Description - Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is a 640-acre park located on the heavily-wooded shoreline on the north side of the 9400-acre Lake Bob Sandlin, located southeast of Mount Pleasant in Titus County. It was acquired in 1979 and was opened 1987.
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The heavily-wooded shoreline of Lake Bob Sandlin
There is evidence of prehistoric Caddoan people which occupied East Texas from 200 B.C. to 1700. The French and Spanish periodically occupied the area; establishing relations with the Caddo. Choctaw, Cherokee, and Kickapoo moved into East Texas in the late 18th to early 19th century. By 1841, Fort Sherman, a wooden stockade whose site is believed to be in or near the park, was established. The Fort Sherman cemetery is located in the park. Since 1860, the land has been used for farming and ranching.
- Attractions to this scenic State Park include Interpretive tours and nature walks, these are given on weekends usually upon a request. The park is also popular for fishermen who can use a lighted fishing pier or fish from a boat. Varieties of oak, hickory, pine, dogwood, redbud, and maple produce spectacular fall color. Popular fish include largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie.
Facilities include restrooms with showers; premium lakeside campsites with water and electricity; two primitive camping areas; campsites (back-in) with water and electricity; screen shelters; cottages (shelters with air-conditioning and heating, bunk beds with mattresses, no linens, no inside plumbing); a group picnic pavilion with 6 or 8 tables, water and electricity, a large barbeque grill, and restrooms; 5 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails with 8 footbridges; a playground; a lighted fishing pier; a fish-cleaning facility; and a two-lane boat ramp;
Nearby attractions include Governor Hogg State Historical Park, Daingerfield State Park, Lake Monticello, Lake Cypress Springs, Ezekiel Airship-Pittsburg, and Tankersley Gardens at Mt. Pleasant.
Camping fees vary; entrance fee. For reservations, call 512/389-8900. Current conditions including fire bans and water levels can vary from day to day. For more details, call the park or Park Information at 1-800-792-1112.
Recreation - Recreational opportunities offered by the Lake Bob Sandlin State Park include guided interpretive and nature tours, picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, nature study, mountain bike and in-line skate.
Climate - Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is located at an elevation of 461feet. Temperatures within the park range from a July average high of 94 degrees to a January average low of 32 degrees. April and September are the wettest months, with the first/last freeze being November 14/March 21. Current weather conditions can vary from day to day. For more details, call the park or Park Information at 1-800-792-1112.
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is situated within the Pineywoods area of Texas. The park is located approximately 12 miles southwest of Mt. Pleasant on FM 21. Exit Interstate 30 on Highway 37 South at Mt. Vernon. Go .8 mile; turn left on Highway 21; go 11.2 miles to the park entrance.