Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Review
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.
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park has 63 RV sites in two camping loops – Fort Sherman and Cherokee Trace. The RV sites range from level to some fairly significant slope (you’ll need blocks to get level) and they all have 30 AMP electric, water, picnic table, firepit, and a lantern holder. The vast majority of the sites are heavily shaded and most are very spacious with lots of room to spread out. All are an easy walk to the lake and some are less than 50 yards from the water. The bad news is that this end of Lake Bob Sandlin has lots of tree stumps in the water – making it difficult to impossible to get your boat close to your site and not the best for swimming. State Park Cove, a small cove near sites 6 to 11 may be more suitable for boat parking, but be careful.
Two other loops, Moccasin Track and Broken Bow Camping area, have a mixture of campsites, screened shelters, and cottages, all of which are under lots of trees. The campsites have water and electric, picnic table, firepit, and lantern holder and some of the picnic table are covered. The cottages and screened shelters also have picnic tables, firepit, and lantern holder. The cottages at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park have bunk beds and AC but no indoor plumbing or linens. Some of the screened shelters and cottages are lakeside but again, the lake is loaded with tree stumps.
Some of the amenities at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park include:
Lake Bob Sandlin is great for fishing, not bad for boarding, and ok for cruising and there is one party cove. See our map of Lake Bob Sandlin to learn more about the lake and what to see and do.
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. Boated over for a burger at Barefoot Bay Marina – they have karaoke and live music on some weekends, a great deck, and volleyball and horseshoes. 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:
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.
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