Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Where East Meets West

Two ecoregions meet here on the shore of Lake Bob Sandlin in northeast Texas. The result: massive trees, tall grasses and a fascinating mix of plants and animals. The fishing is pretty good, too!

Things to Do

This lakeside park offers fun on water and land. Swim, fish, paddle and boat on the 9,000-acre lake. Or picnic, hike, camp, geocache, mountain bike and nature watch under the trees. Visit in autumn to see spectacular fall foliage.

Bring your group for a picnic by the lake at our pavilion.

Review our water safety tips before your visit.

Fishing/Boating

Fish in the lake from shore, pier or boat. Or try your luck at the stocked Trout Pond or Brim Pond. Anglers here catch largemouth bass, catfish and crappie.

The park has a boat ramp, a lighted fishing pier and a fish cleaning station. We also rent kayaks.

You do not need a fishing license to fish from shore or pier in a state park (you will need a license to fish from a boat).

Hiking/Biking

Explore 3.3 miles of wooded trails on bike or foot. View our Interactive Trails Map, or download the Trails Map (PDF).

Overnight stays

Choose from 75 campsites with water and electricity, or set up your tent at a primitive camping areas.

If you prefer a roof over your head, reserve one of 20 screened or air-conditioned and heated shelters.

Volunteer

We need your help! Learn how to become a volunteer or park host by asking at headquarters, or check our Volunteer page for current opportunities.

Shopping

Browse the gift shop at the front office to find the perfect souvenir. We have clothes, snacks and souvenirs for all ages. We also sell some basics like fire starters, bug spray, ice and more. Firewood is also available.

Ranger Programs

The park leads a variety of programs and events. We offer tours and nature walks on most weekends. Check our Events page for the schedule. Contact the park for special tours or field trips.

Kids

Become a Junior Ranger!

Area Attractions

We are located close to Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon and Pittsburg, with access to restaurants, shopping and more.

You can also visit the Governor Hogg Shrine in Quit­man, Lake Monticello, Lake Cypress Springs and the Ezekiel Airship in Pittsburg.

341 State Park Road 2117
Pittsburg, TX 75686

Latitude: 33.053955

Longitude: -95.099155

(903) 572-5531

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $4 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
Hours

Open daily

Busy Season

March through October

Climate

January average low is 32 degrees. July average high is 94 degrees. Wettest months are April and September. First freeze occurs mid-November. Last freeze occurs late March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
Elevation

416 feet

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