Bonham State Park
Things to Do
Activities include (unsupervised) swimming and fishing in the man-made lake, built in 1935, as well as camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking and boating (5 mph speed limit). Check out the interactive trails map for more hiking information.
We rent paddle boats and canoes from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, weather permitting.
If you plan to swim at the park, read through our swimming safety tips before you come.
The park offers a variety of educational opportunities. Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours.
Get more information on the Civilian Conservation Corps, which helped develop this park and numerous others over 70 years ago, by visiting our CCC page that includes the interactive online exhibits and education resource, “The Look of Nature: Designing Texas State Parks During the Great Depression” and “A New Deal for Texas Parks."
Ask about the Junior Ranger Explorer Packs available for free checkout at the park!
Nearby attractions include the Eisenhower State Park, Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site and Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site. Bonham attractions include Sam Rayburn Memorial Library and the Sam Rayburn Home. Rayburn was a Fannin County native who held the office of U.S. Speaker of the House for the longest period thus far. Also, the Fannin County Museum, Fort Inglish Park and the Fannin County Courthouse are located in Bonham.