Lake Bob Sandlin, rated one of the “25 Best Lakes & Swimming Holes in East Texas” by Dream Vacation Magazine, has almost 10,000 acres of clear water, peaceful bays, coves and beautifully wooded shoreline. Located about 100 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Lake Bob Sandlin lies in the Titus, Camp, and Northeast corner of Wood Counties and is highly lauded as the most picturesque lake in East Texas.
Rich in history, Lake Bob Sandlin and surrounding areas were native to the prehistoric Caddoan people, who occupied East Texas from 200 B.C. to 1700 A.D. It has also been home to the Kickapoo, Choctaw, and Cherokee tribes. This history can still be seen throughout the area. With 75 miles of shoreline, filled with varieties of oak, pine, dogwood, redbud, and maple… Lake Bob Sandlin is literally where the Piney Woods and Blackland Prairie Eco-regions come together to create an area known as the Post Oak Savannah region. The fall landscape of this spectacular merger of regions is absolutely breathtaking and one has to see it to believe it!
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park & Barefoot Bay Marina
An excellent recreational destination, Lake Bob Sandlin is home to Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, Barefoot Bay Marina, Titus County Park, and three free public boat ramps. With ample opportunities for camping, dining, hiking, boating, fishing and more… Let’s explore just a few of the parks and ramps available to you at Lake Bob Sandlin…
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park offers swimming, fishing, paddle boating, picnicking, hiking, camping, geocaching, biking, and even Junior Ranger Programs. With over 75 campsites (some primitive tent camping, others with water and electricity, cabins, or screened shelters) there are plenty of places to stay and enjoy the lake. The park also boasts a boat ramp, lighted fishing pier, 3.3 miles of wooded trails, picnic pavilions, a gift shop, playground areas, and Ranger-led hikes and tours. The state park is also widely known for its Halloween Boo Camp where campers decorate their campsites and hand out candy to hundreds of tiny trick-or-treaters. Also sponsored by the park, is its annual Christmas in the Park event. Festive decorations and lights surround the 640-acre park and visitors come from far and wide to partake in the holiday festivities.
Address: 341 State Park Rd 2117 Pittsburg, TX 75686 | Get Directions
Entrance Fees: Adult – $4 | Children 12 and under – Free
Barefoot Bay Marina and RV Resort
Barefoot Bay Marina and RV Resort, located on the South shore of Lake Bob Sandlin is a family-friendly waterfront area nestled on 20 acres of woods and gorgeous Lake Bob Sandlin shoreline. Voted Best RV Park by County Line Magazine, the marina offers a swimming area, clubhouse, fishing areas, sand volleyball, hot tub, game room, horseshoe pits, and more. It also houses a convenience store known for their hot and fresh pizza and cold beer. The convenience store also offers self-service gas and diesel, full-service propane, all major convenience items, a fishing tackle section, live bait, and RV supplies. Barefoot Bay is home to 40 covered wet slips, 79 waterfront RV spaces, 7 cabins, and a wide boat ramp. With plenty of naturally shaded sites including picnic tables and BBQ grills, it is the premiere Marina in the area… and the only waterfront RV park on Lake Bob Sandlin that offers nightly, weekend, monthly, and annual rentals.
Address: 5244 FM 1520 Pittsburg TX 75686 | Get Directions
Public Access Boat Ramps on Lake Bob Sandlin
Find the most popular public access spots on Lake Bob Sandlin
Public Ramp 1 - Titus County
The Public Ramp 1 – Titus County Freshwater Supply District is located Northwest of the dam, adjacent to the Titus County Freshwater Supply District office. From Texas 271 South of Mt. Pleasant and North of Pittsburg, turn West on FM 3417. Turn South on SW 37th St, take the first right, then turn right again to the ramp. Public Ramp 1 is a concrete boat ramp that is open all year and no fee is required for use. There are also picnic areas, camping, restrooms, and ample parking available in the area.
Highway 21 South Public Boat Ramp - Camp County
Highway 21 South Public Boat Ramp is located on the South shore at mid-lake. Go West from Pittsburg to Texas 21, go North 3.6 miles and turn left to the ramp before the bridge. The ramp is unimproved but is free to use.
Phone (Operated by Camp County): (903)-856-3845
Boat Ramp - Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Hwy 21 Bridge North (Boat Ramp at Lake Bob Sandlin) is located on the north shore at mid-lake. Go West from Pittsburg to Texas 21 and turn North. Cross the bridge and look for the ramp on the left. The ramp is unimproved but is free to use.
Phone (Operated by Titus County): (903)-572-2351
One of the most respected fishing destinations in the state of Texas!
Along with being rich in history, wildlife, and nature… as well as being a massive camping destination, Lake Bob Sandlin is also acclaimed as one of the most respected fishing destinations in the state of Texas! Offering many quality options when pursuing sportfish, Bass and Catfish are the most abundant species in Lake Bob Sandlin; the largest on record being a 55lb Catfish and a 14lb Largemouth Bass, although the record holder above all other species is an 82lb Smallmouth Buffalo caught in 2012. With tournaments such as the annual “Crappiefest,” the ASA/TEXO Bass Open, Texas High School Bass Association, Team Bass, East Texas Kayak Fishing Club – Tourney X, American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open, among others… Lake Bo
If fishing isn’t your calling, maybe boating is? With over 9400 acres… there’s plenty of lake for you to take a relaxing ride around, or for thrills… we have plenty of tubers, skiers, and slalom skiers you could join. Perhaps, take a ride over to Barefoot Bay Marina, grab a pizza and dock for their weekly “Movies under the Moonlight” event, hosted every Tuesday night at 8:30pm. A favorite pastime of many boaters on Lake Bob Sandlin is to ride throughout the many coves and bays on the lake in order to peruse all the beautiful lake homes … and there are many gorgeous ones to see (But be prepared to wave a lot… this famed East Texas lake is more than friendly)!
If you are looking for a place to visit, or buy, that isn’t over-crowded with incredibly high costs, Lake Bob Sandlin is the place to be! And with over 27 different AMAZING lake communities, it’s a must that you find the right realtor for you! With three locations and over 40 agents, Mayben Realty is more than prepared to help you find the perfect Lake Bob Sandlin home. If you have questions… we have answers! So, call us today for more information and let us help you make Lake bob Sandlin the next place you call home!
Useful Links for Lake Bob Sandlin
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Official Website: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-bob-sandlin
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LakeBobSandlinStatePark/
Barefoot Bay Marina’s Website: https://barefootbaymarina.com/home
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