Wright Patman Lake, Atlanta State Park, Atlanta
Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife
The Piney Woods, that corner of eastern Texas that shares borders with Louisiana and Arkansas, stretches to the Red River. Awash in swampland, abundant with woodland, it exudes a lost in time essence that awakens the spirit. With plentiful manmade lakes, some bayous, and a few streams make it both fascinating for wildlife aficionados and challenging for recreational swimmers and tubers. Nevertheless, spots such as Wright Patman Lake, near Texarkan, boasts a peaceful, large reservoir, ideal for water skiing and tubing behind a motor boat. Its crimson and cobalt sunsets are famous, and have been known to inspire songwriting.
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