Brand New Bois D’Arc Lake Opens in Fannin County

April 18, 2024 – The first new major reservoir in almost 30 years is now open almost a one-hour drive from Hopkins County. Bois D’Arc Lake is located 10 miles northeast of Bonham, not far from U.S. Highway 82. The 26-square mile lake is just slightly smaller than Cooper Lake and already has three boat ramps open to the public. Boating, Hunting, & Fishing Info (including Boat Ramp information)

Bois d’Arc Lake in Fannin County is a critical new source of water for one of the fastest growing regions in the country. It provides up to 82 million gallons per day for the over two million residents and businesses served by North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). In addition, the lake is an ideal spot for fishing, boating, waterfowl hunting, picnicking and other outdoor activities. The $1.6 billion project began pumping water to the water district in March 2023, and remains 92.3% full.

The lake is named after the Bois d’Arc [pronounced bō-ˌdä(r)k] tree, which commonly grows in this area and whose name honors the local area and history.

Find out more at the Bois D’Arc Lake website.

Author: Chad Young

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