Tent Campgrounds in Paris, Texas

Tent Campgrounds in Paris, Texas
Paris, Texas, is located 100 miles northeast of Dallas in Lamar County. The large number of state parks, lakes and national grasslands mean an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Many of these areas are restoring natural habitats and attempting to protect the state's prairie and woodland wildlife.

Bonham State Park

The park is a 261-acre parcel located 43 miles west of Paris, Texas. Bonham State Park contains a 65-acre lake situated among rolling prairies and woodlands. Primitive tent camp sites are available, in addition to developed sites and sites for group camping. Picnic facilities are available as is an 11-mile trail for hiking or mountain biking. Fishing can be done from a lighted pier, and a boat dock is located on site.

Bonham State Park
1363 State Park 24
Bonham TX 75418-9285
(903) 583-5022

Caddo National Grasslands

Caddo National Grasslands is comprised of two units that total 17,785 acres; the largest is the Bois D' Arc Unit, which is only 27 miles west of Paris, Texas. West Lake Davy Crockett is located within Bois D' Arc Unit and features 11 primitive camping sites. Lake Davey Crokett also offers picnic areas and boat launch facilities. In addition, Lake Coffee Mill is the largest of the Lakes in the Bois D' Arc Unit and features picnic facilities and a boat ramp. Wildlife watchers will appreciate the diverse mix of species that live within the park, including white tail deer, coyotes, waterfowl, quail and song birds. Anglers will appreciate the bass, catfish and sunfish that populate the parks lakes.

Caddo National Grasslands
942 Farm to Market Road 409
Honey Grove, TX 75446
(903) 378-2103

Pat Mayse Lake

Pat Mayse Lake is surrounded by five developed recreation sites managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, four of which offer camping facilities. Lamar Point, Pat Mayse West and Sanders Cove feature non-electric tent-only sites, in addition to boat launch access on the lake. Lamar Point and Sanders Cove also offer swimming beaches. Fishing for largemouth bass, white crappie and channel catfish is popular.

Pat Mayse Lake
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1679 Farm Road 906 West
Powderly, TX 75473-3337
(903) 732-3020

Article Written By Jeffrey Caldwell

Jeffrey Caldwell has been a freelance writer for over five months and has published over 250 articles on websites like eHow and Trails.com. Caldwell writes articles on a wide range of topics including travel, camping and automotive mechanics. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Millersville University.

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