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Lake Quitman
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Lake Quitman Information:
The 814 surface acre Lake Quitman was impounded in 1962 on Dry Creek, a tributary of the Lake Fork of the Sabine River. The maximum lake depth is 25 feet. The maximum lake depth is 25 feet. Amenities include a marina, two small stores, a gas dock, boat ramps, campsites, picnic tables, a playground, and restrooms. The lake is located 4 miles north of Quitman, Texas. 
Lake Quitman Location Map
Lake Quitman TPWD Lake Quitman Public Access Facilities Map
 
Dry Creek:
The creek rises six miles west of Winnsboro, Texas and two miles north of FM 515 in Wood County. It flows for 15 miles to its mouth on Lake Fork Creek, a mile south of Quitman.
 
The Marina at Lake Quitman:  
Amenities include a café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, RV campsites with water and electric hookups, restrooms, boat slips and courtesy dock, a gas dock, and a store selling ice, bait and tackle, drinks and food. (903) 878-7473. 1450 CR 1416, Quitman, Texas 75783.
 
Lake Quitman Park:
Amenities include 12 RV sites (8 with electricity), tent camping, restrooms, picnic tables, BBQ grills, and boat ramps. A store sells ice, groceries, bait and other items, and offers boat rentals. (903) 763-4411. From SH 37, take SH 154 west for 0.4 miles to FM 2966. Go north on FM 1966 for 4.8 miles. Go east on Lake Quitman Road for 0.9 miles.  Sabine River Authority Email 
 
East Dam Boat Ramp:
Amenities include a picnic area, restrooms, and a single lane concrete ramp with a parking capacity of 30. Open year round; no fees apply. The Wife’s Marina & Hank’s Smokehouse were located here. The boat ramp is operated by Wood County. (903) 878-7226. The boat ramp is located on the east side of the dam on CR 1416, off CR 2966 north of Quitman.
 
West Dam Boat Ramp & Camping:
Amenities include a one lane concrete boat ramp with a parking capacity of 5, picnic areas, restrooms and camping. Open all year; no fees apply. This area is operated by Wood County. (903) 878-7226. The boat ramp is located on the west side of the dam, off CR 2966, north of Quitman.
 
North Dam Boat Ramp:
Amenities include a one lane concrete ramp, a parking capacity 3, and picnic tables. Open all year; no fees apply. The boat ramp is operated by Wood County. (903) 878-7226. The ramp is located on the north end of the lake on CR 1460, off CR 2966, north of Quitman.
 
Learn to Camp at Texas Parks & Wildlife State Parks' Outdoor Family Camping Workshops:
Theseworkshops are family camping sessions designed to teach camping skills to those who do not know how to camp; everything is provided from tent to broom. Gear includes a coffee pot, dishes, cooking pots, a camp stove, a battery operated fan and lantern, air mattresses, and a tent. Basic skills taught include pitching a tent, making a campfire, cooking on a propane camp stove, geocaching and using a GPS. Wildlife viewing, fishing and kayaking are available depending on the park and its facilities. After making reservations, families will be sent a packet of information which includes a grocery list. Those interested in this program may sign up for E-Mail Updates on Currently Scheduled Workshops. (512) 389-8903.  Calendar
 
Birding Wood County:
Texas Birds Checklist
Bird Checklist for Pineywoods of Eastern Texas
Northeast Texas Bird Checklist
Easter Texas Pineywoods Woodpeckers Checklist
 
Texas Wildflowers:
Due to budget constraints, TX-DOT no longer maintains a website offering spring wildflower sightings. Information is available at the Texas Highways Magazine.
 
Fishing Lake Quitman:
Common fish species include largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, bluegill, and redear sunfish. There are no free maps available.
Current Lake Quitman Survey Report 
Lake Quitman Fish Body Records 
Lake Quitman Stocking History
 
ShareLunker Program, Largemouth Bass:
The ShareLunker program began in 1986 as a way to improve Texas’ largemouth bass population by selectively breeding trophy fish. It is limited to largemouth bass weighing 13 pounds or more. Fish must be weighted on certified or legal for trade scales. Possession of the live fish must be transferred to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department representative within 12 hours after capture. Since the program’s inception, more than 400 largemouth bass have been donated from 55 public reservoirs and more than a dozen private lakes. As the program grew it became apparent that a new fish hatchery that was specifically tailored to the program was needed. Specifications called for the facility to be built within 50 miles of Lake Fork, because the majority of big fish are caught there. In 1998 the Edwin L. Cox, Jr., Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Texas was completed. Call (903) 681-0550. 24 hour pager: 1-888-784-0600.  Official Weigh and Holding Stations