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Lake Bob Sandlin

Pittsburg, Texas and Mt. Pleasant, Texas Camp and Titus Counties

Information 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 Choctaw, Cherokee 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.

341 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


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Worthwhile Area Visits

Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Museum 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.
Tankersley Gardens 518 Tankersley Road, Mt. Pleasant

  Lake Monticello & Lake Cypress Springs are both adjacent to Lake Bob Sandlin

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Events and Attractions

For seasonal events or more attractions, contact

Camp County Chamber of Commerce, 202 Jefferson St., Pittsburg, TX  75686 (903) 856-3442

Titus County Chamber of Commerce, 1604 N. Jefferson St., Mt. Pleasant, TX  75455,      (903) 572-8567

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Kaufman St., Mt. Vernon, TX  (903) 537-4365

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Local Information


City of Pittsburg, 200 Rusk Street, Pittsburg, TX  75686 903-856-3621
Camp County Courthouse, County Judge's Office, 126 E. Church Street,
Pittsburg, TX  75686  903-856-3845

Emergency 911

Pittsburg Fire Department, 903-856-3311
Pittsburg Police Department, 903-856-3330 
Camp County Sheriff's Office, 903-856-6651 

ETMC - East Texas Medical Center - Pittsburg 903-856-6663

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City of Mt. Pleasant, 501 N. Madison, Mt. Pleasant, TX  75455 903-575-4000
Titus County Courthouse, County Judge's Office, Mt. Pleasant, TX 903-577-6791

Emergency 911

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department, 903-575-4144
Mt. Pleasant Police Department, 903-575-4115
Titus County Sheriff's Office, 903-572-6641

Titus Regional Medical Center, 903-577-6000


City of Mt. Vernon, P. O. Box 597, Mt. Vernon, TX  75457  903-537-2252
Franklin County Courthouse, County Judge's Office, 200 North Kaufman Street, Mt. Vernon, TX 75457  903-537-4252

Mt. Vernon Fire Department, 903-537-4539
Mt. Vernon Police Department, 208 Hwy. 37, Mt. Vernon, TX  75457 903-537-4539
Franklin County Sheriff's Office, 903-537-4539

ETMC - East Texas Medical Center - Mt. Vernon 903-537-8000


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