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Lakes in Wood County, Texas
Four County Lakes PLUS world renowned Lake Fork
In the Counties of Wood, Hopkins & Rains
Beach / Day Use
Open 8 am to dark
$5/person* (Cash, credit card, Apple Pay accepted)
Children 4 and under are free
* $10 per person for HOLIDAYS and holiday weekends (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day). We reserve the right to shut the gate at any time due to capacity limits.
Come enjoy one of the most incredible white-sand beaches and some of the clearest water in the Pineywoods of Northeast Texas at beautiful Lake Hawkins.
No need to call and reserve a day pass. Just show up and pay at check-in window.
Other Amenities & Services
No dogs, grills or glass on the sandy beach
NO dogs on beach. They are welcome to play and swim on the grassy area by0 the boat ramp.
Keep grills on grass. Also, a grilling station with several grills are available on parking lot side of the beach area.
Might wanna bring a canopy or umbrella. There is NO shade on the beach area, so it’s easy to get too much sun during the hot Texas summer. Please canopies away from the water’s edge so people can watch their children.
If you forget anything, we do have a fully-stocked store at the check-in office with sunblock, sun umbrellas, t-shirts, candy, ice cream, drinks, floaties, etc.
LAKE HAWKINS RV PARK
Call for Reservations:
7 day cancellation policy
156 County Road 3455
Hawkins, TX 75765
Check-in: 1 PM
Check-out: 12 Noon
Office Hours: 9 am to close
HIKING AT LAKE BOB SANDLIN TRAILS
341 State Park Road 2117, Pittsburg, TX 75686
The Lake has a Texas state park, with cabins for rent.
Cabins and primitive camp sites, hiking and mountain bike trails, and pavillion with Lake access. Wood County has four county lakes, plus Lake Fork, and in the far northeastern corner, a portion of Lake Bob Sandlin, just east of its sister lake, Lake Cypress Springs. The lake lies in Titus, Camp, and Franklin Counties.
Just north of Winnsboro is a Texas Parks and Wildlife state park, Ft. Sherman, at Lake Bob Sandlin, operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Entry fees into the park are $4, for anyone 13 and older, and children 12 and under are free.” Location Park Map (click here)
Ft. Sherman History Days
Ft. Sherman at Lake Bob Sandlin
In 2019, the public was invited to experience history at Ft. Sherman History Days.
Visitors experienced the early 1800s from authentic fur trappers, spinsters, settlers and Buffalo Soldiers. Fort Sherman was commissioned in 1838 and was essential to the founding of local communities, such as Mount Pleasant, Pittsburg, Mount Vernon and Winnsboro. This event was good for all ages. Despite the weather earlier in the day, the afternoon was filled with scattered sunshine and winds throughout the tall bellowing pines and hardwoods. All displays were inside the local cabin shelters. Many brought their whole family out to sit by the campfire and learn about the beginnings of East Texas as we know it today. The schedule included various demonstrations, a ranger-led historical hike, and a cemetery tour."