Lake Bob Sandlin State Park RV & Campground Guide


Nestled on Lake Bob Sandlin's shores in a heavily wooded part of Pittsburg, Texas, this state park offers a wide variety of things to do. You can fish from land or boat for bass, catfish and crappie, or rent a kayak from the park’s office and enjoy the peaceful scenery as you glide past. This state park is just off Interstate 30 and about a half-hour drive from both Mount Pleasant and Mount Vernon. Two ecosystems meet there and merge in the park's distinctive Post Oak Savannah setting, which is known for its spectacular fall foliage.

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Spring 56–77 F
Summer 73–95 F
Fall 60–85 F
Winter 37–60 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

This park is a gorgeous place to go camping all year long. If you don't have your own RV, you can rent one on RVshare.com. You won't want to miss a moment of the action at this state park and the surrounding campgrounds. 

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Campground

There are almost 100 camping sites at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, including primitive sites and options with water and electricity. Rates start at $10 a night at this campground.

• Water hookups: Yes 

• Electrical hookups: Yes 

• Sewer hookups: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Fire ring, picnic table 

Big Cypress RV Park

Many pull-thru sites for big rigs under tall shade trees are available at Big Cypress RV Park in Pittsburg, Texas. This RV campground is just 2 miles from Lake Bob Sandlin. Rates start at $35 per night, with weekly and monthly rates available, so it is easy to stay as long as you want. 

• Water hookups: Yes 

• Electrical hookups: Yes 

• Sewer hookups: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Dog runs, shade trees 

Barefoot Bay RV Resort & Marina

Spread across 20 beautiful acres, there are 79 waterfront camping spots at Barefoot Bay RV Resort & Marina. Use the boat ramp to launch your boat or rent the paddleboats or paddleboards, play sand volleyball, swim in the pool, or take a nature walk at this RV resort. Rates start at $25 per day. 

• Water hookups: Yes 

• Electrical hookups: Yes 

• Sewer hookups: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Pool, paddleboats, bikes, volleyball 

Mount Pleasant KOA

Mount Pleasant KOA is a top family-friendly RV campground in the area. Cast a line into the catch-and-release pond at this campground, or let your dog play in the dog park. You can also go swimming in the pool at Mount Pleasant KOA. Rates start at about $33 per night. 

• Electrical hookups: Yes 

• Sewer hookups: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Pool, dog park, catch-and-release pond 

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What to Do at
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Inside Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

The lake is a great place to go fishing, and it regularly yields amazingly large quantities of fish. Fifty-five-pound channel catfish, 82-pound smallmouth bass, and 14-pound largemouth bass have been pulled from the lake. In addition, you can rent kayaks, go mountain biking, play on paddleboards, and much more at this state park. It's also a great place to go hiking, and you can see a wide variety of birds and mammals during your explorations.

Outside Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

The area around Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is full of fun things to do. You can find many restaurants near the park selling fresh-caught catfish, and there are other outstanding options available. The area is also jam-packed with Northeast Texas historical attractions. 


Vaughn Catfish Restaurant on Lake Bob Sandlin

Don’t worry if the big one got away on your fishing expedition. Instead, head to this restaurant where you can eat catfish, crawfish, shrimp and quail while enjoying the lake's amazing views. 

Type: Diner

Location: 741 County Road 2920, Pittsburg, TX 75686

The Marina at Lake Cypress Springs

Start with an appetizer of jalapeno bottle caps at this restaurant where you can get salmon, catfish and other seafood options. Or, choose an Angus burger or handmade pizza. 

Type: Diner

Location: 4445 N FM 2723, Mount Pleasant, TX 75457

Fort Sherman Depot

You may have trouble deciding between the burgers, pizza and Southern-comfort-style meals at this restaurant. 

Type: Diner

Location: 2550 FM21, Pittsburg, TX 75686

Pittsburg Hot Link Restaurant

The Texas State Legislature named Pittsburgh, Texas, the Hot Link Capital of the State. At this restaurant, you can get hot links served with saltine crackers as well as hot link sandwiches and hot link chili. 

