouth on Ayish Bayou, four miles south of San Augustine in central San Augustine County (at 31°27' N, 94°08' W). The banks of the stream are heavily wooded for most of its length with pine and hardwood trees, and the bed runs through nearly level to moderately steep terrain surfaced by loamy and clayey soils that support farming and logging. Venado is Spanish for "deer."