Texas and Mt. Pleasant, Texas Camp and Titus Counties
site for Lake Bob Sandlin and surrounding areas.
Lake Bob Sandlin is a
9,460-acre reservoir on Big
Cypress. It was impounded in 1977. It offers marinas, fishing, cabins, swimming,
skiing, restaurants, boat ramps, excellent bass fishing, and a State
Park! Lake records for largemouth bass are 14.31 lbs. and white bass
are 3.39 lbs. Other popular fish are catfish and crappie.
Areas around the
state park were home to prehistoric Caddoan people
who occupied East Texas from 200 B.C. - 1700 A.D. The
French and Spanish occupied the area as well, along with
and Kickapoo peoples. Fort Sherman, a wooden stockade, was built in
this area in 1841, and
the Fort Sherman cemetery is located within the park. Beginning in the
mid-late 1800's, the land has been used agriculturally.
Bob Sandlin State Park covers 640 acres
on FM 127 and FM 21, and offers day use and overnight camping
facilities. It has picnic sites, screened-in shelters, hiking trails, a
boat ramp and fishing pier. It was acquired in 1979 and
opened in 1987. The Lake is accessible from Pittsburg and Mt.
Pleasant, Texas. Lakes adjacent to Bob Sandlin inlcude Cypress Springs
and Monticello. Additional information on Lake Bob Sandlin may be found
at the lake headquarters off FM 3417 from U.S. Highway 271 south of
Mount Pleasant, Texas.
Ice, firewood, gifts, and state park maps are
available at Park Headquarters Building . Activities include: primitive campsites, campsites
with water and electricity, limited use cabins, picnicking, hiking,
swimming, mountain biking, in-line skating, fishing, boating, bird
watching, walking. Eagles have been spotted during the winter months.
State Park Road 2117, Hwy 21 South, Pittsburg, Texas 75686
Phone: (903) 572-5531
Directions to the park: Approximately
12 miles SW of Mt. Pleasant on FM 21.
Exit Interstate 30 on Highway 37 South at Mt. Vernon. Go .8 mile, turn
left on Highway 21, go 11.2 miles to the park entrance. (on your left
before you cross the lake)
From Pittsburg, take Highway 11 West 5 miles to FM
21. Turn right on FM 21, go 5.5 miles to the park entrance.
(on your right after you cross the lake)
Coordinates for GPS Users: 33.06131
Latitude, -95.09347 Longitude
Northeast Texas Rural
featuring a life-size replica of the Ezekiel Airship - Marshall Street Depot, Pittsburg Pittsburg-Camp County Public
Library, 613 Quitman Street (Hwy 11 W), Pittsburg Witness Park and Prayer Tower
-- Located at the intersection of Highway 11 and
Lafayette Street, in Pittsburg, Texas, the tower stands 68 feet tall. It
features a four-sides of beautiful stained glass
windows depicting the life of Christ, four Paccard bells from France
"the most advanced bell system known as the “Renaissance
Carillon,” and a chapel open 24/7/365. There is a bronze statue in
front of the tower of Jesus washing the disciples' feet. There is a
beautiful long, rectangular fountain at the back and gorgeous lush
landscaping year round. Built by Lonnie A. (Bo) Pilgrim.
Gardens 518 Tankersley Road, Mt. Pleasant Lake
Monticello & Lake Cypress Springs are both adjacent to Lake Bob