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County
Bowie
Region
Pineywoods
Population
2010 Census - 1,057
2000 Census - 872
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Towns
Redwater, Texas
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Redwater Texas History:
In the mid-1870s, two men named Daniels and Spence were operating a sawmill in the community named Ingersoll. The Ingersoll post office was established in 1991. By 1884, the town had 50 residents. After an 1886 revival meeting resulted in 110 converts, the town residents decided a town name change was in order. Their newly completed town well drew red water so they renamed the town after the water. The post office was renamed Redwater in 1894. During World War II, the Red River Army Depot and Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant were built just north of Redwater. Redwater is located on Lake Wright Patman at the intersections of U.S. 67 (Redwater Boulevard), FM 991 (Red River Road South) and FM 3098 (Longhorn Road), approximately 15 miles south of the Oklahoma border, 19 miles southeast of New Boston, 13.5 miles southwest of Texarkana, 26.6 miles northwest of Atlanta State Park and Atlanta, 29.8 miles northwest of Bloomburg, 43.8 miles northeast of Daingerfield and Daingerfield Lake State Park, and 29 miles northeast of Linden, Texas.  
 
Redwater Community Center & City Hall:
This reservable center features a kitchen and tables and chairs. It is available free of charge on a first come, first served basis; a $25 returnable deposit is required. 120 Redwater Boulevard West, Redwater, TX 75573. (903) 671-2775. Email
 
Birding - TEXAS PRAIRIES AND PINEYWOODS EAST BIRDING TRAIL:
Texarkana Loop:  Atlanta, Texarkana 
Texas Bird Checklist with Photos
Bird Checklist for Pineywoods of Eastern Texas
Northeast Texas Bird Checklist
Bowie County Bird Checklist with Photos
Atlanta State Park Bird Checklist

Mosquito Information:
The months of April through October are the worst months for mosquitoes. Rub yourself with Bounce Fabric Softener sheets, or with Vicks Vapor Rub or pure Mexican Vanilla. Some swear taking a daily vitamin B-1 pill works to repel mosquitoes. Mosquitoes love you when you eat bananas. Mosquitoes are also attracted to some perfumes, including perfumed shampoos. Planting Marigolds in your yard repels mosquitoes. On a picnic table try covering the bottom of a white plate with “lemon fresh” dish wash soap, or use citronella candles. Home Depot sometimes sells the candles in small metal buckets. The ThermaCell Mosquito Repellant is also quite effective in ridding small outdoor areas of mosquitos. Dynatrap Company makes a large standing electric mosquito machine that works like electric bug zappers. It is very successful at making large areas mosquito free. When purchasing mosquito repellent buy those with the ingredient N, N-diethyl-M-toluamide. The fine net clothing available from Cabela’s and other sporting goods stores is highly effective in preventing mosquito bites.
 
Redwater Community Park & Sports Complex:
Amenities include 6 lighted baseball/softball fields, a walking path, a sand volleyball court, 2 horseshoe pits, a pavilion, a playground, a concession, restrooms and ample parking. (903) 671-2775. Email
 
Sulphur River:
The 183 mile long Sulphur River rises at the junction of the North Sulphur and South Sulphur Rivers in Fannin County. The Middle Sulphur River’s rises four miles northeast of Wolfe City in northeastern Hunt County. It flows for 26 miles to its mouth on the South Sulphur River at Jim Chapman Lake (formerly Cooper Lake). The North Sulphur River flows east and southeast before reaching its mouth on the South Sulphur River two miles north of Cunningham in Lamar County, and 26 miles downstream from the Jim Chapman Lake dam. This main Sulphur River stream flows eastward where it is dammed six miles southeast of Redwater, Texas to form Wright Patman Lake. It exits Wright Patman Lake and continues east and enters Arkansas, four miles east of Domino. In Arkansas it flows east for fifteen miles to its mouth on the Red River, two miles northeast of Doddridge in southern Miller County. Fish Stocking History      
 
Wright Patman Lake Information:
The 18,994 surface acre Wright Patman Lake was formed by damming the Sulphur River. Construction began in 1948, and the lake was impounded in 1956. The lake was originally known as Lake Texarkana. In the late 1970s, the lake was renamed in honor of Wright Patman, a former East Texas congressman. The lake has 170 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 40 feet. Activities include camping, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, swimming, picnicking and wildlife viewing. The dam is located in Bowie and Cass Counties. The lake is located in Bowie, Cass, Morris, Titus and Red River Counties in the Pineywoods Region of East Texas, approximately 9 miles southwest of Texarkana, Texas. For more complete lake information, go to the Wright Patman Lake Home Page. From Houston take U.S. 59 north towards Texarkana. Go left on FM 2148 then turn left at Wright Patman Dam. Turn left onto the dam road and drive to the Wright Patman Lake Office. Lake Location Map  Current Lake Level  Wright Patman Lake Facilities Map  TPWD Public Access Facilities Map
 
Atlanta State Park Information:
This 1,475 acre park is located approximately 10 miles northwest of Atlanta in the pine forests on the south shore of Wright Patman Lake. The Caddo Indians, the most culturally advanced tribe in Texas, lived here, as evidenced by the graves, post molds from houses, and artifacts the Smithsonian Institute has unearthed. The 20,300 surface acre Wright Patman Lake has 170 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 40 feet. Park activities include swimming, fishing, hiking, boating, water skiing, biking, birding, and camping. Park entrance and camping fees apply. The park is open year round. For more complete park information, read the Park Brochure, watch the Park Video, and go to the Atlanta State Park Home Page. From U.S. 59, exit onto FM 96 west and travel 9 miles to FM 1154. Drive north 2 miles to Park Road 42. FM 1154 dead ends at Park Road 42. Park Facilities Map
 
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
 
Hunt Texas Online Connection:
More than 95% of Texas land is privately owned, making it hard for hunters to find affordable hunting opportunities. The Texas Parks and Wildlife has a huge public hunting program, and has developed a new service to help hunters find hunting places. This new service is provided free by the TPWD. It allows landowners to list available hunting leases or spots that have opened up, and allows hunters to find private hunting leases according to their preferences. 
                      
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