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Date Impounded - 1977 Surface area - 9,460 Acres
Location - 45 miles to Longview-Marshall; 11 miles southwest of Mt. Vernon

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Lake Bob Sandlin
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.

Lake 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.

Mount Pleasant 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 Hill.

Visitors 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.

Numerous 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.

Although 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.

For additional information on shopping, accommodations, and restaurants contact the Mt. Pleasant-Titus County Chamber of Commerce at 1604 N. Jefferson.

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