Contact Information

Wright Patman Lake
Fort Worth District Map
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Wright Patman Lake Office
64 Clear Springs Park
Texarkana, TX 75501

Email Address

Hours: M-F 8am - 4:30pm
Phone:  (903) 838-8781
Fax:  (903) 832-6396

Camping Reservations:
1-877-444-6777

Emergency : 911

Bowie County Sheriff's Department: (903) 798-3149

Cass County Sheriff's Department: (903) 756-7511

Texas Forest Service: (903) 756-5571

 

LINKS

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Welcome to Wright Patman Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District welcomes you to Wright Patman Lake, located near Texarkana, Texas. Our mission: supply water to the city of Texarkana and to provide flood control for the Sulphur and Red River. Camping, fishing, hunting, boating, and hiking are just the beginning of the activities available in the parks and other public lands.

Lake Elevation/Gate Opening Information
Wright Patman Lake
25 JUN 2016
Current Elevation Normal ElevationCurrently Releasing
248.34 227.02 (Seasonal Pool) 9796 cfs
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Special Restrictions for Bow Fishing: Bow fishing will not be allowed within 600 feet of a developed park, roadway, fishing pier, fishing platform or at any other areas posted at the project. Bow fishing is prohibited within the stilling basin and emergency spillway areas with no exceptions. Bow fishing will be allowed in those areas east of US Highway 59 below the spillway on the Sulphur River and in remote locations on Wright Patman Lake.

The Recreation.gov website has an entirely new look with features including simplified search capabilities, enhanced content and streamlined Google maps.  Visitors to the website can now do much more than make reservations for camping, tours and tickets at federal facilities.  The Corps has almost 30,000 reservable campsites in Recreation.gov and there is a wealth of information about Corps water resources projects.  More details on the new features added to the Recreation.gov website may be found under the “New Look! New Features!” Tab located at the top right hand corner of Recreation.gov home page.  We hope you take some time to explore the new Recreation.gov website, and better yet, we hope you find some great new places to get out and Explore Your America!  http://www.recreation.gov

Facility Closure Report:

We are currently seeking volunteer positions at Wright Patman Lake. We have 1 volunteer position at Rocky Point Park and 1 volunteer position at Malden Lake Park. If you are interested in being a volunteer at Wright Patman Lake please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 903-838-8781 X 108. Please visit the volunteer opportunities page on this website for more information regarding each vacant volunteer position.

 

Dam road is Closed to the public for access from FM 2148, to access the Project Office or the Dam area please use the access road off of U.S. Highway 59.

Lower Spillway Park Closed.

Sportman's Cove Special Event Area is Closed due to Flooding.

All Hunting Access roads are Closed for season due except Black Point, Mudd Lake, and WP 32 and WP 34. Hunters and Fishermen please use Extreme Caution at other primitive park locations and boat access points due to high water levels from flooding.

Clear Springs Park is due to Open June 30, 2016. This will be D and E Sections, C12 and C13.

Clear Springs ATV Area Closed for the Season.

Big Creek ATV Area Closed for the Season.

Elliott Bluff Closed due to Flooding.

The direct road to Clear Springs Campground has been closed due to high water. Traffic to and from the park has been detoured and signage has been installed along the detoured route.

Herron Creek Boat Ramp is Closed due to Flooding.

Oak Park Open for Season.

North Shore Park is Closed due to Flooding.

Boat Ramp 3 is Closed due to Flooding.

Piney Point Campground is Open, Some Sites will Remain Closed due to Flooding.

Piney Point (Boat Ramp 1) Open.

Rocky Point Park Closed due to Flooding.

Malden Lake Park Day Use Closed.

Malden Lake Park Camground is due to Open July 15, 2016.

 

New Extension Policy beginning March 1, 2016.

Extensions may be granted, in a maximum of 14 day increments, year round, and must be requested at the park gatehouse on the 14th day.

Length of stay will be determined base on the camping unit, not the customer name.

Reservations made through the Recreation.gov Call Center, Recreation.gov website, or at the park gatehouse will be limited to 14 days during any 30 consecutive day period. "Stacking" of reservations (consecutive back-to-back reservations for the same camping unit and/or household exceeding the 14 day limit) is not allowed, and is subject to a citation under 36 CFR 327.7b.

Customers that have been camped in the park longer than 14 days prior to a season change will be required to leave all Corps campgrounds on Wright Patman Lake for a period of 14 days.

Recreation Season (1 March-31 October)

Length of stay, including extensions, may NOT exceed 42 days during any 60 consecutive day period.

Customers wishing to stay longer than 14 days, must be granted an extension and are required to move to a site located in a designated extension area within each park.

Unties that have been camped in the park longer than 14 days prior to Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day holidays, must be leave the campground the Friday prior to the holiday.

Winter Season (1 November-29 February)

Length of stay, including, extensions, may be granted for the entire winter season (120 days).

Park Extensions Areas (All other sites limited to 14 days)

Rocky Point: A section

Piney Point: All sites except A32-A34, A36, A37, A39, A41, A43, and A45

Clear Springs Park: A section, C sectioin, D section, and E section.

Malden Lake Park: All sites except P4, P5, P9, H7, H9, H11, H12, H14, H18, and H21.

ATTENTION ALL ANGLERS VISITING WRIGHT PATMAN LAKE AND DAM BIGHEAD CARP HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED TO BE IN THE WATERS OF THE SULPHUR RIVER BELOW WRIGHT PATMAN DAM. IT IS CRUCIAL TO THE SURVIVIAL OF ALL NATIVE FISHES THAT THESE INVASIVE SPECIES ARE NOT TAKING LIVE FROM THE LAKE OR SULPHUR RIVER, AND THAT BAIT FISH CAUGHT ON THE SULPHUR RIVER ARE NOT TAKEN LAKESIDE LIVE. PLEASE SEE THE LINKS BELOW TO HELP FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THESE FISHES AND ALSO READ THE ARTICLE FROM TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/?req=20120103d

http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=551

http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?speciesID=549

 

 

 

This site last updated on March 23, 2016