Bonham State Park

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Bonham State Park

  • People on Bonham Pier
    Stroll to the pier and look for birds and other wildlife.
  • Camping by the Bonham Lake
    Set up camp on the lakeshore.
  • Lakeside Pavilion
    Enjoy a picnic by the lake.
  • Bonham Sunset
    Take in a sunset over the lake.

Bonham Beauty

Northeast of Dallas is a small park filled with natural beauty. At Bonham State Park, you’ll find a serene 65-acre lake, hilly trails, colorful history and a quiet place to relax.

Things to Do

Bring the family and spend the day or the weekend! Explore the park in a variety of ways:

If you plan to swim or paddle, read through our water safety tips.

The Civilian Conservation Corps created this park during the Depression. Learn more about the CCC’s work here.


Choose from 20 campsites ranging from full hookups to tent sites with water and electricity. Or book our group camp, with six sites for up to 50 people. Restrooms with showers are across from headquarters.

Hiking and biking

Explore 8.75 miles of trails, open to hikers and bikers: Visit our Trails Information page.

Learn about the park’s plant life on the easy 1.3-mile Lake Loop Trail. Or explore the CCC’s legacy on the challenging 2.7-mile Bois d’Arc Trail.


Drop a line in the 65-acre Bonham State Park Lake. Bring your own gear or borrow ours (line and pole only). You’ll need to provide your own bait.

We have a fishing pier and boat ramp. The lake has a 5-mph speed limit.


Bring your own watercraft or rent one of ours. We rent paddle boats, kayaks and canoes from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, weather permitting.


Reserve a group site for your next reunion or retreat.

Choose from two options for overnight stays. Our barracks with group hall and kitchen can hold up to 94 people; up to 50 people can stay at our group camp.

Reserve the pavilion for a daytime gathering of up to 75 people.


Shop for gifts and souvenirs at the park store

Get involved!

Ask at headquarters how you can help. Or you can:

Ranger Programs

We offer programs on the nature and history of the park. Check our Events page for the schedule. Contact the park to arrange programs for your group.

Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.


Become a Junior Ranger!

Area Attractions

The city of Bonham was the home of Sam Rayburn, the longest-running U.S. Speaker of the House. Bonham has museums, restaurants, groceries and more.

The Eisenhower Birthplace and Sam Bell Maxey House state historic sites are nearby.

1363 State Park 24
Bonham, TX 75418-9285

Latitude: 33.546727

Longitude: -96.144758

(903) 583-5022

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

Open daily.

6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Office Hours:
8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m

We often reach capacity; reservations are highly recommended for both camping and day use. To guarantee entry, reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center, before you visit.


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