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!
For those of you who don't mind the heat and are still riding be advised that the Forest Service and I are aware of major trees down on Trail 4 (you can get around them). Also on trail 3, at the beginning just out of camp (where the little bridge used to be) has been covered with a base rock to help the constant muddiness of that area leaving the camp. After this rock is rained on and settles, a smaller rock (road rock) will be spread on top to make it easier on the horses feet. This may take some time so be patient with the process. You can always go around if your horse is barefoot.
The trails will be mowed starting in July, be patient here also, there are 28 miles of them. Anyone who needs something to do and has a tractor and mower is welcome to help. Call me at 903-870-6009.
That's All Folks,
This Saturday may 30th is our spring camp clean up day - IT'S ON!
There are a lot of downed limbs that need to be picked up before it can be mowed. Also some fire rings need to be cleaned out and tree limbs trimmed. We need mowers, leaf blowers, week eaters, pole saws and picker uppers (people). Please let me know if you're bringing a mower. Try to start close to 9am and should be finished up by 1.
Due to all the chaos of the past weeks and distancing issues etc there will be no Spring Ride and Camp out. Hopefully fall will be better.
If the weather turns bad I'll send out an email canceling. No lunch will be served due to distancing.
Hope to See Ya There,
The campground will open Monday May 18, 2020.
A camp clean up is scheduled for Saturday May 30th. More details to come.
As a reminder, new year, new coggins, new annual dues - thanks to the folks who have sent theirs in.
% Phil Haley
1596 CR 4215
Bonham TX 75418
Thanks - be great to finally get back 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.