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 accesseble campdsite with a special boarding ramp. A restroom facility is provided by the US Forest Service and a covered pavillion 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 and day usage is free.
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!
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Thanks to all the folks who came Saturday for camp clean up. It looks as good as it ever has!
Oct 20 is our pot luck supper. Alfred and Jimmy are cooking fajitas, the club is supplying all the fixins' - however some possible sides that members need to supply would be beans, salsa, queso, pico de gallo, and guacamole. Also desserts and the usual sides. Jimmy suggested a guacamole contest, if you want to bring your version we will have a taste off before the supper with a prize to be awarded to the winner.
Trails are wet after a 2' rain Saturday and whatever today brings.
Hope to see ya week after next,
This Saturday October 6th is camp clean up day. Start about 10AM. CTRA will bring sandwich building food for a get together and meeting after the clean up. Please come and bring your ideas. We need input and welcome your participation in the planning process. Check your email on Friday October 5 if there are any bad weather updates.
The Forest Service was successful in getting the Federal Highway Department to reconstruct the entrance ramp to camp. Friday September 28 a company from Paris (The Driveway Guy) applied 50 tons of asphalt to the entrance. I had my trailer (32 ft) on site to check and recheck each application for clearance. The extra 8 inch rise on the slope should be enough for all of our trailers to clear without scraping as they have in the past. Folks with larger trailers (Jimmy & Jimmy) should exit carefully and look at the clearance for your particular trailer. Some asphalt was left over and used to extend the road bed from the cattle guard. A "thank you" is due the Forest Service in Decatur - Mark Pons is the person responsible for making this happen. Any thank you emails should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 20-21 is our camp out/ride weekend. Pot luck and auction Saturday nite.
Bow season for deer is open so bring your orange vest.
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FROM BONHAM: At HWY 82 & HWY 78 go North 0.8 mile on HWY 78 Turn right East on FM 273 go 6.2 miles & turn left North on FM 2029 towards Telephone Go 4 miles to FM 409 & turn right East The TRAILHEAD is 2.5 miles on right. Sign says Bois D' Arc Trailhead Overnight Area
FROM HONEY GROOVE: At HWY 82 & FM 100 go North on FM 100 for 9 miles. Turn left West on FM 409 & go 5.3 miles. You will pass Lake Crockett and Coffee Mill Lake. The 1st left will be Bois D' Arc Trailhead Overnight Area.
ALWAYS OPEN FOR YOUR CAMPING NEEDS!