Located on the shores on Wright Patman Lake in northeast Texas, Atlanta State Park is operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Open year round, the park is shaded by towering pines and hardwoods. The park is a prime location for boating, fishing and water-skiing. There is a designated swim area, but there is no lifeguard on duty.
For those who prefer to stay on the ground rather than the water, there are opportunities for geocaching, jogging, hiking, bird watching, nature walks and wildlife watching. For those who enjoy fishing, there are two boat ramps available in the park and an easily accessible fish cleaning station.
There are 32 campsites located within the park. About half have full hook-ups (water, electric, and sewer) and half have water and electric only. These are beautiful campsites and this is a great place for camping.
Within the park are 4.8 miles of hiking trails, one of which is a .8-mile nature trail. Atlanta State Park also has a campground with 58 campsites, all of which have water and electric hookups. Fourteen of the sites also have sewer hookups available.
Groups can reserve the picnic pavilion and amphitheater for their gatherings. The park has a store that sells T-shirts, hats, souvenirs, some fishing supplies and ice. Open year-round, the park’s busiest time is during the summer months.
Amenities of Atlanta State Park include:
- RV camping
- Tent camping
- Swim beach
- Canoe rentals
- Hiking trails
- Park store
- Sand volleyball
- Boat ramp
- Fish Cleaning
- 17 sites with 50 amp service
- Full hook-up
- State parks store
- Picnic area
The park offers canoe rentals year-round and has some fishing tackle that is available for loan. Basketballs, horseshoes and volleyballs can be borrowed for use within the park. Ranger led programs include birding, geocaching and Caddo Indians. Special events and special programs are scheduled throughout the year.
Other state parks that are located nearby are Dangerfield, Lake Bob Sandlin and Caddo Lake. The Starr Family Home State Historic Site is also a short drive away.
To make reservations, call (903) 796-6476. Or visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.
The park is located at:
927 Park Road 42
Atlanta, TX 75551
- Check out time is 2 p.m. or renew permit by 9 a.m. (if available)
- Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited
- Gray water and Black water must be discharged only at dump stations
- Please use environmentally safe chemicals in sewage holding tanks
- Pets must be kept on leash. Please pick up after them
- Gathering of firewood is prohibited