Surrounding the immensely beautiful Lake Bob Sandlin in northeastern Texas, Lake Bob Sandlin State Park extends family-friendly RV camping with plenty of outdoor recreation both on land and water. Built around the shores of Lake Bob Sandlin, the park has much to offer when it comes to water recreation. The activities at the lake range from fishing to boating and waterskiing to swimming. Various geocaches hidden at various locations in the park will keep you rummaging through its 691 acres of land. Hiking and biking are popular activities too.
Nature seekers will discover their new haven in a diverse landscape. The park sits on a fantastic location where east meets the west on the shores of Lake Bob Sandlin. This diversity of ecosystems results in a spell-binding feast of nature. Wildlife viewing does not cease to amaze either. The variety of animal, plant, and bird species add more vibrancy and colors to the already picturesque park.
March through October is the busiest camping season, so make sure you book your campsite for your rig in advance. The 75-site campground offers electric and water hookups for RVs, making this a perfect destination for your next vacation.
RV Rentals in Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Transportation in Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Due to its nearness to three different cities (Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, and Pittsburg) in three different county regions (Titus, Franklin, and Camp), Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is easy to get to. GPS coordinates may not provide entirely correct directions to the park so using a map or following road signs is recommended.
When inside the park, you are free to drive your RV on the park roads. There are no restrictions on RV length, so feel free to bring over big rigs or large motorhomes. However, most campsites can only fit a campervan or a rig that is up to 55 feet long. There are no restrictions on towed vehicles either. There are many parking options, although parking may become a little troublesome in the peak season, but that is occasional.
Campgrounds and parking in Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Campsites in Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Mount Pleasant KOA
On the northeastern edge of Texas, not too far from Dallas, you can find this quaint area with just enough Texas culture for everyone. Instead of diving into the big cities, this area has plenty of beautiful areas to visit and local culture to keep your visit relaxing and entertaining. Mount Pleasant KOA has a big list of amenities, including fishing, a dog park, Wi-Fi, cable TV, a swimming pool, and sites to accommodate rigs up to 80 feet long. Experience a true Texas-style vacation at Mount Pleasant KOA.
Moccasin Track and Broken Bow Camping Areas
Moccasin Track Campground and Broken Bow Camping Area are located at a small distance to the right of Cherokee Trace and Fort Sherman Campgrounds. Located close together, the campgrounds collectively offer 12 campsites with electric and water hookups. A dump station is located outside the camping area. Picnic tables with fire rings and grills are provided. Restrooms with showers are available on a year-round basis. A dump station can be located outside the campground. The sites are good enough for a camping party of up to eight people. You can claim a campsite for not more than two consecutive weeks. Reservations can be made year-round, but not more than five months in advance.
Fort Sherman and Cherokee Trace Camping Areas
Two out of the four campgrounds, Fort Sherman Camping Area and Cherokee Trace Camping Area are located side by side around the lake near Homestead Trail. The campground provides 63 electric campsites with 30-amp electric and water hookups, picnic tables, fire rings, grills, and restrooms with showers. You will have to walk a considerable distance or drive your trailer to access the only dump station of the park located near Dogwood Cut Off Trail.
Most campsites have a maximum vehicle length of 55 feet. The sites can easily accommodate up to eight people. You can claim a campsite for 14 consecutive days. Reservations are available for up to five months in advance.
Seasonal activities in Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
If you come looking for a respite from the nerve-racking heat at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, you must try taking a dip in the surrounding Lake Bob Sandlin. The freshwater lake is a swimmer’s paradise, so don’t forget to pack that swimsuit in the motorhome. Swim as much as you want for as long as your heart desires, but don’t forget to exercise caution when in the water. If you are an avid skier, you will be delighted to discover opportunities for water skiing at the lake.
Brace yourselves, paddlers! Lake Bob Sandlin offers RV campers the chance to paddle in its transparent waters and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Boating is an extremely popular tourist activity among RVers hitting the park during summer. If you are camping in the spring and fall, it is still a fantastic idea. The reflection of spring flowers or the fall foliage in the gin-clear lake will make boating all the more delightful.
Don’t forget to pack your fishing tackles in the camper as you will wholeheartedly enjoy fishing for largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill, radar sunfish, and crappie at Lake Bob Sandlin. The park provides a fishing pier, boat ramp, fish cleaning station, and kayak rental, which will make your fishing experience exponentially better. You will need a fishing license in order to use the boat ramp for angling. If you do not have one and don’t want to get one either, feel free to use the fishing pier as you do not need a fishing license for using that.
If you love winter camping, head over to Lake Bob Sandlin State Park as a large number of recreational activities continue at the park throughout the year, even during the off season. Fishing is one of those! The park’s Trout pond is stocked with an enormous quantity of trout fish in the winter. You may hike or bike a trail leading to the pond and discover an abundance of trout for your angling pleasure.
More than three miles of beautiful hiking trails are waiting for you at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park. There is one moderate and four easy trails enriched with the park’s signature scenic beauty and sites of historical significance. The moderately difficult, more than a mile Brim Pond Trail will take you on a 20-minute scenic journey into a land of pine trees, American beautyberry, Buckeye, and fern. Bring your binoculars along while hiking the Lakeview Loop as the pathway is a site of frequent waterfowl sightings and sometimes bald eagles too. The Homestead Trail happens to sit at a historic location where a local family built their residence in the past.
If you are a tech geek, you won’t mind adding a pinch of technology to your outdoor recreation at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park. Look for treasure the 21st century with a GPS in hand and adventure in the heart. Park your rig at a suitable location, grab your phone or GPS, and set out in the park outdoors. While your GPS will make you feel high-tech, the whole treasure hunt will take you into an old-fashioned era allowing you to feel alive in two different time generations at the same time. And, the chance to enjoy the beautiful outdoors comes as a bonus!