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Enjoy the Fall Foliage at Lake Bob Sandlin


Mid-October is the beginning of the fall foliage season in Texas. This is the time of year when you see the most beautiful colors in the largest state of the continental U.S., and Lake Bob Sandlin is one of the spots where you’ll see some of the most incredible views.

The lake is located on Big Cypress Creek near Pittsburg, Texas and Mount Pleasant.

Lake Bob Sandlin has much to offer the serious recreational camper. Fort Sherman Dam is a sight at an impressive 10,800 feet of length, and it’s a hotspot for anglers looking for a great bass catch. Plus, there is a lot to do at the lake. Campers can fish, enjoy the lake on a boat, or search for prehistoric evidence of the Caddo around the lake as you get up close and personal with the fall foliage.


Fall Foliage in East Texas is Beautiful

The entire state of Texas is like an oil painting on canvas in the fall. The leaves change colors and fall from the trees, leaving a collage of reds, yellows, and a variety of colors on the ground like a royal carpet. Lake Bob Sandlin is just one of the state’s recreational areas where fall foliage is a heavenly delight.

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park sits on the shoreline. With more than 600 acres of recreational land, you’ll love experiencing the fall foliage in many ways.

No matter where you go in Texas, the fall season is the best because the weather is cooler and foliage is beautiful, but East Texas is an absolute delight, and Lake Bob Sandlin is one of the state’s finest features when the weather starts to change.


What to See at Lake Bob Sandlin

While visiting Lake Bob Sandlin in the fall, you’ll want to visit the dam, and you might want to do some fishing you’re there.

Fishermen go to Lake Bob Sandlin for a variety of fish including largemouth bass catfish, and rappie. Generally, you need a fishing license to fish in the state of Texas. However, the one exception is when fishing from the shoreline at a state park, so head to Lake Bob Sandlin State Park and throw your line in the lake.

There are also beautiful places to hike, camp, picnic, and geocache where you can enjoy the fall foliage at Lake Bob Sandlin. With over 9,000 acres of water, the lake has many coves and great places for boating. Mountain bikers will also enjoy the lake. Whatever your favorite outdoor activity is, you can find it at Lake Bob Sandlin and enjoy the fall foliage of Texas while you do. Bring your kids with you to the lake and they can earn their Junior Ranger badges.

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Lake Bob Sandlin Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 60

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 39

Thanksgiving Day

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 70

Thursday Night

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Hi: 65

Friday Night

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Hi: 56

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Lake Bob Sandlin Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 11/25: 336.68 (-0.82)

Lake Bob Sandlin Fishing Report from TPWD (Nov. 18)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 0.82 low. Black bass are good on shad like crankbaits, bladed spinners, and poppers in 6-18’ near brush, rocks, and boat docks. Crappie are good on small minnows and jigs in brush piles and bridges in 15-25’. Catfish are good on cut bait in 12-25 near baited holes.