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Lakes in Wood County, Texas 

Four County Lakes PLUS  world renowned Lake Fork


Lake Winnsboro TPWD
Lake Winnsboro ACCESS (points for boats)

Lake Hawkins RV Park (& Wood County Sandy BEACH!)

Lake Hawkins ACCESS (points for boats)

Lake Holbrook TPWD
Lake Holbrook ACCESS (points for boats)

Lake Quitman TPWD
Lake Quitman ACCESS (points for boats)


LAKE FORK

In the Counties of Wood, Hopkins & Rains



Beach in Wood County

https://lakehawkinsrvpark.com/facilities/beach/

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.

Recreational Facilities
Beach Area
Picnic Area
Boat Ramp
Fishing Pier
Volleyball Courts
Dock
Swimming

Other Amenities & Services
Ice
Restrooms
Showers
Store

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.

Full SUN
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.

Store
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:
903-769-4545
7 day cancellation policy

Location:  MAP
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.
​(903) 572-5531

CAMPGROUND DETAILS AND RESERVATIONS


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."