brochure Bonham - Trails

Trails Map of Bonham State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Bonham State Park Trails Map 1363 State Park 24 Bonham, TX 75418-9285 (903) 583-5022 60 0' 0. 4 ' 600 6 0.6 Gnarly Root Trail 1.6 mi. LEGEND Northern Cardinal Headquarters 6 Restrooms Parking 0.1 6 Day Use Area Water Electric Sites 9 0.0 Dump Station Swimming Area 0.05 Fishing Pier Boat Ramp Group Tent Site 0.0 3 0.18 Playground PARK BOUNDARY 600' 1 5 Group Barracks 1.09 Group Picnic Hackberry Hollow Camping Area Group Tent Area 0.16 0.02 Bonham State Park Lake Bois d’Arc Trail 2.7 mi. 0.0 1 4 0. 01 Lake Loop Trail 1.3 mi. 2 0.16 0.24 3 0.14 PARK ENTRANCE 0. 05 Lake Loop 1.3 mi. 3 0. 0. 01 0.18 24 4 Armadillo Trail 1.5 mi. 0.05 0.02 0. 04 36 0. 0. 04 0.38 To Bonham 0.25 58 0. 0.3 4 Park Road leads from Armadillo Trail to Bois d'Arc Trail 2 0.0 0. 61 0.26 Bois d’Arc Trail 0.08 1 27 0.14 NOTES: Nine-banded Armadillo SCALE 0 .25 MI. All trails hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated. Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the 0.1 Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. © 2018 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4503-0028E (7/18) POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 1 CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS PUMP HOUSE 33° 32’ 48.34”N 096° 8’ 33.14” W Erected in 1936, this tower and well once provided water for the park. 3 CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS FIREPLACE AND SEATING 33° 32’ 37.12” N 096° 8’ 29.26” W The CCC built these stone fireplaces, grills, and tables to blend in with the landscape. 5 CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS DAM 33º 32' 48.67" N 96º 8' 56.13" W This earthen dam holds about 19 million gallons of water in the lake. 2 CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS FOOTBRIDGE 33° 32' 39.92" N 096° 8' 30.49" W Cross this historic bridge, constructed by the CCC “boys” in 1935 with local stone. 4 LAKE LOOP REST STOP 33° 32’ 39.63” N 096° 8’ 54.68” W Sit back and enjoy a view of the lake from this tranquil spot. 6 WILDFLOWER FIELD 33° 32’ 56.54” N 096° 8’ 40.18” W Colorful wildflowers like Indian paintbrush and evening primrose blanket this area. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Bonham State Park Explore a hidden oasis created by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Get away from it all on over seven miles of hilly hike and bike trails. There’s something for everyone here, from historic picnic spots to prime lake access. Journey through dense, shaded forests and wide-open prairies, and find your new favorite spot. FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. TRAIL DISTANCE DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION ARMADILLO TRAIL 1.5 mi. Moderate Wind your way through a dense cedar forest and look for armadillos, foraging for insects in the underbrush. BOIS D’ARC TRAIL 2.7 mi. Challenging Many elevation changes and rocky tread make this a rewarding trek. You’ll see several picnic spots and fireplaces built by the CCC on this trail. GNARLY ROOT TRAIL 1.6 mi. Easy Travel through a hardwood forest below the dam on this trail, perfect for a quick and shaded hike. Connect with the Bois d’Arc Trail for more miles. LAKE LOOP TRAIL 1.3 mi. Easy This relatively flat trail circles most of the lake. Bring your fishing rod to cast a line in a quiet spot, and keep an eye out for wood ducks. STAYING SAFE TRAIL ETIQUETTE KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity. Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to cause harm to people. TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. Take only memories and pictures. Please don’t disturb or remove any of the park’s plants, animals or artifacts. WEAR A HELMET. When biking, check with park HQ to match the trail to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash. Keep pets on leashes to keep them safe, while protecting wildlife. We need to know about your caches. Please check with park HQ before placing geocaches within the park. CHECK FOR TRAIL CLOSURES. Certain trails may be closed during prescribed burns or for other resource management work. POTENTIALLY HARMFUL PLANTS AND ANIMALS LIVE HERE. You’ll see them more easily if you stay on trails. 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