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 $6 per night. Day use parking with in the camp ground is $3. 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!
Our campground has survived another opening week end onslaught of deer hunters. Some trash to pick up but nothing major. From here on, most week ends, except Thanksgiving, will only have a few hunters. Only 6 deer were checked into the check station which may cut down on the number of hunters in the future.
All trails are clean and open, as is the campground. So enjoy the great weather while you can.
Welcome new members:
Kay Gilbert of Douglasville, and Jenny and Butch Greene of Wolfe City (back in the saddle)
Stay healthy, see ya out there,
Once again a big ole thanks to everyone who helped clean up the camp Saturday. Looks great again!
A couple of big trees are across Trail 4B, the Forest Service is supposed to remove them ASAP. You can get around them in the brush. Also, USFS has removed 6 dead trees in the camp, with a couple more to go. At this rate we
ll be camping in an open prairie soon. Don't tie horses to trees!!!!!
Archery deer season opened October 3rd. Gun season opens November 7th thru January 3rd. Orange vest is required for anyone on the trails during gun season.
Your officers of the club have decided not to have a Christmas Party this year due to the virus. Too close, too confined, too risky. Let's be as safe as we can and hope for some relief next year. Don't forget the camping week end of October 17-18.
Welcome new member Sarah and Chris Caves of Celeste.
See Ya Out There,
FROM BONHAM: At the intersection of Hwy 82 and Hwy 78 go north 0.8 miles on Hwy 78. Turn right (east) on FM 273, go 6.2 miles and turn right (east) on FM 1396. Go 7.3 miles and left (north) on FM 2029 toward Telephone. Go 4 miles to FM 409 and turn right (east) . The trailhead is 2.5 miles on the right. Sign says Bois D' Arc Trailhead, Overnight Area. FROM HONEY GROVE At the intersection of Hwy 82 and FM 100 go north on FM 100 about 10 miles. Turn left (west) on FM 409. Go 5.3 miles, you will pass Lakes Crockett and Coffee Mill. The first left will be Bois D' Arc Trailhead Day Use Area, the second left is the Bois D' Arc Trailhead Overnight Area.