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Pat Mayse Lake Information:
The 5,490 surface acre Lake Pat Mayse is located on Sanders Creek, a tributary of the Red River. The lake was impounded in 1967. It has a maximum depth of 55 feet. Several parks offer camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, and fishing. Predominant fish species include largemouth bass, white crappie, sunfish, striped bass, channel and flathead catfish. The lake lands are managed for upland game and white tail deer, and are open for public hunting. Game species include deer, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, cottontail rabbit, raccoon, and fox. Fur bearers such as opossum, beaver, mink, skunk, and nutria are also present. The lake area also is a resting and feeding habitat for migratory waterfowl. A few miles north of the project area are the famed Red River Bottoms where waterfowl congregate in great numbers. The lake area was a military artillery range in the 1940s. Please do not touch any remaining ordnance you might find. The dam is located approximately 1 mile south of the town of Chicota, four miles northwest of Powderly and 12 miles north of Paris, Texas. From Paris, go 15 miles north on U.S. 171. Go three miles west on FM 206.
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Pat Mayse Wildlife Management Area Information:
This 8,925 acre Wildlife Management Area is located on the Pat Mayse Reservoir. Habitat consists of marsh areas, upland oak woodlands, and bottomland hardwood near Sanders Creek. The three permanently flowing streams on the WMA include Sanders Creek, Craddock Creek and Sand Branch Creek. Amenities include three limited access ponds (10 acres, 20 acres, and 5 acres), an ADA compliant trail through the marsh, an ADA compliant waterfowl viewing deck and anADA compliant observation blind. There is no potable water. Many of the interior roads are old logging trails requiring a 4 wheel drive vehicle for navigation. ATV use is prohibited. Designated primitive campsites are available. Horseback riding is permitted. The primary use of the WMA is for Public Hunting. The WMA is open year round, except during Special Permit hunts. The WMA is located 12 miles northwest of Paris. In Paris turn north onto U.S. 271 and go about 3.5 miles to FM 1499 and turn left heading west. On FM 1499 travel approximately 11 miles to the hunter check station
Pat Mayse Wildlife Management Area Hunting Map 
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Sanders Creek:
The creek rises just south of Tigerville, northwest of Cottonwood, and south of FM 38 in western Lamar County. It flows northeast for six miles before sharply turning east for four miles and then flowing into Pat Mayse Lake. It flows out of the lake's northeastern end near the dam spillway and runs for three miles to its mouth on the Red River, just west of Arthur City.
 
Red River:
The Red River arises in two forks in the Texas Panhandle and southwestern Oklahoma. The southern and largest fork, the Prairie Dog Town Fork, is formed near Canyon, Texas by the confluence of Palo Duro Creek and Tierra Blanca Creek. The southern fork flows in a southeast direction through Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and past Newlin, Texas to the Texas/Oklahoma state line; at this point it is generally considered to be the main stem of the Red River. The South Fork joins the North Fork near Elmer, Oklahoma and proceeds to follow a winding course for 540 miles along the Texas/Oklahoma border. The Wichita River joins the Red River east of Henrietta, Texas. Near Denison the Denison Dam on the Red River forms Lake Texoma; the lake is also fed by the Washita River from the north. The Red River flows out of the southeast end of the lake and flows in a generally eastward direction to Arkansas. Muddy Boggy Creek flows into the river before the river turns south towards Texarkana. Past Texarkana the river crosses south into Louisiana. Texas towns located along the river or near the river include Hereford, Amarillo, Canyon, Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Denison and Texarkana.  Prairie Dog Fork of the Red River Fish Stocking History 
 
Lake Pat Mayse Directions:
The dam is located approximately 1 mile south of the town of Chicota, four miles northwest of Powderly and 12 miles north of Paris, Texas.From Paris, go 15 miles north on U.S. 171. Go three miles west on FM 206.