Activities and Amenities
The campground overlooks the lake and is set among a thick pine forest that provides plenty of shade.
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 bass, catfish, crappie and sunfish.
Malden Lake Park has a trail system behind the campsites in the H Loop, which is great for walking and enjoying the the park.
Malden Lake Campground offers 39 campsites, all with water and electricity. Ten of the sites have 50-amp electric service, and all sites contain a picnic table, grill, utility table, lantern post and trash can.
RV campers have the convenience of a dump station. The nearby day-use area has a boat ramp and dock.
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.