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!
A sincere thank you to the folks who cleaned up the camp last Saturday. We "got er done"again. Camp looks great.
This weekend is our Spring get together. Pot Luck Saturday night about 6 PM. CTRA supplies the drinks, ice, dinnerware and meat. Y'all bring the rest of the goodies. There will be entertainment in the form of election of officers, payment of dues, great brisket, pulled pork and sausages cooked by our own Jimmy Prescott and company.
If you're not riding for some reason come on out to eat and see folks you haven't seen since all of this craziness started.
See You Out There,
3.75 inches rain - so far. Let's hope for dryer weather in another week for camp clean up - Saturday May 8th, 9 AMish.
We'll git er done,
Just a reminder that Saturday May 1st is our Spring Camp Clean up day. Mowers and weed eaters are needed. I'll bring a tractor with loader to clean out the fire pits. We'll try to start about 9AM and should finish by noon.
The Forest Service has cut down several dead trees in the campground. Flags are marking baby trees, so please mow around them - we really need the new ones to grow or we'll wind up camping on a bald prairie! Also, the Forest Service is planning a controlled burn, weather permitting, next week starting south of 409 - more info as it is available.
Remember our Spring Ride week end May 15th - 16th with the pot luck supper starting at 6PM.
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.