Clear Springs Park
Clear Springs Park, at Wright Patman Lake, is the closest campground to New Boston. The campground is in the east Texas pine forest and most of the sites are in wooded areas. Clear Springs Park is open year-round. In winter migratory birds pass through the area with bald eagles, pelicans and ducks often flying overhead.
The campground has 165 sites with varying levels of services. Some sites have full service, water, sewer and electric, while other sites have only electricity and water. There are some primitive tent sites, and group sites with water and electric available.
Restrooms, showers and a pavilion are available. Boat ramps and a swimming beach are at the campground. Playground, horseshoes, basketball are just a few of the activities to participate in.
64 Clear Springs Park
Texarkana TX 75501
Atlanta State Park
On the other side of Wright Patman Lake, near Texarkana, is the Atlanta State Park. The park is located near the dam that created the lake. The park has a sandy beach for swimming, but no lifeguard is on duty. There is a five-mile nature trail for hiking or cycling and canoe rentals are available at the park.
Fishing for bass is popular, as is water and jet skiing. There are several backroads in the park--many of which are dirt roads--which are popular for bicycling and hiking. The park has basketball courts, horseshoe pits and sand volleyball courts.
There are more than 100 sites available. Some sites have water and electric and some add sewer to the connections. Pull through, as well as back-in sites are available. There are group sites, and some tent sites with no connections. Restrooms and showers are available.
Atlanta State Park
927 Park Rd. 42
Atlanta, Texas 75551
The Texarkana KOA is closer to Texarkana than the lake, but it offers a good location for exploring the area. It is about 20 miles from new Boston. This campground has some unique amenities to offer, such as an RV art gallery and nightly classic movies are shown. There is a wilderness nature trail and four annual art festivals are held in the immediate area. The campground has cable TV and free Wi-Fi. A swimming pool is open May through October.
The campground has more than 150 RV campsites with full hook-ups, as well as tent sites with electricity available. There are one and two-room cabins available. The RV sites have full connections and 50-amp connections. Telephone service is available with a fee.
500 West 53rd St.
Texarkana, Texas 75504
Article Written By James Jordan
James Jordan has been a writer and photographer since 1980. He has worked for newspapers in Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kansas, winning state press association awards for writing, photography and page design. In 1995 he received his master's in Christian education and completed two years of Ancient Greek at the graduate level. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.