A North Texas Prize Largemouth Pat Mayse Lake, 12 miles north of Paris, Texas, offers 6,000 acres of surface water for sporting activities. Fishing and hunting are open to the public on this Corps of Engineers Lake and easy access to developed park areas has made the lake a mecca for families who enjoy camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreation. Camping sites with electrical hook-ups, water, restrooms and showers are available. Sport fish species in the lake include largemouth bass, white crappie, sunfish, striped bass, channel and flathead catfish, and other common fish species.
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 great numbers.
Location: From Paris, 15 mi N on US 271, 3 mi W on FM 906