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 every one who comes thru Honey Grove north to get to camp.
FM 409 will be closed for repairs starting October 28th. An alternate route is:
from Hwy 82 in Honey Grove go west on 82 to FM 1396 and go north (right)
stay on 1396 to FM 2029 and go north (right) for 4 miles to
FM 409 and go east (right)
The highway will be closed until it's fixed, from 3 weeks to 3 years!
The grasslands had about 3 & 1/2 inches of rain, so yes the trails are muddy. On trail 1 the tree has been removed which directed people to an old wire fence. You can stay on the trail now.
Gun deer season starts this Saturday November 2nd.
Welcome new members - Jim & Kathleen Ratto from Tyler and Richard & Louise from Terrell - Sandra Callahan of Clarksville.
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 December 7th is our Christmas Party at Shumardii's restaurant on Hwy 121 south in Bonham. Social time begins at 5:30, supper around 6 and "Chinese" gift exchange after supper. This is a reservation event as the club picks up the tab for paid members, you buy your own booze tho - guests are $20.00 each at the door. We need your reservations by Dec 2nd, email Cyndee at email@example.com or call 903-227-2060.