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. kayaks 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.

Ranger Programs

The park offers a variety of educational opportunities. Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours.

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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!

Area Attractions

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.

1363 State Park 24
Bonham, TX 75418-9285

Latitude: 33.546727

Longitude: -96.144758

(903) 583-5022

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $4 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
  • School-Sponsored Group: Contact the Park

Open daily.
There is no gate.

Office Hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Average rainfall is 41.6 inches. January average low is 31 degrees. July average high is 95 degrees.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

568 feet

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