Our Review of Bonham State Park, TX

Bonham State Park is located about 1.5 hours north of Dallas, TX off of highway 121. This park is an easy drive for the RVer with limited time and the need to get away for a long weekend. Plan early though as there are only 14 RV pads and space location is available on a first come first serve basis. The Boy Scouts also have a camp at this state park so if you are seeking solitude you may want to go elsewhere. 

 

Bonham State Park


Thumbs Up:

  • Quaint park with hiking and mountain biking trails.
  • Good fishing, canoeing, paddle boats and kayaking (No boating though as this is a small lake/large pond – not to be confused with Bonham Lake)
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • RV pads and tent camping spaces
  • Swimming area walking distance from  the camping area


Challenges:

  • Camping spaces close to one another
  • RV pads are made of loose gravel that is rutted in the wheel lanes so can be hard to level
  • First come first serve spaces and good ones are few (they take reservations but will not reserve a particular spot)
  • No full hook-up spaces
  • Be wary of the trail markers as they do not all match the trail map

Nice park but not our favorite. Great for a quick get away if nothing else is available, but, really hard to reserve a spot as they are few in number.

Update February 2016:

I recently went back to Bonham State Park on my first solo trip without Tempo (though I did have AussieOne). I was in a different rig from our first visit. Our new rig is a FR Berkshire 34QS and requires 50 amp service. Our previous rig was a Thor Hurricane 27K and used 30 amp service. Warning: Be wary of low voltage at this park. I do not recommend staying here without an EMS. We use the Progressive EMS and I did have to change sites due to low voltage. Here’s a video of my most recent experience at Bonham State Park:


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Hi, I'm Gonzo (call sign "Ironman"). I like to think of myself as an ordinary guy making the "next thing" happen now. I live and work in Texas with my wife, call sign "Tempo" and our fur babies AussieOne, Red and Griz (call signs of course). Together we make up a merry band of travelers wandering in search of extraordinary experiences, good wine and the occasional craft beer. Thank you for your interest in our blog! Cheers!

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