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      Smitty’s East Texas Fishing Guide charters you to the excellent sport fishing at Lake Bob Sandlin. This lake is another one of my favorites.

      Lake Bob Sandlin / Fishing Guide Charter Service

      Smitty’s East Texas Fishing Guide service leads you to the best fishing spots in area lakes like Lake O the Pines, Martin Creek Lake, Lake Fork and Lake Bob Sandlin.

      Chuck ‘Smitty’ Smith is an expert fishing guide on Lake Bob Sandlin.  He has been bass fishing on this East Texas Lake for about 20 years  and knows it intimately. Chuck learned all the bass fishing tricks peculiar to this lake and moved into pro status with tournament angling with Media Team Bass, Bud Light and corporate tournaments.

      This East Texas lake lies in Titus, Camp, and Franklin Counties, with a small part in the northeast corner of Wood County. The park covers 641 acres of land on the northern shore of the lake in Titus County about 10 miles southwest of Mount Pleasant.

      Campgrounds with hookups, covered shelters, fishing pier on the lake, boat ramp.
      Hiking, picnicking, fishing (Permit), boating (Permit), water-skiing, swimming. The lake offers many species of fish, including Florida bass and channel catfish.

      Where East Meets West

      Two ecoregions meet here on the shore of Lake Bob Sandlin in northeast Texas. The result: massive trees, tall grasses and a fascinating mix of plants and animals. The fishing is pretty good, too!

      Things to Do

      This lakeside park offers fun on water and land. Swim, fish, paddle and boat on the 9,000-acre lake. Or picnic, hike, camp, geocache, mountain bike and nature watch under the trees. Visit in autumn to see spectacular fall foliage.

      Bring your group for a picnic by the lake at our pavilion.

      Review our water safety tips before your visit.


      Fish in the lake from shore, pier or boat. Or try your luck at the stocked Trout Pond or Brim Pond. Anglers here catch largemouth bass, catfish and crappie.

      The park has a boat ramp, a lighted fishing pier and a fish cleaning station. We also rent kayaks.

      You do not need a fishing license to fish from shore or pier in a state park (you will need a license to fish from a boat).


      Explore 3.3 miles of wooded trails on bike or foot. View our Interactive Trails Map, or download the Trails Map (PDF).

      Overnight stays

      Choose from 75 campsites with water and electricity, or set up your tent at a primitive camping areas.

      If you prefer a roof over your head, reserve one of 20 screened or air-conditioned and heated shelters.


      We need your help! Learn how to become a volunteer or park host by asking at headquarters, or check our Volunteer page for current opportunities.


      Browse the gift shop at the front office to find the perfect souvenir. We have clothes, snacks and souvenirs for all ages. We also sell some basics like fire starters, bug spray, ice and more. Firewood is also available.

      Ranger Programs

      The park leads a variety of programs and events. We offer tours and nature walks on most weekends. Check our Events page for the schedule. Contact the park for special tours or field trips.


      Become a Junior Ranger!

      Area Attractions

      We are located close to Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon and Pittsburg, with access to restaurants, shopping and more.

      You can also visit the Governor Hogg Shrine in Quit­man, Lake Monticello, Lake Cypress Springs and the Ezekiel Airship in Pittsburg.

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