Herman Baker Park is a large community park located on 83 acres. Within the park, Pickens Lake has a considerable amount of shoreline and a nature trail system around the lake. The lake dam is a very popular location for sledding after every snowfall in Sherman. The park has mature vegetation and wildlife, giving it a private, naturalistic and serene setting. It’s hard to believe that you are still inside the city when you visit Herman Baker Park.
There is a 1.5 mile hiking trail around the lake with an additional loop along the creek that makes a 1.7 mile long trail. The park has clean bathroom facilities, picnic tables, and benches along the trail. There is fishing, hiking, mountain biking, sledding, picnicking, and a tree trail.
- 19 picnic tables
- 34-acre lake
- One and a half-mile natural trail system