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!
For all you people who feel as I do about the holiday crazies, we survived another one! For everyone else, hope you enjoyed it.
Last fall the CTRA board met and voted to increase our annual dues to $30.00 a year. There will no longer be separate prices for individuals or family. This is the only increase since 2001 and was brought about because of the cost of storm damage cleanup, inflation, unknown future expenses, general upkeep of the camp and the club membership having lost about 30% of its members due to a lot of personal reasons. The new fee starts January 1, with a renewal date of May to May.
I'd like to thank John Young and Larry Whitaker for the expert help in cleaning out a stopped up culvert in camp. The 3 of us spent 4 hours on this project which proved to be a real task. Also thanks to Sherry Bailey for decorations, Jimmy Prescott for hosting, Kay Gilbert for the poinsettia donations and everyone else who helped make the Christmas Party a success. Thanks to The Rowdy Bunch for trail maintenance work. There are 2 more weeks of deer season for black powder hunters plus 2 more weeks beyond that for another youth season. For you folks from California that's a 79 day deer season - good luck Bambi!
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.