Atlanta State Park

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You can be in Two Places at Once

Have you ever met someone who needed to be in two places at once? Well, when you visit Atlanta State Park, you will have the opportunity to be in THREE places at once! Right down the road from the park, Texas meets Arkansas and Louisiana.

Located about 20 miles south of Texarkana, you will find that Park Rd. 42 is not a hard one to get to. During the winter time, you are more likely to see the roads less traveled and campsites empty, but it is not unheard of for the camp to be a little busy either.



Camping at this park is considered first class. Every campsite has water and electricity, and some even have places for RVs to hook-up. The biggest difference in the campsites is that some offer 50 amps and others offer 30 amps. This park is perfect for those who wish to have a little more amenities and features than the naturists who do not mind sleeping on the ground.


With a little over five miles of trails, this park is great for the novice and advanced hikers. While most of the trails overlap at some point, it is always important to carry supplies just in case you get lost or dehydrated.


There are often paddle boats available for rent, but in the event that there are none available, you also have the option to rent a canoe. One favorite pastime of guests is to go waterskiing or boating while at this location. Remember to be safe and wear a life jacket because there are no lifeguards on duty.


There is a designated area for swimming that is marked off by buoys. There are no lifeguards on duty here, so if you do not know how to swim or have children with you, it is important to remember that safety comes first.

Know Before You Go

Always make reservations during the summer months and spring break because the park is generally booked full a month in advance. Bring bug spray during spring, summer and fall because Texas is known for having a mosquito problem. If you bring pets, they must remain on a leash and out of buildings at all times. One last thing, make sure to check out the amphitheater!

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