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History

Black and white historic photo of boathouseBonham State Park is a 261-acre park located in Fannin County northeast of Dallas. It includes a 65-acre lake, rolling prairies and woodlands.

The state acquired the park land in 1933 from the city of Bonham. The park opened in 1936.

Civilian Conservation Corps

Men of the Civilian Conservation Corps built this park between 1933 and 1936. They constructed the dam that impounds the lake, various buildings, bridges, picnic tables and more.

Learn more about their work at The Look of Nature: Bonham State Park.