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Lake Bob Sandlin Texas State Park
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Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Information:
This 639 acre park is located on the north shore of Lake Bob Sandlin, in far northeast Texas near Daingerfield State Park. Evidence has been found of the prehistoric Caddoan people who occupied East Texas from 200BC to 1700. The French and Spanish moved in and out of the area, establishing relations with the Caddo Indians. The Choctaw, Cherokee, and Kickapoo moved into East Texas in the late 18th to early 19th century. Fort Sherman was established in or near the park in 1841. The Fort Sherman Cemetery is located within the park. The park is surrounded by sweet gum, hickory, maple and other hardwood trees, and is a nesting ground for wintering Bald Eagles. Fall foliage colors are stunning. Lake Bob Sandlin offers excellent bass fishing as do most east Texas lakes. Park entrance and camping fees apply. For more information, watch the Park Video
 
Lake Bob Sandlin Information:
The lake was formed by constructing the Fort Sherman Dam on Big Cypress Creek on the border of Titus and Camp Counties. 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 6 miles southwest of Mount Pleasant, and six miles northwest of Pittsburg, Texas.  
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Big Cypress Creek:
The creek rises near the Hopkins County line in southeastern Franklin County and flows southeast for 60 miles to its mouth on Big Cypress Bayou, 3 miles west of Jefferson, Texas in Marion County. The creek forms the boundary line between Camp and Titus, Camp and Morris, and Morris and Upshur Counties. The creek is dammed on the border of Camp and Titus Counties forming Lake Cypress Springs, Lake Bob Sandlin, and the Monticello Reservoir. The Bayou portion is dammed in Marion County forming Lake O’ the Pines, and then flows 34 miles to Caddo Lake.  
 
Historic Fort Sherman Cemetery:
A chain link fence surrounds the cemetery. Old Fort Sherman was established in 1839. (903) 572-0156. From the entrance of Bob Sandlin State Park drive 0.4 miles to an intersecting Park Road. Turn right at the stop sign and drive 0.5 miles to the parking lot area. The cemetery is located 0.1 mile on the right.
 
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Directions:
From Mount Vernon, exit IH-30 onto SH 37 south of Mount Vernon and drive 0.8 miles to FM 21. Then turn left on FM 21 and drive 11.2 miles to the park entrance.
 
From Pittsburg,go approximately 7 miles north on U.S. 271. Go west on FM 3417 to FM 127. Go left on FM 127 to FM 21. Take FM 21 south and follow the signs to the park.