Welcome to Bois d’Arc Lake!

Bois d’Arc Lake is the newest major reservoir in Texas in over 30 years. The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) owns and operates the lake located northeast of Bonham in Fannin County. The lake’s primary purpose is to supply drinking water to the growing region, and NTMWD began delivering water in March 2023.

Visitors to Bois d’Arc Lake can enjoy boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking and other activities around the lake. There are three public access areas with boat launch ramps, day-use picnic areas and restrooms.

See below for boat ramp locations and status or click here for detailed recreation information:

Ramp Location Status
FM 897 Boat Ramp 740 County Road 2945, Dodd City, Texas 75438 OPEN
South 1396 Boat Ramp 1191 Old 1396 S, Windom, Texas 75492 OPEN
North 1396 Boat Ramp 1510 Old 1396 N, Telephone, Texas 75488 OPEN

NTMWD is responsible for operating the lake, boat ramps, and managing the shoreline. The Fannin County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are responsible for law enforcement, hunting, boating and fishing regulations, and public safety on the lake.

Watch the video below for some quick tips to make sure you have a safe, enjoyable visit to Bois d’Arc Lake.