Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

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100 Park Rd 1C, Smithville, TX 78957, United States

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Introduction of Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, located in northeastern Texas, offers family-friendly RV camping as well as plenty of outdoor recreation on both land and water. The park, which is built around the shores of Lake Bob Sandlin, has a lot to offer in terms of water recreation. The lake’s activities include fishing, boating, waterskiing, and swimming. Various geocaches hidden throughout the park will keep you rummaging through its 691 acres. Hiking and biking are also popular pastimes.

Nature lovers will find a new haven in a diverse landscape. The park is located on the shores of Lake Bob Sandlin, where the east meets the west. This variety of ecosystems results in a spellbinding natural feast. Wildlife viewing never ceases to amaze. The diverse animal, plant, and bird species add vibrancy and colour to the already beautiful park.

The busiest camping season is from March to October, so reserve your campsite for your RV ahead of time. The 75-site campground provides RV electric and water hookups, making it an ideal destination for your next vacation.

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Camping

Fort Sherman Camping Area and Cherokee Trace Camping Area are two of the four campgrounds located around the lake near Homestead Trail. There are 63 electric campsites with 30-amp electric and water hookups, picnic tables, fire rings, grills, and restrooms with showers at the campground. You will have to walk a long distance or drive your trailer to reach the park’s only dump station, which is located near Dogwood Cut-Off Trail.

Most campsites have a vehicle length limit of 55 feet. The sites can comfortably house up to eight people. You can reserve a campsite for 14 days in a row. Reservations can be made up to five months in advance.

Moccasin Track and Broken Bow Campgrounds are a short distance to the right of Cherokee Trace and Fort Sherman Campgrounds. The campgrounds are close together and offer a total of 12 campsites with electric and water hookups. Outside the camping area is a dump station. There are picnic tables with fire rings and grills available. Year-round, restrooms with showers are available. A dump station is available outside the campground. The campsites can accommodate a camping party of up to eight people. You can reserve a campsite for no more than two weeks in a row. Reservations are accepted all year, but no more than five months in advance.

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Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Activities


Don’t forget to bring your fishing gear because you’ll have a great time fishing for largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill, radar sunfish, and crappie at Lake Bob Sandlin. The park has a fishing pier, boat ramp, fish cleaning station, and kayak rental, all of which will enhance your fishing experience significantly. To use the boat ramp for fishing, you must have a valid fishing licence. If you don’t have one and don’t want to get one, feel free to use the fishing pier, which does not require a fishing licence.


If you come to Lake Bob Sandlin State Park to escape the sweltering heat, you must try swimming in the surrounding Lake Bob Sandlin. The freshwater lake is a swimmer’s paradise, so don’t forget to bring your swimsuit. Swim as much as you want for as long as you want, but remember to be cautious when in the water. If you enjoy skiing, you will be delighted to discover water skiing opportunities at the lake.


Prepare yourself, paddlers! Lake Bob Sandlin allows RV campers to paddle in its clear waters while taking in the scenery. Boating is a very popular tourist activity among RVers who visit the park during the summer. It’s still a great idea to go camping in the spring and fall. The reflection of spring flowers or autumn foliage in the gin-clear lake will make boating even more enjoyable.


Lake Bob Sandlin State Park has more than three miles of beautiful hiking trails. There are one moderate and four easy trails, all of which are enhanced by the park’s signature scenic beauty and historical sites. The Brim Pond Trail, which is more than a mile long and moderately difficult, will take you on a 20-minute scenic journey through a land of pine trees, American beautyberry, Buckeye, and fern. Bring binoculars if you’re hiking the Lakeview Loop because it’s a popular spot for waterfowl and bald eagle sightings. The Homestead Trail is located in a historic area where a local family built their home in the past.

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Location

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is easily accessible due to its proximity to three different cities (Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, and Pittsburg) in three different county regions (Titus, Franklin, and Camp). Because GPS coordinates may not provide completely accurate directions to the park, it is best to use a map or follow road signs.

You are free to drive your RV on the park roads while inside the park. There are no RV length restrictions, so feel free to bring large rigs or motorhomes. However, most campsites can only accommodate a campervan or rig up to 55 feet long. Towed vehicles are also not subject to any restrictions. There are numerous parking options, though parking may become a little difficult during peak season, this is only on occasion.

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