Atlanta State Park

Atlanta State Park- Lake Wright Patman. Photo credit TPWD

Atlanta State Park is located on Wright Patman Lake near Texarkana. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversaw the impoundment of the Sulphur River to create the 20,300 acre lake. Construction of the lake’s dam began in 1948 and finished in 1953. The lake was originally known as Lake Texarkana. It was renamed in the 1970s to honor Wright Patman, an East Texas congressman. The State of Texas acquired the land in 1954, and today visitors enjoy the wooded park, west-facing shorelines, and outdoor activities in the park.

The Caddo Indians, called this area home. Excavations conducted by the Smithsonian Institute produced numerous graves and artifacts.

Outdoor Recreation

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • Picnicking
  • Biking
  • Camping

Entrance Fees

  • Adult: $3 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

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