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There are numerous day use facilities operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wright Patman Lake in the Texarkana vicinity. While some of the parks are open year-round, others are only open for a specified season. The different parks offer different amenities. Some charge a minimal fee while others are completely free to use.

Spillway Park is one of the day use parks. It has 21 picnic sites that have picnic tables and upright grills that are available on a first-come first-served basis from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. The sites are not equipped with electricity and water. It is a great place to fly kites. The park is split into two different sections, so contact the Wright Patman Lake Project Office for directions to both sections of the park by calling (903) 838-8781.

Malden Lake Day Use Area has a boat ramp available for a $3 fee that is collected at the park’s honor vault. The facilities for the park include picnic tables, a boat ramp that has a courtesy dock, a vault toilet and a central drinking water fountain.

Elliott Bluff has a fishing pier that was installed recently. The pier is open to the public with no fee. The area also has three picnic tables with outdoor grills for public use and a new courtesy dock. This park stands out because it is the first ADA accessible courtesy dock and fishing pier on Wright Patman Lake.

Sportsman’s Cove Special Event Area is located on the lake at the old Mallard Bay/Intake Hill area. A newly installed 60-foot by 60-foot pavilion and a pre-fabricated restroom equipped with showers and air conditioning. Plans include adding a new boat ramp and parking area. The special events area will host fishing tournaments and other special events.

To learn more about the various day use facilities or how to get to them, call (903) 838-8781.

Here is the list of other parks on Wright Patman Lake:

Cass County Park
1293 County Road 3558
Queen City, Texas

Clear Spring Park
64 Clear Spring Park
Texarkana, Texas

Malden Lake Park and Campground
Located in Maud, Texas
Off of Highway 8

Atlanta State Park
927 Park Road 42
Atlanta, Texas

Piney Point Park
Off of Highway 59 near Clear Spring Park
Texarkana, Texas

Rocky Point Park
Off of Highway 59 near Clear Spring Park
Texarkana, Texas