Atlanta State Park

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Atlanta State Park
A map of Texas showing the location of Atlanta State Park
A map of Texas showing the location of Atlanta State Park
LocationCass County, Texas, United States
Nearest cityAtlanta
Coordinates33°13′55″N 94°14′58″W / 33.23194°N 94.24944°W / 33.23194; -94.24944[1]Coordinates: 33°13′55″N 94°14′58″W / 33.23194°N 94.24944°W / 33.23194; -94.24944[1]
Area1,475 acres (597 ha)
Visitors39,940 (in 2007[2])
Governing bodyTexas Parks and Wildlife Department

Atlanta State Park is a state park in northeast Texas in the United States. It is located on Wright Patman Lake in northern Cass County.[3]


Atlanta State Park is on the south shore of Wright Patman Lake, about 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Atlanta, Texas. This is about 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Texarkana, Texas. The entrance to the park is on highway FM-1154.


The state of Texas acquired the land for Atlanta State Park in 1954, under a long-term lease with the Department of the Army. In past centuries, the Caddo Indians settled in this area and worked the land as farmers.


Atlanta State Park provides access to Wright Patman Lake for boating and fishing, and has a sandy beach area for swimming. Picnic and overnight camping areas are available. The park includes a nature trail and a 3.8-mile (6.1 km) hiking trail.


  1. ^ "Atlanta State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Texas State Parks: Natural Economic Assets". Window on State Government. Archived from the original on January 7, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Atlanta State Park". Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved January 7, 2013.

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