Atlanta State Recreation Area

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: November 1, 1994

The Atlanta State Recreation Area is on the shores of Lake Wright Patman off Farm Road 1154, eight miles northwest of Atlanta in Cass County. The 1,475-acre park was acquired in 1954 by a license from the Department of the Army. The landscape features pine and oak forest with exposed red-clay bluffs. Park facilities include camp and picnic sites, a 3½-mile hiking trail, a boat ramp, an amphitheater, a playground, and a beach.

Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Atlanta State Recreation Area,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 18, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994