Fun Activities At Lake Bob Sandlin In Texas

By Hubert Miles

Lake Bob Sandlin is a 9400 acre lake located in East Texas. The State Park covers 639 acres of wooded terrain along the shore of the lake. This land was originally settled by the Caddoan people from as early as 200 B.C. to the 1700's.

During the French and Spanish explored the area and built relationships with the Caddo, Choctaw, Cherokee, and Kickapoo Native Americans in the late'th to early'th century. Today the area is mainly used for farming, ranching, and recreation.

Lake Bob Sandlin is now best known for its recreational activities and fishing. Largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie are just some of the species of fish the lake. Activities like water skiing and wakeboarding are popular among boaters, while hiking, camping, and mountain biking are popular activities off the water.

Nature lovers and bird watchers will find an abundance of wildlife and birds that can be visible year round. Eagles can be spotted flying through the area during the wintertime.

Lake Bob Sandlin was impounded in'77 and is located southwest of Mount Pleasant, Texas. The lake has a maximum depth of about 65 feet and raises and falls about 2-3 feet each year. Water clarity is moderate with about 2 to 4 feet of visibility.

There are many real estate opportunities available around the lake including lakefront and lake view homes. Many homes feature docks and boat houses. The homes around the lake are generally considered to be second homes but some are occupied year round.

The Peninsulas is a great choice if you are looking for a custom or luxury home in a gated community. With a 24 hour manned security house, this gated community features 163 of the best acres along the lake. The amenities include a member's only private beach, a swimming pool, docks, and a lounge area. Golfers, there are several public and private golf courses within thirty miles of the lake. - 30558

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