Wright Patman Lake
Welcome to Wright Patman Lake!
Wright Patman Lake is surrounded by recreational lands that include campgrounds, parks, hiking and biking trails, geocaching opportunities and fun in the great outdoors. Those who enjoy watersports such as water-skiing, paddleboarding and boating also enjoy visiting the lake.
Surrounded by hardwoods and tall Texas pines, the area is known for its wildlife, including waterfowl such as pelicans and ducks, migrating bald eagles, white-tailed deer, squirrels, wild turkeys and more. Wildlife watchers, bird watchers and hunters also flock to the area.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns and operates thousands of acres of property surrounding the lake, including boat ramps, marinas, swim beaches, campgrounds for RVs and tents, picnic areas and hiking trails. Wright Patman Lake is a year-round destination, conveniently located near Texarkana and Shreveport, Louisiana so shopping, dining and sightseeing can be easily accessed.
As a multi-purpose flood control lake, Wright Patman Lake has a storage capacity of 145,300 acre-feet and a flood control pool storage capacity of 2,509,000-acre feet. The lake covers 20,300 acres and is known for its largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, flathead catfish, crappie, sunfish and white bass. A popular destination for anglers, the lake hosts numerous fishing tournaments throughout the year.