Atlanta State Park
|Atlanta State Park|
|Location||Cass County, Texas, United States|
|Area||1,475 acres (597 ha)|
|Visitors||39,940 (in 2007)|
|Governing body||Texas Parks and Wildlife Department|
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.
- "Atlanta State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
- "Texas State Parks: Natural Economic Assets". Window on State Government. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
- "Atlanta State Park". Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
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