Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

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Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Lake Bob Sandlin.jpg
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park in December 2018
Map showing the location of Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
LocationTitus County, Texas; Camp County, Texas; Franklin County, Texas; Wood County, Texas
Nearest cityPittsburg
Coordinates33°03′14″N 95°05′57″W / 33.053955°N 95.099155°W / 33.053955; -95.099155
Area639.8 acres (258.9 ha)
Established1987
Governing bodyTexas Parks and Wildlife Department

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is located around Lake Bob Sandlin in Northeast Texas, in the Pineywoods region. The lake lies in Titus, Camp, and Franklin Counties, with a small part in the northeast corner of Wood County. The park covers 639.8 acres of land on the northern shore of the lake in Titus County about 10 miles southwest of Mount Pleasant.[1]

History[edit]

The land in the area was occupied by the Caddo people until the mid-1800s. Fort Sherman, a Republic of Texas stockade, was established by 1838, and eventually the land was used for farming and ranching by settlers, until it was acquired by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1978.[2]

Facilities and activities[edit]

The park offers over 3 miles of hiking and biking trails, a fishing pier and boat ramp, and opportunities for picnicking, geocaching, kayaking, and other outdoor activities. It also features campgrounds with hookups, covered shelters, and primitive cabins for overnight stays.[3]

Flora and fauna[edit]

The park is located at the intersection of the Piney Woods and Blackland Prairie ecoregions, and thus has a diverse variety of wildlife. There are at least 188 bird species that have been sighted in the park, and the lake offers many species of fish, including Florida bass, and channel catfish.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lake Bob Sandlin State Park History — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2022-03-25.
  2. ^ "Lake Bob Sandlin State Park History — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2022-03-25.
  3. ^ "Lake Bob Sandlin State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2022-03-25.
  4. ^ "Lake Bob Sandlin SP (Titus Co.) (PPW-E 104), Titus County, TX, US - eBird Hotspot". ebird.org. Retrieved 2022-03-25.
  5. ^ "Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Nature — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2022-03-25.

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Coordinates: 33°03′25″N 95°05′38″W / 33.057°N 95.094°W / 33.057; -95.094