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Piney Woods Region
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Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
LAKE BOB SANDLIN STATE PARK
LAKE BOB SANDLIN STATE PARK
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is a 639.8-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.

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.
Nature of the Area
Varieties of oak, hickory, pine, dogwood, redbud, and maple produce spectacular fall color. Popular fish include largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie.
Events
March 26
Easter Egg Hunt
Come join us for a fun time hunting Easter eggs!

Come join us at the park for our annual Easter egg hunt! The kids will have a great time looking for the 10,000 eggs hidden for them! It will be a fun-filled afternoon the whole family can enjoy. Stick around after the hunt and hike our scenic trails or enjoy a day of fishing.

More information about this event.

Contact:Chris Caswell
903-572-5531
Chris.Caswell@tpwd.texas.gov

April 9
Dutch Oven Cooking
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!

Come enjoy some great Dutch Oven cooking by our Fort Sherman Cookers! They meet the second Saturday of every month. Cooking begins at 9 AM and food will be on the table by Noon. At 10AM there will be a Dutch Oven 101 demonstration to learn how to use the Dutch Oven. Anyone who would like to come out and do some cooking is invited, and if you're unable to cook you can bring a covered dish to add to the meal. This is a fun way to learn about how early settlers cooked in the past. Bring the whole family out for a fun-filled day at the park!

More information about this event.

Contact:Chris Caswell
903-572-5531
Chris.Caswell@tpwd.texas.gov

May 14
Dutch Oven Cooking
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!

Come enjoy some great Dutch Oven cooking by our Fort Sherman Cookers! They meet the second Saturday of every month. Cooking begins at 9 AM and food will be on the table by Noon. At 10AM there will be a Dutch Oven 101 demonstration to learn how to use the Dutch Oven. Anyone who would like to come out and do some cooking is invited, and if you're unable to cook you can bring a covered dish to add to the meal. This is a fun way to learn about how early settlers cooked in the past. Bring the whole family out for a fun-filled day at the park!

More information about this event.

Contact:Chris Caswell
903-572-5531
Chris.Caswell@tpwd.texas.gov

June 11
Dutch Oven Cooking
Join the Fort Sherman Cookers as they demonstrate Dutch oven cooking!

Come enjoy some great Dutch Oven cooking by our Fort Sherman Cookers! They meet the second Saturday of every month. Cooking begins at 9 AM and food will be on the table by Noon. At 10AM there will be a Dutch Oven 101 demonstration to learn how to use the Dutch Oven. Anyone who would like to come out and do some cooking is invited, and if you're unable to cook you can bring a covered dish to add to the meal. This is a fun way to learn about how early settlers cooked in the past. Bring the whole family out for a fun-filled day at the park!

More information about this event.

Contact:Chris Caswell
903-572-5531
Chris.Caswell@tpwd.texas.gov

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Area Attractions
Nearby attractions include Governor Hogg Shrine, Daingerfield State Park, Lake Monticello, Lake Cypress Springs, Ezekiel Airship-Pittsburg, and Tankersley Gardens at Mt. Pleasant.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 6 Wildlife Delight by Angie
We love, love, love this park. It is beautiful. Great swimming and the wildlife is abundant. We saw a lot of deer. I also enjoyed the park for cycling. Definitely will be returning.
September 25 always a pleasure by Happy Camper
We have never been disappointed - very clean, great facilities, beautiful surroundings, close to Dallas - always recommend this area for camping, especially, going back soon!


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Directions
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.

USA Parks
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Texas
Texas
Piney Woods Region
Piney Woods Region
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park