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Bonham State Park

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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.

The park was constructed in the early 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The land was acquired in 1933 from the City of Bonham, and the park was opened in 1936.


prasad c.

Sunday, May 6, 2018
A cozy ,scenic state park with nice lake and good biking trails around it. Camp sites and showers are clean, well maintained. Group picnic pavilion and the area is a big attraction for small group picnics. Kayaking, canoeing on the lake is sure fun. Quite at night, watch stars in the sky, have lots of outdoor fun.

Anthony Brock

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Though not quite as great as it was 20 years ago it is still a great place to spend a relaxing day at the lake. The new Ranger and his staff seem to he very committed to making it better. They have already made progress and he has some wonderful ideas for much more improvement. Camping spots are reasonably priced. Boat, canoe, and kayak rentals also at a decent rate, though they don't rent after 3 pm for some odd reason. Hard to believe they would limit their revenue like that. They do family events with the park staff almost every weekend. We have been to a family fishing day, a fossil class, a Dutch oven cooking class, and a coffee with the Rangers meet and greet. They also have had a few bird watching classes, I think, though we have been unable to attend those yet. There are several hiking trails. Well marked and traveled. There is a fishing (no license required) pier, swimming area (though it could use some work), boat ramp and a few other spots along the bank of the lake with benches to rest or fish from. Bathrooms are well maintained and generally clean. Handicapped accessible. Shower facilities are also available. There are cabins to rent, though I don't know how much they cost as we're camping purists, and cabins aren't camping. 😉 All in all this is a very worth while place to spend the day, weekend, or even longer. If you are outdoors inclined you will find something to do. Definitely worth the few bucks you spend to get in. This is our regular spot for weekend activities and will be for the foreseeable future.

Rachelle Rowland

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Nice, small state park. Nice views, decent size camping sites and rv sites available. Great for a day of hiking or a few nights camping with friends or family. Friendly staff. Felt very safe as the staff does patrol in the evenings. I would recommend this place.


Monday, April 30, 2018
My family and I visit the state park once a year in September for a family reunion. We arrive on Friday and leave on Sunday. The barracks and park are always kept up nice and neat. Staff are always professional.

Lorraine England

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Trails were unkept and overgrown. We had to turn around because they were not passable. After paying to use the park and not being able to utilize the trails.. it was disappointing to have driven over 1 1/2 hours to get there and not be able to get much use if it. Bathrooms are clean... So there's a plus. Very small lake / or large pond.. you pick which description fits you.

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