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!
Once again a big ole THANKS to everyone who helped clean up the camp and trails last Saturday. This week working on getting 3 more dead trees cut down, cleaning up and repairing a broken faucet.
Some future dates to remember:
Oct 19-20 Pot Luck Supper Saturday night. Yes, CTRA will be providing the meat (skillfully and deliciously prepared once again by Jimmy Prescott and Alfred Fuentez), tea and ice for the upcoming Pot Luck. Y'all just bring a yummy side dish or dessert!
Oct. 26 Stuart Rybak Clinic
Nov 2 Opening day of gun deer season
Dec 7 Christmas Party at Shumardii's in Bonham
The trails are in good shape, if you see trash it would be OK if you removed it! Also any limbs fallen across the trail need to be moved. I know a lot of us can't help clean up on specific days, but you can do your part when you're at camp. If you see a hazardous condition or a major tree across the trail please let me know.
When did you last check your Coggins papers? It's needed at Caddo Grasslands or anywhere else you travel with your horse. I have requested enforcement of all regulations from the Forest Service and TX Game Warden. This will include camping fees and Coggins. This request was made due to all the trashy deer hunters who show up this time of year.
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.
SATURDAY CAMP CLEAN UP!
POT LUCK AND RIDE
PLEASE CALL CYNDEE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS CLINIC. IT WILL BE ALL DAY AND THE COST IS $110.00