From Gilmer turn east onto State Highway 155 North (this is a stoplight). Go approximately five (5) miles and as you start to climb a hill look for a green sign on the left pointing to the right that says “Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area”. You have to watch for the turn off because it is at the crest of the hill and you will miss it if you are not paying attention. This sign is directly across the highway from the entrance. Turn right, go through the gate and up the hill…. you can’t miss it.
BMRA is open every weekend from 8:00 am Friday to approximately 6:00 pm Sunday (dusk) unless otherwise noted on the home page as “BMRA CLOSED”. A gate guard is on duty Friday night until 2am and Saturday night until midnight for after hours access. The park may be closed during inclement weather or for scheduled events.
6284 State Highway 155 N
Gilmer, TX 75645
On-Site Phone: 903 738-0002 or 903 797-4066