An “East Texas treasure,” according to Texas Parks and Wildlife, Caddo Lake's majestic scenery makes it an unforgettable destination. Dozens of cypress trees rise above the lake’s shallow waters, while Spanish mosses drape from their branches.

The state’s largest naturally-formed lake, Caddo was formed centuries ago by a logjam on the Sabine River. Dams and reservoirs now control the lake’s waters and maintain its diverse ecosystem.

A trip along the waters of Caddo Lake is truly unique. Kayakers and canoers explore miles of paddle ways through the lake’s 26,810 acres of bayous, wetlands, and backwaters, which have an average depth of 8 to 10 feet.

Visitors also enjoy viewing the park’s variety of natural flora and fauna on foot. Hiking through the park’s trails is another way to experience the lake’s ecological diversity.

Fishing at Caddo Lake is also exceptional. The lake contains 71 species of fish, with plenty of largemouth bass and crappie. Other popular activities include geocaching, camping, and glamping in one of the park’s historic cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Click HERE to learn more about the history and present features of Caddo Lake State Park.

Caddo Lake State Park is located at 245 Park Road 2, Karnack, Texas, 75661. Contact the park at (903) 679-3351. State parks across the state are now offering day passes and overnight camping. Call (512) 389-8915 for park reservations, or register online at

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