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Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates


Pat Mayse West Campground is on the banks of its namesake lake in the Red River Basin in Lamar County, Texas. Easy access to developed park areas has made the lake a haven for families who enjoy camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreation.

Natural Features:

Pat Mayse Lake covers almost 6,000 acres and has 67 miles of shoreline. It is situated among gently rolling grasslands and mixed hardwood forests studded with mature pines. Wildlife is abundant in the surrounding area.


The lake provides excellent opportunities for boating, swimming, and fishing. Anglers will find largemouth bass, white crappie, sunfish, striped bass and channel and flathead catfish, among other species.

Hunting is a very popular activity in the area. The surrounding lands are managed for upland game and whitetail deer. Other species present include fox squirrel, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, cottontail rabbit, raccoon and fox. Opossum, beaver, mink, skunk and nutria are also present.

The lake also provides resting and feeding habitats for migratory waterfowl. A few miles north of the project area are the famed Red River Bottoms where waterfowl congregate in impressive numbers.


This year-round campground offers 88 sites, 83 of which have electric hookups. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and boat ramp.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Pay Phone
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • This area was a military artillery range in the 1940s; do not touch or handle any remaining ordnance
  • Entrance gate opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m.; vehicles may leave at any time but cannot enter until the following morning

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.84778, -95.60694
33°50'52"N, 95°36'25"W

From Paris, TX, take HWY 271 north for 12 miles to FM 906 W, then 4 miles to FM 197. Turn west for 3 miles to CR 35810, turn left 1 mile to CR 35800, then left into the park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 129
POWDERLY TX 75473-0129

Phone Number:

Information: (903)732-3020