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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.


Shelly Kates

Saturday, July 7, 2018
I started with five stars, The park attendants were wonderful, the park itself was very pretty, the campsites are clean and well thought out with electric and water for 15$a night, they are very close together though.Where the park lost stars was the bathrooms while they were modern and clean, you had to drive to get to them, this was not fun at 3am, if they were a little closer to the campsites it would make a lot of difference. And there was just one more big and rather upsetting issue with the lake for pet owners beware, if you want to take your pet swimming the access area for pet owners on the opposite side of the rope was horrible with about 6 feet of disgusting pond scum, for you and your dogs to wade through, that looks like a snake pit, I honestly feel that this area should be cleaned up, for not just the pet owners but for everyone. I'm posting pictures of it to inform other guests. I really wish I could have given this pretty little park a full 5 star rating, but the two issues we had were to big to ignore, I think its a wonderful little family park, but don't take your dogs if you want to swim.

John Bowen

Friday, June 22, 2018
Small state park around a small lake. Cabins, RV parking, and tent camping available. There are a good amount of trails. The trails are fairly well maintained. I hiked 7 miles and did not go on all trails. Hiking and biking available on all trails. I did not use any of the other amenities.

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.

Kendra Paslay

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Excellent facilities. Clearly marked swimming areas. Friendly paddle boating and canoes. The absolutely cleanest bathrooms I have ever seen in a public state run park EVER

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.

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