9,460-acre reservoir on Big Cypress
River offers commercial marinas, fishing barges, cabins,
restaurants, boat ramps; excellent fishing for native
and Florida bass. Bob Sandlin State Park, 640 acres on
F.M. 127 and F.M. 21, offers full range of day use and
overnight camping facilities, including picnic sites,
screened shelters, trails, boat ramp and fishing pier.
A largemouth bass, 14.31 lbs. and white bass, 3.39 lbs.;
hold lake records. Information and maps at lake headquarters
off F.M. 3417 from U.S. 271 south of Mount Pleasant; also
accessible from Pittsburg. Lakes Cypress Springs and Monticello
which are immediately adjacent.
Bob Sandlin State Park
From I-30: US 271 SE 1.3 mi; FM 127 SW 10.4 mi; FM 21
SW 2 mi. From Pittsburg: Tex 11 W 5 mi; FM 21 5.5 mi.
On Lake Bob Sandlin. Wheeled camper or tent sites w/elec
& water 75. Primitive sites. Limit 14 days. Screened
shelters 14; cottages w/AC/heat 6. Dump sta, fl toilets,
showers, tables. Swim-lake; fish, boat ramp, playground,
nature trails, bicycle trails, volleyball, scenic views,
park store. For more info call 903-572-5531.
is a Texas Main Street City and in 1993 was named One
of the 100 Best Small Towns in America. Named from location
on beautifully wooded hills. In early 1900s town attracted
resort visitors to red mineral springs nearby. Today,
commercial center for farming, livestock and oil. Home
of Northeast Texas Community College, a three-county (Camp,
Morris, Titus) college; rural campus is near Chappell
enjoy access to three nearby reservoirs famed for outstanding
bass, crappie and catfish fishing: Lakes Bob Sandlin,
Monticello and Welsh. In recent years, state records for
largemouth bass have been set at two of the lakes; state
and national bass tourneys held at the other. The Kountry
Korner store at F.M. 127 & F.M. 2882 can verify large
bass caught in nearby lakes with some 2,000 photographs
displayed of bass caught weighing 7 lbs. or more.
antique shops and boutiques offer abundant shopping opportunities
from home decorating to Western wear. Many feature restaurants
and tearooms. Check with the chamber of commerce for details.
no comprehensive list of bluebird trails in Texas exist,
there is a planned 150-mile trail stretching from Texarkana
to Huntsville. Those little bird houses seen along the
roads probably house bluebirds. A guided tour can be arranged;
for information, check with the chamber of commerce.
additional information on shopping, accommodations, and
restaurants contact the Mt. Pleasant-Titus County Chamber
of Commerce at 1604 N. Jefferson.