Boating at Wright Patman Lake

Wright Patman Lake has 17 boat ramps available for boaters to use while enjoying the lake. Available are 8 day use ramp facilities, 3 ramps available for campers and 6 lease areas with ramps. At Wright Patman visitors can enjoy boating activities such as general boating, fishing, skiing and knee boarding, and personal watercraft use. Remember, life jackets save lives. Always have a life jacket available and ready for all riders while enjoying the lake. ATTENTION TO ALL BOATERS VISITING WRIGHT PATMAN LAKE PLEASE CHECK YOUR BOAT MOTORS, TRAILERS, AND BOATS BEFORE LAUNCHING AT WRIGHT PATMAN RAMPS FOR AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES SUCH AS HYDRILLA AND SALVINIA, AND HELP THE STAFF AT WRIGHT PATMAN LAKE KEEP WRIGHT PATMAN BEAUTIFUL.

Water Safety?

 

Attention all boaters the summer season is upon us, remember to be safe at all times while on the lake and try to prevent heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Be sure that you have enough life jackets for all persons aboard, and that they are a proper fit as well. Check the operation of your boat before launchig, make sure that you have plenty of fuel and oil, check your engine for starting operations, check your stirring (make sure that your motor and prop move in the direction that your stirring), check your horn, check your navigation lights, check your battery for a full charge . Let someone know where you are going in case of accident; leave a plan with a relative or friend. Be sure that you have all safety equipment; fire extinguisher, throw ring or throw pillow, air horn, kill switch, a paddle, and most importantly life jackets. Enjoy your time at Lake Wright Patman but do it safely.

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.

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

 

 

Don't Let This Happen To Our Waters At Wright Patman Lake Keep Your Boats Clean!