Bonham State Park RV & Campground Guide


Nestled into the northern Texas prairie sits 261 acres of serene natural beauty at Bonham State Park. The main attraction is Bonham State Park Lake, which the Civilian Conservation Corps created by building a dam shortly before the park opened in 1936. While visiting, you can tour other projects they were responsible for, such as the picnic area, a pump house, and a stone footbridge. Nearby, the charming town of Bonham has restaurants, grocery stores, and museums. For history buffs, the Eisenhower Birthplace and Sam Bell Maxey House state historic sites are also in the area and worth a visit. Nearby Cities: • Bonham, TX • Ladonia, TX • Wolf City, TX • Whitewright, TX

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Spring 66-81 F
Summer 89-94 F
Fall 77-94 F
Winter 53-55 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Bonham State Park

Bonham State Park Campground • Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: Yes • Wi-Fi: No • Pet-friendly: Yes • Max RV Length: 50 feet • Other amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings, upright grills, lantern holder, showers and restrooms, dump station, playground

Bonham State Park Campground

Rates start at $15 at this state park campground with a variety of camping options. Each site comes with electricity and a water spigot. 

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Grills, fire rings, picnic tables 

Bois d’Arc RV Park

Curl up next to the fireplace while watching your favorite television show in the clubroom, do your laundry in the 24-hour laundromat, or play in the outdoor recreation area at this campground. Rates start at $45 a day, and weekly and monthly rates are available. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Laundry, clubroom, outdoor recreation area 

82 RV Park

This campground in Savoy, Texas, has lots of shade trees and its own fishing pond. You can do your laundry, use the business center, and relax in the recreation room at this campground. Rates start at $30 per night with weekly and monthly rates available. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Business center, internet, laundry, fishing pond 

Sandy Creek RV Park

Located in Telephone, Texas, Sandy Creek RV Park gives you the ability to camp under tall shade trees. At this tranquil campground, rates start at about $60 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Laundry, shade trees 

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What to Do at
Bonham State Park

If you love the great outdoors, you'll love Bonham State Park. Spend time walking the trails through the forest, enjoy a dip in the lake, and observe all of the living creatures that call the park home. Or, get out on the lake in a boat and cast your favorite bait for a chance to catch some fish. You can also attend programs like Introduction to the Dutch Oven, where park rangers present cast-iron cooking tips and help you learn to make classic meals on a campfire. If you simply want to relax and enjoy nature's sights and sounds, there are grills and picnic tables in the day-use area so you can relax and enjoy a hot meal.

Inside Bonham State Park

Many choose to come to Bonham State Park to fish for bass, catfish, and bluegill on the 65-acre lake while others choose to go canoeing or kayaking. Watching the sunset or sunrise from the fishing pier while listening to the sounds of nature is another option at this park. Other visitors choose to reconnect with nature while hiking or biking on the 8.75 miles of trails running through the area. Visitors can also participate in ranger-led programs discussing the park’s history and natural features.

Fishing Fishing

The 65-acre lake is over 19 feet deep in places and is home to largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, and bluegill. You may borrow a rod and reel from the park office, but be sure to bring your own bait. You may fish from a boat, the fishing pier, or along the shore of the lake.

Stargazing Stargazing

The Texas night sky at the park is clear because it is far from city lights. You can set up a telescope at a picnic table or bring a blanket to the beach for an expansive view of the heavens. If you are new to astrology, you can attend one of the Night Sky programs. They take place in the picnic area, and a ranger will point out Orion, Taurus, and other constellations.

Flora and Fauna

At the park, you will likely see gophers, opossums, raccoons, and beavers. Birders may spot several species of songbirds, raptors, and waterfowl to add to their birding notebooks. While hiking, you will be shaded by broad-leaf trees like oak and eastern red cedar and see bluestem grasses on the prairie. Wildflowers bloom on the forest floor and in the grasslands in the spring and summer. To learn more about flora and fauna in the park, you can join a ranger for a Nature Walk or attend the Night Creatures program, which focuses on animals active after dark, such as owls and bats.

Hiking Hiking

Four trails wind around the park, totaling 8.75 miles. The trails range from easy to challenging and take you around the lake, across the grassland, and through the woodland. Armadillo Trail is one of the easier treks and winds through a dense cedar forest. On this route, you may spot armadillos foraging for insects in the underbrush. For a more challenging hike, the Bois d'Arc Trail is a rocky path that offers views of the dam. Birdwatchers may want to hike the Lake Loop Trail, which has a bench overlooking the lake. From this relaxing vantage point, you may see wood ducks and other waterfowl.


One of the best ways to explore the park is to paddle a boat around the lake. If you did not bring your own, the park office has paddleboats, kayaks, and canoes available for rent.

Swimming Swimming

The park's scenic swimming area features a sandy beach that gradually descends into deeper water. There are picnic tables and restrooms nearby.

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How to Get to
Bonham State Park

Highway 82 runs east and west just north of Bonham State Park. From Highway 82, take State Highway 78 south through Bonham, then head east on County Road 271. Take a left off of 271 onto County Road 3070 and head further east until you find the main entrance to the park.

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Entering Bonham State Park

A large parking lot is available near the park office.

Bonham State Park Per person : $4.0

Children 12 and under are free

Frequently Asked Questions About Bonham State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Bonham State Park?

Temperatures are mild and comfortable in the spring and fall months, making activities like hiking and fishing more enjoyable during these seasons. If swimming and watersports are the focus of your trip, daytime temperatures often hover near the 90s during summer.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Bonham State Park?

Near the water, you will see beavers and frogs. Further inland, you may come across raccoons and opossums, and if you explore the prairie, you will most likely spot groundhogs ducking into their holes. Birders can look forward to seeing a variety of songbirds and waterfowl.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Bonham State Park?

Bonham State Park has a mix of full hookup and electric-only sites for RVs. Each site has a picnic table, grill, and a fire ring.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Bonham State Park and what is the cost?

You do not have to reserve a campsite, but the park recommends doing so. There is no charge to guarantee a spot.

Are pets allowed at Bonham State Park?

You are welcome to bring your pets along on all your adventures at the park. However, they are expected to be on a leash, and you must clean up after your four-legged family members.