Pat Mayse East Camping Near Paris, TX


Overview

Pat Mayse East Campground is on the banks of Pat Mayse Lake in the Red River Basin in Lamar County, Texas. Easy access to developed park areas has made the lake a haven for families who enjoy camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreation.

Pat Mayse Lake Map 

Fishing at Pat Mayse Lake

Recreation

Pat Mayse campgrounds near paris Tx

The lake provides excellent opportunities for boating, swimming and fishing. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, white crappie, sunfish, striped bass and channel and flathead catfish, among other species.

Peak season is March 1, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021

Hunting is a very popular activity in the area. The surrounding lands are managed for upland game and whitetail deer. Other species present include fox squirrel, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, cottontail rabbit, raccoon and fox. Opossum, beaver, mink, skunk and nutria are also present.

The lake also provides resting and feeding habitat for migratory waterfowl. A few miles north of the project area are the famed Red River Bottoms where waterfowl congregate in impressive numbers.

Equestrian trails are available right next to the campground. 

History of Lake Pat Mayse

The project was approved for construction by the Flood Control Act, approved October 23, 1962, for flood control and municipal and industrial water supply.

Recreation and fish and wildlife were added later and are now part of the Operations and Management Program, but are not project purposes. Construction was initiated in March 1965 and the project was completed in September 1967 at a total cost of $8.3 million.

Camping at Pat Mayse East

Facilities

This year-round campground offers 85 sites with electric hookups. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and boat ramp.

Natural Features

Pat Mayse Lake covers almost 6,000 acres and has 67 miles of shoreline. It is situated among gently rolling grasslands and mixed hardwood forests studded with mature pines. Wildlife is abundant in the surrounding area.

From Paris, TX, take HWY 271 north for 12 miles to FM 906 W, then 4 miles to FM 197. Turn west for 1 mile to CR 35850. Keep straight until reaching the signs for the two loops. 

Phone: 903-732-4956

Overview

Pat Mayse East Campground is on the banks of Pat Mayse Lake in the Red River Basin in Lamar County, Texas. Easy access to developed park areas has made the lake a haven for families who enjoy camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreation.

Pat Mayse Lake Map

Fishing at Pat Mayse Lake

Recreation

Pat Mayse campgrounds near paris Tx

The lake provides excellent opportunities for boating, swimming and fishing. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, white crappie, sunfish, striped bass and channel and flathead catfish, among other species.

Peak season is March 1, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021

Hunting is a very popular activity in the area. The surrounding lands are managed for upland game and whitetail deer. Other species present include fox squirrel, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail, mourning dove, cottontail rabbit, raccoon and fox. Opossum, beaver, mink, skunk and nutria are also present.

The lake also provides resting and feeding habitat for migratory waterfowl. A few miles north of the project area are the famed Red River Bottoms where waterfowl congregate in impressive numbers.

Equestrian trails are available right next to the campground. 

History of Lake Pat Mayse

The project was approved for construction by the Flood Control Act, approved October 23, 1962, for flood control and municipal and industrial water supply.

Recreation and fish and wildlife were added later and are now part of the Operations and Management Program, but are not project purposes. Construction was initiated in March 1965 and the project was completed in September 1967 at a total cost of $8.3 million.

Camping at Pat Mayse East

Facilities

This year-round campground offers 85 sites with electric hookups. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and boat ramp.

Natural Features

Pat Mayse Lake covers almost 6,000 acres and has 67 miles of shoreline. It is situated among gently rolling grasslands and mixed hardwood forests studded with mature pines. Wildlife is abundant in the surrounding area.

From Paris, TX, take HWY 271 north for 12 miles to FM 906 W, then 4 miles to FM 197. Turn west for 1 mile to CR 35850. Keep straight until reaching the signs for the two loops. 

Phone: 903-732-4956

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