In the Piney Woods of East Texas, Nature lays down a wondrous welcome mat. Carpeted with fragrant pine needles, brimming with lakes both mammoth and mysterious, and seasonally rich with radiant roses, delicate dogwoods, and exquisite azaleas, this inviting area both fascinates and captivates.
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A life-sized statue of Jim Reeves commemorates the Panola County native who became one of America's best loved country-Western singers, who died in a plane crash in 1964. Member of Country Music Hall of Fame; millions of records to his credit. Memorial is three miles east of downtown on U.S. 79Carthage, TX Memorials
The listed areas are possible areas for equestrian use around Wright Payman Lake. While these areas are maintained to some degree, visitors should take proper precautions against possible hazards, such as wash-outs and fallen trees and/or limbs., TX Equestrian
Wright Patman Lake has boat ramps at 6 parks. These boat ramps are of concrete construction. Courtesy docks are available at some of the boat ramps. Swimming in the vicinity of the courtesy docks is prohibited. Fishing is not allowed from the courtesy docks. A "No Wake", TX Boating
Lake O' the Pines has four campgrounds where site use fees are collected at a controlled entrance gate. All the campgrounds have restrooms with showers and hot water. All four have playgrounds for the kids as well. They all have sewer dump stations for the convenience of campers., TX Camping