Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is a park in NE Texas, located on the heavily wooded shoreline on the north side of Lake Bob Sandlin. The park offers 75 spacious campsites with water, electric, a picnic table, fire pit, and lantern hook. The park has a boat ramp, a lighted fishing pier and a fish cleaning station. You don’t need a fishing license to fish from shore or pier in a Texas state park, but you will need a license if you fish from a boat. They also rent kayaks for use in the park, and there is also a 3.3 mile hiking trail, a swimming area, and a dump station.
There are few lakeview camping sites, but the park has lots of trees, which provides more privacy. and the campsites are arranged in loops which add to privacy. There is only one bathroom in each of the two camping areas, so they are not conveniently located for many campers. There is a playground somewhere, but I never saw it. The park seems overgrown in brush, and looks unkempt. Maybe they don’t sell weedeaters in Texas. I don’t know.
One major complaint people have is the reported site lengths don’t seem to match up. It appears someone has done some creative measurement. I had to park on the edge of the pad to get out of the road. Be safe, and add a few feet to the site length,
This would be a very nice park if they would clear out a few trees and a bunch of brush, add a couple more bathrooms, and maybe put a playground somewhere convenient.
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, 341 State Park Road 2117, Pittsburg, Texas 75686
The park is located about 12 miles SW of Mt. Pleasant on FM 21. From Interstate 30 take Highway 37 South at Mt. Vernon. Go .8 mile, then turn left on Highway 21, and go 11.2 miles to the park entrance.