Some people come to Lake Bob to ‘escape from it all.’ Then some people look at those ‘escapists,’ all next to each other with their electricity and water and tables (tables! pshaw!) and scoff at them, then walk straight into the woods. If you’re in the second category, or even if you refrain from scoffing but want a more secluded and stripped-down experience, then take a short (<1 mile) hike from the parking lot and embrace nature and seclusion. You’ll have a roughly 100-sqaure foot plot of flat land and that’s all. Reservations and ground fires are not allowed, but the tradeoff is that these sites are much cheaper.
Campsite area
Tent sites
16 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No showers


Offered near the campground.


While the mountain biking trails are short, they’re ranked at an intermediate level, so you’re guaranteed to get your thrills! ...Read more


Lake Bob Sandlin measures in at 9,000 acres, which means there’s plenty of space to water ski, cruise, or chill out under the s...Read more


Cast a line in Lake Bob Sandlin for a chance to catch largemouth bass, white bass, crappie, sunfish, and catfish. The included ...Read more


The 4.5-mile multiuse trail within Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is perfect for a tough hike in the woods. The intermediate trail...Read more


There’s no better way to spend those long summer days than canoeing through the cool waters of Lake Bob Sandlin. The 9,000-acre...Read more


After a day hiking or biking, relax near the water on Lake Bob Sandlin. You’ll find the designated swimming area near the main ...Read more

Wildlife watching

The most popular wildlife watching experience at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park happens during the winter months. Come when it’s c...Read more


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Ange H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 10th, 2017

One of my favorite state parks. The trails are well paced and well marked. I have stayed in several number campsites in both areas, 42 and 43 worked great for me. The best is the primitive site down from the trout pond. The site is off the trail and just a short hike from the pond. The trails are clear and wide. There are nice hills and a few rocky spots. Easy hike for kids and the dogs.

Hipcamper BrandonMegan
Brandon Megan G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 9th, 2016

Had a blast this past weekend and plan to go back. Definitely will plan on reserving a spot by the water. Stayed at site #49 and was close to restrooms. Super quiet at night and lots of shade during the day with all the trees. Dogs aren't allowed in public swimming area FYI, which is understandable. We're able to find a small trail that led to an area they could play by the water.

Hipcamper Chris T.
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July 16th, 2018
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March 6th, 2018
Hipcamper Ange H.
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June 10th, 2017
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
United States
Phone Number
(903) 572-5531
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33.061° N, 95.094° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 16 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)