Atlanta State Park
Things to Do
The park offers swimming in a designated sandy beach area (no lifeguard on duty) on Wright Patman Lake, a nature trail and a hiking trail of five miles, water skiing, boating (canoe rentals are available at the park), and fishing. Wright Patman Lake is a popular fishing spot. The reservoir covers 20,300 acres and has an average depth of 7.6 feet. There are 170 miles of shoreline. On shore, activities include walking, nature study, hiking, camping, picnicking, or jogging along roads, trails or shorelines. Bicycling is popular along the hilly park area roads.
The park rents canoes daily throughout the year.
The park offers a variety of educational opportunities. Check the calendar for upcoming events, or contact the park for special tours.
Atlanta abounds in antique, collectible, craft and gift shops. Along with the dam and lake, don't miss the town of Jefferson, which boasts many beautiful antebellum homes, and the community of Three States, where you can stand in Texas and Arkansas and touch Louisiana.