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Counties
Camp, Franklin, Titus
Region
Pineywoods
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Lakes
Lake Bob Sandlin
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Lake Bob Sandlin Information:  
The lake was formed by constructing the Fort Sherman Dam on Big Cypress Creek. The lake was impounded in 1977. It was originally named Lake Cherokee Trail because the former Cherokee Indian trail crossed the lake where FM 21 now crosses. The lake was later renamed after politician Bob Sandlin. The maximum lake depth is 65.5 feet. The water district’s administrative office, public restrooms, boat ramps and camping areas are located in the recreation area north of the dam. Lake facilities include three public boat ramps, Titus County Park, Lake Bob Sandlin State Park and a private marina. Titus County Park on Lake Monticello provides access to both Lake Bob Sandlin and Lake Monticello. The lake is owned and operated by the Titus County Freshwater Supply District 1. Lake Cypress Springs and Lake Monticello are separated from Lake Bob Sandlin by their respective dams. Lake Cypress Springs is located on FM 3007, on the western side of Lake Bob Sandlin. Lake Monticello is located off FM 127, on the northeast side of Lake Bob Sandlin. Lake Bob Sandlin is located 5 miles southwest of Mount Pleasant, Texas. Current Lake Level  TPWD Public Access Facilities Map 
 
Big Cypress Bayou (Creek):
The bayou is 140 miles long; it is sometimes called Big Cypress Creek. The bayou is formed in the southern part of Franklin County and flows eastward into Camp, Titus, Morris, Marion, and Harrison Counties. Five major water impoundments are located on the Bayou including Lake O' The Pines, Monticello Reservoir, Lake Cypress Springs, Lake Bob Sandlin and Caddo Lake. Lake Franklin County, a small impoundment, is located at the headwaters of the bayou. Big Cypress Bayou flows for approximately 38 miles in its upper reaches and an additional 34 miles between Lake O' The Pines and Caddo Lake. Running its entire course through a heavily forested region of northeast Texas, these upper reaches of the bayou are subject to varying water conditions and are not always suitable for recreational use. Log jams are prevalent when floating Big Cypress Bayou and may hinder navigation.