Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is nestled under the tall pines and along the shoreline of Lake Bob Sandlin. As such it is a perfect place to camp if you want to explore the lake, catch some fish, or just relax in this quiet and tranquil park with large spacious sites, cottages, and screened shelters.
The Park is very clean, well maintained, and has several amenities. All of the roads are paved and big rigs shouldn’t have any trouble maneuvering until they try to get into the sites, some of which are short – make sure you let the rangers know the length of your rig before you head to a site.
The lake has lots of tree stumps off the shore near the sites. Which means its good for fishing but not good for boats, swimming, or boarding.
We came to Lake Bob Sandlin State Park to explore the local area and check out Lake Bob Sandlin and explore the local area in search of some fun things to see and do. We did boat around the lake and covered most of it in a little over an hour – some good coves for boarding/skiing/tubing, some huge beautiful homes, and a party cove, which was deserted when we were there on a Thursday. Lake Bob Sandlin has a great reputation for fishing and boaters need to watch out for the stumps. Read our review of Lake Bob Sandlin.
We didn’t find much else to do in the area. Had a good Italian dinner in Winnsboro at ciboVino, an ok Mexican meal at Papa Nachos, and a great breakfast at Earls. We understand that Vaughns, near the State Park, has good fried fish.
As mentioned earlier, we didn’t have time to do as much exploring as we wanted, but here are some ideas and things to do that we heard about:
everyone said we had to have some Pittsburg Hot Links - the restaurant was closed so we bought some to cook and haven’t tried them yet
Lake Cypress Springs feeds into Lake Bob Sandlin and it’s a beautiful small lake
there is a Heritage Museum in Pittsburg
here is a link to some local golf courses
there is some interesting iron artwork in Hopewell on one of the side roads
if you like cemeteries, we saw signs for lots of them
Bottom line - if you come here you should plan on doing stuff in the campground (biking, eating, swimming, hiking, playing games, cooking some good food, etc.), or go boating and try to catch some fish, or hire a fishing guide.