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About Sanders Cove

Sanders Cove 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.


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.

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.


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.

ADA Access: N

$12.00 - $75.00
US Army Corps of Engineers
Drive In
Walk In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Sanders Cove is located in Texas
33.8408 N
-95.5342 W
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From Paris, TX, take HWY 271 north 12 miles to FM 906 W and follow it 1 mile to CR 35920. Turn left into the park following signs.
6 Reviews of Sanders Cove
Nice, clean COE park

We stayed at Sanders Cove for the first time this 4th of July weekend. We were in B loop, site B5. Lots of trees to help keep things shaded. The sites are pretty close together on the interior where we were. Since it was a holiday, everyone around us had multiple vehicles, campers and boats, so there was a lot of “traffic” coming and going (and vehicles parked everywhere). I still prefer state parks for there more spacious sites / privacy, but would definitely camp here again. Gate attendants were friendly and helpful. B loop has a nice group camp section that is set back just off the main B loop, which would be great for families.

Great place to camp

This is a great place for the whole family


It is awesome out there it has the best view

Best Campground in the area.

We loved our short stop over here. The bathrooms were nice, you have a choice of campground space with the three loops, nicely spaced spots and the lake. It even has a short trail if you hike! We just stayed over night here on the way home from a trip but really enjoyed the views. Comparing it to all of the other spot in the area this is definitely the best and most accessible as it is a short drive from the main hiway.

Camped here my whole life

I’ve camped all around Pat Mayes lake since I was a kid. Sanders Cove is the most up to date facilities on the lake and I believe the only one with showers. The camp hosts are always so very nice and we always have a wonderful time here. The hiking trails are great!

First to Review
Beautiful lake in the pines.

This is a beautiful, well kept campground. The people that work there are real nice. Its real peacefull. This lake doesn't have a marina so there is not too much boat traffic. There are boat ramps and docks. I plan on taking my kayak next time. It looks great for kayaking. The campsites are spacious. Lots of shade trees. Pets are allowed. It is a quit campground. The campground A & G have vault toilets. The shower house is up near the entrance. I believe that loop C has a shower. Loop A does not have a shower but the main restroom and shower is within walking distance. They give you 1/2 price off if you have an Access Pass. From Paris, TX, take HWY 271 north 12 miles to FM 906 W and follow it 1 mile to CR 35920. Turn left into the park following signs.