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New gate at entrance to Lake Bonham Recreation Area
By Ronny Hill, City of Bonham Superintendent of Parks & Recreation
May 21, 2024
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Bonham, Texas -- The City of Bonham is excited to kick off the 2024 summer season at Lake Bonham. We look forward to welcoming back previous guests and meeting new visitors to enjoy all that Lake Bonham has to offer. The City of Bonham has established rules and regulations for the Lake Bonham Recreation Area which are intended to keep visitors safe and maintain a pleasant environment for everyone.

Please note that we have a new gate at the entrance of the Lake Recreation Area. The gate OPENS at 5:00 a.m. and CLOSES at 10:00 p.m. Only guests staying on the grounds in a reserved campsite will have gate access to come and go between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

A code is provided to guests with reservations at check-in. All others are considered to be trespassing during after-hours and can be issued citations. Guests must be 18 years of age to rent a campsite. Campsite check in Time is 2:00 p.m. Campsite check out time is 1:00 p.m.

No parking in campsites unless you have reserved the campsite.

Visitors to Lake Bonham can enjoy camping, boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking and other activities around the lake.

Dogs are permitted and must be on leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed in the public beach area unless they are certified service dogs.

A boating permit is required for all watercraft on Lake Bonham. There are two public access areas with boat launch ramps and one public restroom area. All boats are required to have a current Lake Bonham permit. Permits can be purchased from the on-site lake manager and/or at the Kwik Chek Gas Station located at 971 FM 273 Bonham, TX 75418.

For more information and to make a Lake Bonham Campsite Reservation, please visit www.cityofbonham.org.