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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, fishing and hunting. 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 the remaining ordnance. 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. Current Lake Level  TPWD Public Access Facilities Map    
 
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 Fish Stocking History 
 
Lake 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.