Lake Bob Sandlin State Park started its life as a heavily wooded landscape, populated for countless generations by the Caddo people. Beginning in the 1860s, French and Spanish people began settling these lands, during which time they maintained peaceful relations with the Caddo. With the influx of European settlers, the Caddo people moved off the land and the land was officially procured by the Republic of Texas. In 1979, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) officially acquired the land, and the park was officially opened in 1987.
If you are looking for a good set of trails for you and your canine, Lake Bob Sandlin State Park offers over three miles of pristine forest trails. These trails are also friendly towards cyclists, so make sure to stay aware of your surroundings when enjoying your hikes. An interactive trail map is available at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park's official Texas.gov website.
There are 75 different campsites sprinkled over Lake Bob Sandlin State Park's 639 acres. These campsites all have water and electricity and are in within walking distance to one of several public restrooms and shower facilities. If roughing it is more your speed, there are "primitive" camping areas also available for both you and your canine. In case of emergencies of discomfort (not everyone enjoys camping au natural), there are also 20 heated and air-conditioned camping shelters.
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park hosts programs year round, ranging from nature preservation courses to introductory wildlife tracking. Information on all these courses is available on the park's official website, as well as inside of the main entrance's gift shop.
While Lake Bob Sandlin State Park doesn't host a dog-specific area, they make sure you let visitors know that this is a canine-friendly area. Dogs are allowed on all public paths, as well as the Lake Bob Sandlin shoreline. Lashes are required at all times.