Activities and Amenities
The campground is located in a southern pine forest overlooking the lake. Many campsites are on the water's edge.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages approximately 55,000 acres of public forestland around the lake, providing habitat for wild turkey, bobwhite quail, squirrel, white-tailed deer, waterfowl and migrating bald eagles, pelicans and ducks. Some poisonous snakes inhabit the area.
Wright Patman Lake hosts a wide range of recreational activities, including camping, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Boaters flock to the lake and anglers try their luck for largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish and bass. The campground also offers hiking and nature trails.
With a swim beach, volleyball court, basketball court and playground, the facility is well-suited for families. Boaters and anglers have the convenience of a fish cleaning station and boat ramp with dock.
Visitors have a variety of sites from which to choose, including more than 100 with electric hookups, several non-electric sites, a group camping area and a day-use group picnic shelter.
The group campsite can accommodate up to 100 people and provides campers with a screened shelter, restrooms and showers, as well as 12 campsites with water and electricity.
New to Clear Springs Park are three screened shelters, all of which have water access and are close to the boat ramp. Each shelter has a ceiling fan, table, campfire ring, grill, covered porch and water. One shelter has a deck right above the waterfront.
The Texarkana region is full of activities such as shopping, movies, restaurants and local historical sites. Shreveport, Louisiana offers river boat gambling, horse races and numerous festivals, including the Four State Fair and Rodeo and the Jump, Jive and Jam Festival.