Wright Patman Lake

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Wright Patman Lake is located 10 miles southwest of Texarkana, in Bowie and Cass counties. The lake is 18, 994 surface acres, with an average maximum depth of 40 feet. Aquatic vegetation covers less than 10% of the lake’s total surface area. Dominant species include chara, American lotus, black willow, and buttonbush. Structural habitat consists of inundated timber, brush, creek channels, and riprap. Submerged aquatic vegetation is coverage is low, however high densities of emergent and floating plants are present.

White bass and hybrid striped bass are two very popular sportfishes at Wright Patman. There is an abundance of both species with high numbers of quality-size fish available for harvest. White bass are native to the Sulphur River system; hybrid stripers have been stocked to enhance fishing opportunities. Crappie are also popular at Wright Patman, with large numbers of legal-size fish available. Both white and black crappie are present; white crappie dominates. Channel and blue catfish are both present, with high densities of quality size fish. Flathead catfish offer an additional angling experience. Largemouth bass are moderately abundant with good numbers of legal-size fish. Bluegill and redear sunfish also offer good fishing opportunities. All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Ramps and Marinas

A1: Malden Lake

  • Located on the north shore adjacent to the Sulphur River channel. Take Texas Highway 8 south from Maud, go 2.5 miles and turn left before crossing bridge. Park is on east side of bridge.
  • Ramp handles boats of all sizes
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers (903) 838-8781

A2: Herron Creek

  • Located on the north shore adjacent to the Sulphur River channel. Take Texas Highway 8 south from Maud for 2 miles. Turn left (east), then take the first right and follow the road to its end.
  • Ramp handles boats of all sizes
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers (903) 838-8781

A3: Berry Farm Park

  • Located on the north shore at mid-lake. Take Texas Highway 8 south of Maud, turn east on FM 2624 and travel approximately 3 miles. Then turn south and go to the end of the road.
  • Ramp will handle boats of all sizes
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers (903) 838-8781

A4: Kelly Creek Marina

  • Located on the north shore at Kelly Creek. Take Texas Highway 8 south of Maud, turn east on FM 2624 and continue east until road forks. Turn south and travel to the end of this road.
  • Ramp handles boats of all sizes
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (903) 585-5453

B1: Big Creek Marina

  • Located on the north lake shore on the south side of Big Creek. Take FM 991 south from Redwater. Cross bridge, take first left and follow the road to its end.
  • Ramp handles boats of all sizes
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (903) 585-2357

B2: Clear Springs

  • Located on the north shore at the lower end of the lake. Go south on FM 2148, 3.5 miles west of Texarkana. Take the first right and then the second left, follow road to end.
  • Ramp handles boats of all sizes
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers (903) 838-8781

B3: North Shores

  • Located on the north shore near the dam. Take US 67 southwest from Texarkana to FM 2148. From there, take the third right and then the first left to the ramp
  • Ramp handles boats of all sizes
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers (903) 838-8781

B4: Intake Hill

  • Located on the north shore near the dam. Take US 67 from Texarkana to FM 2148. Turn south, then take the third right turn. Follow road approximately 1.5 miles to ramp.
  • Ramp handles boats of all sizes
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers (903) 838-8781

C1: Cass County Park

  • Located on the south shore at mid-lake. Take US 59 north from Queen City for 5 miles. Turn left on CR 3558 (first county road after FM Road 2327) and follow the signs to park.
  • Bank fishing access
  • Ramp handles boats of all sizes
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by Cass County (903) 756-5701

C2: Rocky Point

  • Located south of the dam. Turn west off US 59 and follow the signs. The ramp is located 2.5 miles north of FM 3129.
  • Concrete ramp
  • Access fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers (903) 838-8781

C3: Piney Point

  • Take US 59 to south side of dam. Ramp is located 2.5 miles north of FM 3129. Turn left and follow signs.
  • Concrete boat ramp
  • Access fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers (903) 838-8781

D1: Overcup Landing

  • Located uplake near the Sulphur River channel. Take Texas Highway 8 north out of Douglassville, go approximately 3 miles and turn left.
  • Ramp handles boats of all sizes
  • No fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers (903) 838-8781

D2: Jackson Creek

  • Located on the south shore at Jackson Creek. Take Texas 77 northwest from Atlanta. Turn right on FM 2791 at Midway and continue north for approximately 5 miles.
  • Ramp handles boats of all sizes
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers (903) 838-8781

D3: Atlanta State Park

  • Located on the south shore at mid-lake. Take FM Road 96 out of Queen City 6.5 miles to FM 1154. Turn right and go 1.6 miles to park entrance.
  • Two ramps, one 1-lane and one 2-lane. Courtesy dock available at larger ramp.
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. (903) 796-6476
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