Type: Diner

Location: 136 W Marshall St., Pittsburg, TX 75686

Bistro Neuf 9

Your French favorites take on even more flavor when made with locally sourced ingredients at this locally owned restaurant. 

Type: French

Location: 123 Quitman Street, Pittsburg, TX 75686


Miss Behavin Boutique

If you love trendy clothes, shoes and accessories, then check out this boutique for women. 

Location: 124 W 2nd St, Mount Pleasant, TX 75457

Sweet Shop USA

Chocolate candy never tastes as good as when you buy it from the shop where it was made. 

Location: 1316 Industrial Road, Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455

B & S True Value Hardware & Lumber

There’s no need to fret if something breaks while on your adventure; this lumber and hardware store probably has the parts that you need to fix it, and you will want to check out their home décor. 

Location: 112 N Greer Blvd, Pittsburg TX 75686

Rustille’s Soap Shop

If you are having trouble with your skin after being in the sun or just looking for new products to try, then head to this small shop where soap and skincare products are made in-house, using natural ingredients. 

Location: 120 Quitman, Pittsburg, TX 75686

Southern Blossom Boutique

Find mommy-and-me clothes along with cute baby and toddler clothes at this boutique. 

Location: 104 Jefferson Street, Pittsburg, TX 75686


The Alamo Mission Museum of Franklin County

Set in a replica of the Alamo, history comes alive as you meet a cast of characters from throughout the state’s history. Be sure to check out their six annual festivals. 

Location: 1714 County Road 4105 SE, Mount Vernon, Texas 75457

Buard History Trail

Get a map at the Marshall Chamber of Commerce to start this driving tour to important African-American sites around the city, including Wiley College, the oldest historically African-American college west of the Mississippi, and Marshall’s Courthouse Square, where the largest Civil Rights sit-ins in Texas were held. 

Location: 110 S Bolivar St, Marshall, TX 75670

Goodman Museum

See furnishings, photographs and memorabilia at this free museum dating from the mid-1800s. 

Location: 624 N Broadway, Marshall, TX 75670

Tyler Municipal Rose Garden

Treat your senses to a stop at this garden where over 35,000 rose bushes and more than 600 varieties of roses are raised. The best months to visit are May and October. 

Location: 420 Rose Park Dr, Tyler, TX 75702

Texas State Railroad

Step aboard one of the historic cars of the Texas State Railroad for a 25-mile ride through the Piney Woods of East Texas, and you will feel like you have stepped back in time as you ride along while sipping your favorite beverage. 

Location: 789 Park Road 70, Palestine, TX 75801

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How to Get to
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

The park is located southwest of Mount Pleasant. The quickest route to the park from there is via FM 127. Take W Ferguson Road to State Park Road 2117, also known as L.B.S. Road. Continue on State Park Road for about 12 miles, then turn left into the park.

Entering Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is open daily. 

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Per person 13 and over : $4.0

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Per person 12 and under : $0.0

Youth must be accompanied by an adult

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is a great place to visit where you can go fishing, hiking and swimming. If you have been to this state park, why not post your memories to your social media feed and tag RVshare.com? RVshare would love to hear how the big one got away or how you caught a state park record fish at this location. You can also send your stories and pictures to [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Lake Bob Sandlin State Park?

Fall is the best time to visit Lake Bob Sandlin State Park. There are many redbud, maple, and dogwood trees. Their fall foliage will be on full display, and the weather will be mild.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lake Bob Sandlin State Park?

Anglers might hook bass, crappie, or catfish. You may see turtles, frogs, ducks, and herons along the shores. In the trees of Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, look out for woodpeckers, hawks, and owls.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lake Bob Sandlin State Park?

There are 75 RV campsites in Lake Bob Sandlin State Park. The sites have water, 30-amp hookups, fire pits, and picnic tables. These amenities provide added convenience for those staying inside the park.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park and what is the cost?

You do not have to reserve a site, but the campground is often sold out. So, it is a good idea to plan ahead. The park charges $18.00 a night plus an additional entrance fee.

Are pets allowed at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park?

Visitors can bring leashed or kenneled pets to Lake Bob Sandlin State Park. Dogs are not permitted on the swimming beaches. Of course, it is always important to pick up after your pets.