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Spend time exploring Texas in an RV rental during your next vacation. Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, located just outside Pittsburg near Mount Pleasant, is a great place to spend a weekend enjoying nature. This is a relatively small state park with about 630 acres that lie along the heavily forested shore of Lake Bob Sandlin. The lake is 9,400 acres and is great for boating and fishing.
RV camping is an economical way to see different parts of the country and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of nature. Want to camp in an RV at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park but don't have your own rig? No problem — book an RV in Titus County. Dallas is less than two hours southwest of the park, making Lake Bob Sandlin a convenient base camp to explore everything the Lone Star State has to offer.
Geocaching is a popular activity in many state parks, including Lake Bob Sandlin, and is an excellent way to get outdoors and soak up the sunshine. Geocaching is basically a modern treasure hunt using your GPS-enabled device. There are over two million caches hidden around the globe, and once you find a cache, you can mark it as found. If you're planning to go geocaching at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, make sure to bring plenty of water.
Hook your trailer to your rental motorhome and pull your boat or other watercraft with you when camping at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park. A boat launch is located within the park for direct access to the lake. Many visitors spend the day on the lake canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, or motorboating. Visitors without their own boat can rent kayaks from the park office.
Fishing is allowed from the shore or boat. There's even a lighted fishing pier and a fish cleaning station so campers can cook their catch for dinner. Lake Bob Sandlin is well-stocked with catfish, crappie, and largemouth bass. Anglers can also cast their lines in the aptly named Trout Pond or Brim Pond.
Camping at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park also provides excellent opportunities for an early morning hike. Over three miles of wooded hiking and biking trails wind throughout the park. The Lakeview Loop Trail will lead hikers past the Brim Pond. The Fort Sherman Cemetery is located within the park and dates back to at least 1838. Bring along your hiking boots or your mountain bike to explore the trails of the park.
Many of the 75 campsites at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park have 30-amp electric and water hookups. Each campsite has a fire ring or grill and a picnic table. Restrooms and shower facilities are located within walking distance of each campsite. It can sometimes be difficult to get a space at Lake Bob Sandlin in the summer. Reservations are recommended during the park’s peak season from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
If you're not able to secure a spot at the RV campgrounds at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, check out Big Cypress RV Park in Pittsburg. This RV park boasts modern restrooms with large showers and a laundry room that's open 24 hours a day. All campsites have 30 or 50-amp electric, water, and sewer hookups. Big Cypress RV Park is only minutes from the park.
RV camping at state parks is not for everyone. The Barefoot Bay Marina and RV Resort in Pittsburg offer waterfront campsites with 30 or 50-amp electric hookups and municipal water. Each site has a grill and a fire ring. There are pull-through and back-in campsites to accommodate any size RV. Amenities include centrally located restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities.
During your Lake Bob Sandlin State Park camping trip, take a few hours and explore the Mid-America Flight Museum in Mount Pleasant. Visitors can take a self-guided tour through the museum and learn about the evolution of aviation. Guided tours are available for larger groups. Browse the gift shop for unique souvenirs and gift ideas.
Head over to Lake Cypress Springs in Franklin County. This 3,461-acre reservoir is in northeast Texas and just over an hour east of Dallas. Lake Cypress Springs is a recreational lake that's also used for industrial and municipal purposes and is strictly monitored by lake patrol. Visitors can bring their watercraft and enjoy boating on the lake. Fishing is also allowed in the lake, but a valid Texas fishing license is required.
Drive to the Dallas World Aquarium, housed in an old warehouse in downtown Dallas. The aquarium is home to an array of species and supports conservation projects to protect threatened and endangered species all over the world. Guided tours allow visitors to learn more through interactive exhibits and get up close with manatees, sharks, and more.