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Coffee Mill Lake, Bois d'arc Trailhead

7291 FM409, Telephone, Texas

Admin: Misty Kennedy

Semi-primitive equestrian camping. Pull through sites and back-in. Water available at each site, no electric - bring a generator for AC on hot summer nights. Generous room between sites. Trails are mostly sandy loam with some areas of red clay which can be slick if there's been any rain. Views are varied - there are stands of old pine to ride through, stands of very old, very large cedars, oak stands, open grassland, and trails which run alongside Coffee Mill Lake. There isn't anywhere I'd recommend getting your horse off into the water - banks appear steep, water is deep. If you find yourself pulling into a camping loop next to the lake, you've gone about a mile too far past the equestrian camping. Equestrian camping is not on the lake. I'd rate the trail difficulty at advanced-beginner to low-intermediate.

TRAIL HEAD

Multiple trailheads begin next to the camping loop.

TYPE OF DESTINATION

Layover - Campground
Camping / Lodging with Facilities - Campground
Effort level - Easy, Beginner|Moderate

AMENITIES FOR 2 LEGGED -

-- Room for Large Living Quarters Trailers

-- Porta-potty's / Pit Toilets

-- Water / Drinkable

-- Water / Potable

AMENITIES FOR 4 LEGGED -

-- Horse Hi-Lines

-- Pack in / Pack out

-- Dogs Must be on a Leash

-- Dogs Allowed on Trails At Owners Risk

MILES OF DESTINATION / ACREAGE OF PUBLIC LANDS / # OF DAYS’ WORTH OF RIDING

Enough trails to keep you busy for 3 or 4 days, depending on how long/how often you ride on your trips.

TYPE OF LAND

- National Land

ACCESS TO TRAILS

- Trails right from location

- Some road riding to Trails

WATER CROSSINGS

- Streams

Type of Footing on the trails

- Dirt

- Clay, Mud

- Meadow, Grass

Type of Terrain

- Flat

- Some Road Riding to Trails

- Hills

TYPE OF HORSE I WAS RIDING

- Non-Gaited

LOCAL WILDLIFE

We see deer every time we go. We've heard turkeys going to roost at dusk, coyotes waking up. I've heard a mountain lion. We seen many wild hogs - be aware they might bust out of the brush.

PEAK RIDING SEASON / WEATHER

Year around.

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