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Atlanta State Park

927 Park Rd 42

Park History

Atlanta State Park sits on 1,475 acres along the southern shores of Wright Patman Lake in Cass County. The lake is in northeast Texas, southwest of Texarkana.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversaw the impoundment of the Sulphur River to create the lake. Construction of the lake’s dam began in 1948 and finished in 1953. The lake covers 20,300 acres with an average depth of 7.6 feet. It has 170 miles of shoreline.  

The lake was originally known as Lake Texarkana. It was renamed in the 1970s to honor Wright Patman, a longtime congressman from East Texas.

Texas entered into a lease with the Department of the Army in 1954 to establish a public park on the lake’s shore.


Justin Drag

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Excellent park for the family! Camp sites are great and spacious, two beaches for swimming and two boat ramps. Our pontoon is awesome and does great in the waters around the park. Average depth is 8ft, but certain parts can get to 4ft around the shores so just keep a 150ft distance to shore and you'll be good. Great park highly recommended! Get a parks pass too for unlimited access.

Minerva Regalado

Saturday, July 7, 2018
As a park host this has been a beautiful experience. Daily walks by the lake, calming lake waves, calming breezes, the wonderful wildlife. Tall Pines. This is a must camping trip 4 those who love the outdoors.

Hollie Black-Ramsey

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Very clean and well maintained. I highly recommend you bring rain boots, especially for children if you want to get very close to the water. There is super mucky red clay on the shore but it's all a part of the experience! We had fun!

dedgame 76

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Nice camping.... here that the swimming area has not been kept up & hate that the nice fish cleaning station is boarded up & not in use....those were 2 things that made this park awesome

Thomas Hibbits

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
We stayed for a week, and the park was pretty empty. Staff was very nice. Did not walk the trails, but did walk the roads. Sites are pretty large, fit our 38 ft rv nicely. They have 30 and 50 amp sites, no sewer, but dump station. Recommend this park...

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