Ellen Trout Zoo

The Ellen Trout Zoo houses close to 700 reptiles, birds and mammals from around the world on 10 acres in Lufkin, Texas, and is one of only 13 accredited zoos in Texas. Get up close and personal with a hippo through the underwater viewing exhibit, enjoy watching the jaguar, a variety of monkeys, and many more creatures at Ellen Trout Zoo.

Fish from the banks of Ellen Trout Lake (don’t forget your fishing license), or ride the Z & OO Train. The train ride takes about 8 minutes and goes around the park and across Ellen Trout Lake. Children under three ride free, and everyone else may ride for $2.


9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Admission Fees

  • $7.00 for adults 12-59
  • $6.00 seniors 60 and older
  • $3.50 for children 4-11
  • Children under 4 are free
  • Organized groups of 15 or more adults – $3.50 and children $1.75
  • School rate (students and teachers) – $2.00

Phone# 936-633-0399

Learn more about the Ellen Trout Zoo.