Bonham State Park was the selected destination on our most recent day trip. Located in the rolling prairies and woodlands of Fannin County, about 90 miles northeast of the Dallas metro area, it was an easy drive once we left the city behind. This was our first trip to this quiet, small (261 acres) park, which surrounds a 65 acre lake.
Being February, only a flock of Canadian Geese were enjoying the water, however by Spring Break in March the canoes waiting to be rented will be afloat and families will be enjoying casting lines from the banks of the lake or the fishing pier. In case you didn’t know, fishing is free from any Texas State Park. No fishing license required! A very
nice day use area includes a swimming beach and is the perfect spot for a picnic. When possible we are hunting geocaches on our day trips. Bonham State Park offers 8.8 miles of hiking trails. Birding and wildlife viewing is a popular past time here.
The one geocache at Bonham State Park was a pleasant, easy walk off one of the trails and fun to find. It was packed with goodies for you to select a keepsake and leave your own in return. Examination of the logbook geocachers sign showed frequent visits and lots of interest in this pretty, well-kept park. We picked up a collectible coin which will be logged on geocaching.com and will be dropped in another cache in a few days. In return we left a collectible that we had grabbed from a geocache in Galveston Island State Park. Bonham State Park has a group complex for overnight stays as well as developed campsites for visitors. Make reservations if you want to camp here any weekend from March thru November. During this busy time the campground often fills up.