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Pat Mayse Lake (TX)
Pat Mayse Lake is located 15 miles north of the city of Paris on US 271, 3 miles west on FM 906.
Pat Mayse West Campground is on the banks of its namesake 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. The reservoir is stocked with fish regularly by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, including species of largemouth bass, white crappie, sunfish, striped bass, channel and flathead catfish, and other common fish species.
Pat Mayse lake is the location of two annual fishing contests, the "2 of Us - North Region" fishing tournament and the "Uncle Jesse's Big Bass" tournament.
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.
Pat Mayse Lake provides resting and feeding habitats for migratory waterfowl. A few miles north of the lake are the famed Red River Bottoms where waterfowl congregate in impressive numbers.
RESERVOIR CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Pat Mayse Lake
PO Box 129
Powderly, Texas 75473-012
PUBLIC ACCESS FACILITIES
This information courtesy of
Texas State Parks and Wildlife Department,
"Pat Mayse Lake" Aug-7-2014
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers,"Pat Mayse Lake" Aug-7-2014
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