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Counties
Franklin, Wood
Region
Pineywoods
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Lakes
Lake Winnsboro
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Lake Winnsboro Information:
The 806 surface acre Lake Winnsboro is located on Big Sandy Creek, a tributary of the Sabine River. It was impounded in 1962, and has a maximum depth of 23 feet.  Amenities include public boat ramps, the Lake Shore Marina and RV Park, and the Lake Winnsboro North Park. Predominant fish species include largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and sunfish. The lake is located west of SH 37, 5 miles southwest of Winnsboro. TPWD Public Access Facilities Map    
 
Lake Store Marina, Restaurant and RV Park:
Amenities include a grill, a store selling live bait and other items, boat rentals, a boat ramp, an enclosed 24 hour fishing barge, 15 RV sites (2 with electricity), primitive camping, restrooms and parking. Open year round. Summer store hours: Mon-Thu, 9am-6pm; Fri-Sun, 7am-6pm. (903) 629-3214. The marina is located off SH 37 at the east end of dam at 630 CR 4890. 
 
CR 4890 Boat Ramp:
Amenities include a one lane concrete ramp with parking capacity for 30 vehicles and a picnic area. Open year round; no fees apply. The ramp is operated by Wood County, (903) 629-7317. It is located on the west side of the dam on CR 4890, off SH 37, southwest of Winnsboro.
 
CR 4864 Boat Ramp:
Amenities include a one lane concrete ramp with parking capacity for 10 vehicles and a picnic area. Open year round; no fees apply. The ramp is operated by Wood County, (903) 629-7317. It is located on CR 4864, off CR 4860 on the west side of the lake.
 
CR 4847 Boat Ramp:
Amenities include a one lane concrete ramp with parking capacity for 30 vehicles and a picnic area. Open year round; no fees apply. The ramp is operated by Wood County, (903) 629-7317. It is located on CR 4847, off CR 4870 on the upper end of the lake.
 
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 - TEXAS PRAIRIES AND PINEYWOODS EAST BIRDING TRAIL:
Mt. Vernon Loop: Tira, Sulphur Springs, Cooper, Talco, Mount Vernon, Winfield, Winnsboro
Bird Checklist for Pineywoods of Eastern Texas
Northeast Texas Bird Checklist
Wood County Bird Checklist with Photos
Franklin County Bird Checklist with Photos
 
Fishing Lake Winnsboro:
Common fish species include largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish. No free maps are available. Current Survey Report  Lake Records  Stocking History  TPWD Public Access Facilities Map
 
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. Rules for Certified Hand Held Scales
 
Bob Woodruff Guide Service: 
Bob offers guided fishing trips on Lake Fork, Lake Welsh, Lake Winnsboro, Lake Quitman, Lake Gilmer, Lake Bob Sandlin, and Lake Hawkins. (903) 967-2665. 3371 N. FM 14, Quitman, TX 75783. Email