Atlanta State Park in Atlanta, Texas, sits on the shores of Wright Patman Lake in the northeast corner of the state. Full of tall pine trees and year-round beauty, Atlanta State Park is a beautiful place to spend time outdoors. On the lake, visitors can engage in fishing, swimming, boating, and water skiing. The reservoir has over 20,000 acres of water and contains a variety of fish including largemouth bass, three types of catfish, crappie, sunfish, and white bass. If you choose to swim at the park, it is at your own risk, since there is no lifeguard on duty.
On land inside the park, visitors may walk or hike, camp, picnic, geocache, bike, or observe birds and other wildlife. There are almost five miles of trails to choose from, including a .8-mile nature trail. The campground has 58 reservable campsites, all equipped with water and electricity, and 14 of which are equipped with sewer hookups. The campground also offers an amphitheater and a picnic pavilion that can be reserved for group events.
Just as with any other state park in Texas, pets are not allowed inside any of the buildings. Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet in length at all times. Dogs may disturb wildlife or may become injured if allowed to run off. If you’re hiking with your dog, always bring enough water for yourself and your pet and be wary of snakes or other hazards on trails.
Always come prepared with your own waste bags and always clean up after yourself and your pet. Be respectful of posted rules and other visitors; never bring aggressive dogs or unvaccinated puppies, or allow your dog to be a nuisance to other visitors. If you’re in northeast Texas, Atlanta State Park is a great place to bring your furry loved ones for a day or longer, and enjoy all the beauty of the great outdoors.