Praries & Lakes
Bonham Texas State Park
Bonham State Park Information:
This 261 acre park is one of the smallest Texas state parks. It located on a manmade 65 acre lake. The parkland was acquired from the City of Bonham in 1933. The initial park construction projects were completed by the CCC in the early 1930s, and the park opened to the public in 1936. Habitat consists of gently rolling prairie grasslands and woodlands. The grasslands, though not pristine, are recovering and feature small areas dominated by little bluestem and bushy bluestem. The woodlands consist mostly of Texas oak, eastern red cedar, Bois d’Arc, and eve’s necklace. Sugarberry, cottonwood, black willow and green ash are becoming more numerous along the creeks and lakeshore. Wildlife species include beaver, raccoon, opossum, migrating songbirds, and some resident woodland birds. Activities include camping, stargazing, unsupervised lake swimming, fishing, picnicking, boating, hiking and mountain biking. Bank fishing for catfish, sunfish and carp is a popular activity. Park entrance and camping fees apply.For more park information, watch the Park Video
Bonham State Park Directions:  
From Bonham, take SH 78 1.5 miles to FM 271; go southeast for two miles on FM 271 to Park Road 24. Location Map