Atlanta State Park
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 20,300-acre reservoir (and its 75-pound catfish). The park has two boat ramps and a fish cleaning station. 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 and an amphitheater can be reserved for group events.
The park store sells T-shirts and hats and a few other items, including some fishing supplies. Ice is also for sale.
If you plan to swim at the park, read through our swimming safety tips before you come.
The park rents canoes year-round, and has some fishing tackle to loan. You can borrow basketballs, volleyballs and horseshoes to use in the park.
Atlanta State Park welcomes volunteers. Contact the park or visit our Volunteer page (keyword search on “Atlanta”) to find out more.
The park offers programs on geocaching, birding and Caddo Indians. Check our Events page for upcoming programs.
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.