Bass, bream, and catfish have been stocked in Red Hills Lake. Fishing is permitted (except in the swim site) under applicable state laws. Rowboats and boats powered by electric motors are allowed on the lake.
Visitors who desire to learn more about the living forest will want to stroll down a short interpretive walk within the recreation area. About 1/2 mile away, on an easy trail, are remnants of a lookout tower built by the CCC on Chambers Hill. It was torn down in the early 1980s when aerial fire patrols rendered the facility obsolete.
Stores, service stations, restaurants, post offices, and other visitor convenience facilities are available in the nearby historic towns of Milam and Hemphill.