Atlanta State Park

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Atlanta State Park

  • Bluff overlooking lake at Atlanta SP
    Try your luck fishing at Wright Patman Lake.
  • Boating at Atlanta State Park
    Cool off in the lake with a swim, paddle or boat ride!

A Peaceful Retreat:

Fishing, camping, birding await in scenic northeast Texas.

Atlanta State Park sits on the shores of Wright Patman Lake in the far northeast corner of Texas. Towering pines and hardwoods shade the park, providing fall and spring color, and beauty year-round.

Things to Do

At Atlanta State Park, you can fish, boat, water-ski and swim at a designated area (no lifeguard on duty). Ashore, you may walk, study nature, bird, camp, picnic, geocache, and jog or hike along roads, trails and shorelines. Explore hilly park roads on your bicycle.

Fishermen enjoy this 33,750-surface-acre reservoir (and its 75-pound catfish). The park has two boat ramps. To find out more about fishing here, visit the Wright Patman Lake page.

The park offers 4.8 miles of hiking trails, including an .8-mile nature trail. Campers can reserve one of 58 campsites. All sites have water and electricity; 14 of them have sewer hook-ups, too. The picnic pavilion can be reserved for group events.

Learn about our trails on our Trails Information page.

The park store sells drinks, candy shirts and gifts. 

If you plan to swim at the park, read through our swimming safety tips before you come.

Equipment Rentals

The park rents canoes and kayaks, and has some fishing tackle to loan. You can borrow basketballs, volleyballs and horseshoes to use in the park.

Get involved!

Atlanta State Park welcomes volunteers. Contact the park or visit our Volunteer page to find out more.

Support state parks by donating to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation.

Ranger Programs

The park offers programs on geocaching, birding and Caddo Indians. Check our Events page for upcoming programs.

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Area Attractions

Spend time in Jefferson admiring beautiful antebellum homes; riding a narrow-gauge train, steam or river boat; visiting museums; and more. Linden offers music history and events. In April, you can enjoy a rodeo or wildflower festival there. You can stand in Texas and Arkansas and touch Louisiana all at once when visiting Three States.

Caddo Lake, Daingerfield and Lake Bob Sandlin state parks are nearby. Visit the Starr Family Home State Historic Site in Marshall to learn about early Texas settlers.

927 Park Road 42
Atlanta, TX 75551

Latitude: 33.230731

Longitude: -94.249693

(903) 796-6476

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $3 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily,
6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 


We often reach capacity; reservations are highly recommended for both camping and day use. To guarantee entrance reserve passes online, or by calling the customer service center, before you visit.

Busy Season



July average high is 90 degrees. January average low is 32 degrees. First freeze occurs early November. Last freeze occurs late March. Wettest months are April and May.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

264 feet