Bonham State Park

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Bonham State Park

Texas

(903) 583-5022

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Overview

Bonham State Park is a 261-acre park located in Fannin County northeast of Dallas. It includes a 65-acre lake, rolling prairies, and woodlands. Constructed in early 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the land was acquired in 1933 from the City of Bonham and was opened in 1936. The park is situated in the Blackland Prairie Region of Texas. The terrain is dominated by grassland interspersed by woodlands. More luxuriant woodlands occur along water courses and the lake's shoreline. Although the park's grasslands are no longer pristine, they are recovering nicely and have small areas dominated by little bluestem and bushy bluestem. The woodlands are composed of Texas Oak, eastern red cedar, bois d'arc, and eve's necklace, with sugarberry, cottonwood, black willow, and green ash becoming more common along the creeks and lake shore. Numerous wildflowers and flowering shrubs cover the gently rolling prairie in the spring, and stands of cedar and mixed hardwoods provide a panorama of multicolored leaves in the fall. Headquarters hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is open seven days a week year-round.

Map of Bonham (TX)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.544630, -96.145395

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Activities

  • Boating

    A launching ramp, boat dock, and lighted fishing pier are available.

  • Bicycling

    There is an 11-mile trail for mountain biking and hiking available. Contact headquarters for more information.

  • Camping

    Facilities include restrooms with and without showers; picnic sites (including one group picnic area); campsites with water and electricity; campsites with water; a group camp with barracks and a dining hall, which accommodates approximately 94 people (the facility is only rented as a single unit, not separately); and a playground.

  • Fishing

    There is (unsupervised) swimming and fishing in the man-made lake, built in 1935.

  • Hiking

    There is an 11-mile trail for mountain biking and hiking available. Contact headquarters for more information.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic sites and one group picnic area are available.

  • Water Sports

    There is (unsupervised) swimming and fishing in the man-made lake, built in 1935

Seasonality/Weather

Average rainfall: 41.6 Temperature: January minimum 31 F and maximum in July is 95 F.

Directions

Driving

To reach the park, go 1.5 miles southeast of Bonham on State Highway 78 to FM 271, then two miles southeast on FM 271; enter on Park Road 24.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(903) 583-5022

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