The Bois D'Arc campground is open year round with over 28 miles of shady trails around Cofffee Mill & Crockett Lakes in Fannin County Texas.
There are 27 campsites available, with 15 pull thru's for large trailers. All sites are supplied with water, horse tie, fire ring and a picnic table. We also have a handicap accessible campsite with a special boarding ramp. A restroom facility is provided by the US Forest Service and a covered pavilion donated by us THE CADDO TRAIL RIDER's ASSOCIATION. All trails are well marked with metal or wooden signs. Over night parking is $10 per night. Day use parking with in the camp ground is $10. There is also a day use area located 1/3 mile east of the campground that is free, with water available.
The name "Grasslands" is misleading, as most of the trails are through forested areas including stands of large pine trees. These trees provide protection from wind and sun allowing comfortable year round riding. The trails provide incredible scenery for you and ample watering spots for your animals. Wildlife includes deer, turkey, wild pig, and mixture of water fowl and birds.
Caddo Trail Riders Association is a group of horse and mule lovers who organized to promote riding in the Caddo National Grasslands and broke ground on this campsite in September 2000. As a growing family oriented group, they encourage preservation/respect for our wilderness habitat. Activities include trail rides, cookouts, annual fund raising, trail and camp maintenance, and Christmas Party! Come join the fun of exploring nature on horseback!
Howdy, CTRA members!
The weather has started cooling down, and we have received a little rain, so it's time to start thinking about our fall get together. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 21st. We will eat around 5:30 p.m. at the Caddo pavilion. This year, we will be having hamburgers with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mustard, mayo, tea, ice, and chips. Plates and cups will be provided by the club.
Hopefully someone will offer to cook a pot of beans (hint, hint). Please let me know if you can do that.
I'm asking members to bring dip, desserts, and whatever else you think goes with hamburgers. After eating, we will play some games, and hopefully everyone will sit around and visit with your friends.
That same Saturday, in the morning, we will have a poker run. Meet at my trailer between 10-11 to get your 1st card. It costs $10 per hand, and you can purchase more than one hand. This is the club's fund raiser, so please come and participate. Since we have a number of people who don't or can't ride, including me, we will let non-riders play. Then, after lunch, we will figure out who the winner is. That lucky person wins 1/2 of the pot.
October 7th, Saturday, will be our camp clean up, starting about 9 a.m. Our alternate camp clean up date is Saturday, October 14th.
Look forward to seeing you'll at the camp clean up and at our fall get together. Please also mark your calendars for Saturday, December 2nd, for our Christmas party. Details to come later.
Happy trails to you!
Sherry Bailey, CTRA President
FROM BONHAM: Go East on Hwy 82 approximately 8 miles, turn left on Hwy 897. In 6 miles turn right on FM 1396 2 miles turn left on FM 2029 towards Telephone. Go 4 miles to FM 409 and turn right(East) Proceed 2.5 miles. The Bois D'Arc Trailhead is on the right. FROM HONEY GROVE: At the intersection of Hwy 82 and FM 100 go North on FM 100 about 10 miles, Turn left on FM 409(West) and continue for 5.3 miles, You will pass Lake Crockett & Coffee Mill Lake. The next left will be Bois D'Arc Trailhead Day Use and the 2nd left will be the Bois D'Arc Trailhead over night camping area.