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Piney Woods Region
Atlanta State Park
ATLANTA STATE PARK
ATLANTA STATE PARK
927 Park Rd 42
Atlanta, Texas   75551

Phone: 903-796-6476
Reservations: 512-389-8900
Atlanta State Park
'Fall View'

View of Lake from the parking area. Ray Bill Photography, 2009 raybillphotography.com

Atlanta State Park is 1475 acres on Lake Wright Patman Dam in Cass County, a few miles southwest of Texarkana. Texas acquired the land in 1954 by Department of the Army License which expires in 2004 with option to renew to 2054.
Nature of the Area
Contrasting seasonal colors of terrain, the lake, sunsets, and pine forests are breathtaking. Abundant bird and wildlife species and woodland plants offer excellent opportunities to observers. Crappie, largemouth bass, white bass, and several species of sunfish are present in good numbers, with quality-size fish available for recreational anglers. Catfish - channel, blue, and flathead are also available in large numbers.
History of the Area
Caddo Indians, the most culturally advanced tribe in Texas, once made this area their home. The Caddos settled the area peacefully as farmers, unlike their nomadic and warlike brother, the Apaches and Comanches. Excavations conducted by the Smithsonian Institute produced many graves and artifacts, and archaeologists found evidence of a house pattern with post molds still intact.


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Area Attractions
Nearby attractions include Caddo Lake State Park, Daingerfield State Park, and Starr Family Home State Historic Site in Marshall Texas.

Atlanta abounds in antique, collectible, craft, and gift shops. Along with the dam and lake, include the town of Jefferson, with antebellum homes and the community of Three States, where you can stand in Texas and Arkansas and touch Louisiana.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 10 Home away from home by Jimmy Hicks
We love Atlanta State Park. The park is very nice. We like the campsites, the access to Wright Patman Lake, the nature trails and most of all we like all the staff. The staff are all very friendly and courteous and willing to help any way they can. Everything is always clean and well kept. We would recommend this park to anyone looking for peace and quiet and just enjoying nature.
July 1 One of my favorite parks!!! by Rebecca Maples
Absolutly beautiful! I was amazed. The park was quite and plenty of deer to be seen. I really enjoyed this camping trip and plan to visit again in the next month or two.
November 12 Our second home by Earl Timmons
Very peaceful, pleasant. Gracious people to camp with. The sites are great and spaced nicely. The park personnel are always looking for ways to make your camping experience the best. Again, great people to camp with. If I need to leave my wife there for a few days by herself, I feel perfectly safe for her because the ranger sees to it that there are a number of patrols through the park all hours.


Area Campgrounds

Amazing Grace Acres
405 South Boggie Street
Atlanta, TX


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Directions
To reach the park, which is 11 miles northwest of Atlanta, exit from US Highway 59 onto FM 96, and go west 9 miles to FM 1154, then north 2 miles to Park Road 42 entrance, (FM 1154 dead ends at the park).

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