From the sweeping Caddo National Grasslands to the Ladonia Fossil Park to the Chaparral Trail and Paris sections of the North East Texas Trail to the incredible construction process of Upper Trinity Regional Water District's Lake Ralph Hall... there is plenty to see and do in-and-around Ladonia. Local Bed & Breakfasts, Air B&Bs - Including the World-famous Highpoint Treehouse, and RV parks provide great options for lodging, and local eateries like The Pig & Whistle Cafe are ready to feed hungry visitors.
The Caddo National Grasslands WMA is administered by the US Forest Service and is managed under a cooperative agreement with Texas Parks and Wildlife. The WMA is located in Fannin County and is divided into two units, the 13,360 acre Bois d’ Arc Creek Unit and the 2,780 acre Ladonia Unit. The Ladonia Unit has twelve land tracts. Parks and Wildlife manages the wildlife hunting opportunities with permitted hunts. The Ladonia Unit tracts, whose boundaries are sometimes hard to find has habitat that attracts mostly doves, quail, white-tailed deer, squirrels, waterfowl and feral hogs. Hunting is by Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH).
For campground and equestrian information contact US Forest Service at (940) 627-5475
Lake Ralph Hall (Texas' newest reservoir currently under construction)
The temporary Ladonia Fossil Park, 2.8 miles north of Ladonia on FM 2990 at the North Sulphur River.
Navigational apps/maps may not reflect the location correctly, but if you follow FM 2990 north out of Ladonia you will see the orange Fossil Park signs and the parking lot is on the north side of the North Sulphur River.
The original fossil park on Hwy 34 has been closed as Lake Ralph Hall construction progresses.
After completion of the Lake Ralph Hall project, the fossil park will be relocated below the Leon Hurse Dam.
Using an old rail banked corridor, volunteers have turned wild brush covered land into pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian trails for moving people through the picturesque countryside of Northeast Texas. It traverses from Farmersville (East Dallas) through 19 rural towns and 7 counties to New Boston. (West Texarkana)
Ladonia does her part, we keep our section of the trail clean and ready for visitors. We welcome campers and groups and have a nice rest area where the old train depot was. If you're planning a trip through Ladonia on the trail and would like information or assistance, give us a call! 214-226-2046