Camp James Ray

Camp James Ray

2026 Mill Creek Road
Pottsboro, Texas 75076
(903) 786-2591

 
 

Facility Availability

 

To request a reservation for weekend camping, please CLICK HERE to download a sign up form. Reservations may be emailed to either customer service desk: Dallas or Fairview.

Please download the Weekend Camping Rules here (must be signed and turned in upon check-in at camp).

Please download the Camping & Activity Roster here (must be filled out completely and turned in upon check-in at camp).

For the Facility Winterization Notice, please click here.

Click here to access the 'Texas Paddling Trails' section of the Texas Parks & Wildlife website.

Click here to access the Mikanakawa Lodge “Where To Go Camping” resource for packs, troops, teams and crews!

 

 
Camp James Ray is located on Lake Texoma near Pottsboro, Texas. This 540 acre camp offers camping, hiking, canoeing, sailing, rifle, shotgun and archery ranges, swimming, and 11 year-round campsites.
 
Summer Camp programs include a Webelos Resident Camp in June and July and NLYT sessions later in the summer. Camp James Ray is home to the Sanford Aquatics Center with a 160,000 gallon, one-of-a-kind swimming pool. This pool features a beach front entrance, two aqua jet systems, and a 141-foot water slide.
 
Weekend camping at Camp James Ray offers activities such as hiking, canoeing and rowing in the beautiful waterfront, shooting sports, and the Sanford Aquatics Center.
 
If hiking and exploring are what you want, take a hike across Homesites Road. You can enjoy our many trails with lots of wildlife.
 
Lake Texoma is famous for sand bass and stripers. Come explore miles of shoreline on Camp James Ray which will provide some great fishing and many opportunities to see the geese that call the area home! Don't forget to bring your fishing gear and cameras!
 
Directions from Dallas: Take Highway 75 north to Denison, take exit 69 (Highway 120), and turn left at the light. Continue west on Highway 120 to Pottsboro, passing through town (staying in the left lane). At the intersection of Highway 120 and Highway 289, continue on Highway 120 for 5.1 miles. Turn left on Locust Rd (see camp direction sign), travel 1.8 miles to a 4-way stop (Paradise Store on the corner). Turn right on Mill Creek Rd, travel 2.1 miles. Camp James Ray entrance will be on the right (large stone entrance-way).
 
Directions from Frisco: Travel north on Highway 289. In Pottsboro, turn left onto Highway 120 and travel for 5.1 miles. Turn left on Locust Rd (see camp direction sign), travel 1.8 miles to a 4-way stop (Paradise Store on the corner). Turn right on Mill Creek Rd, travel 2.1 miles. Camp James Ray entrance will be on the right (large stone entrance-way).
 

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