Caddo Lake

State Park - Texas

Caddo Lake State Park is a located in Harrison County, near Karnack, in eastern Texas. Caddo Lake is one of only a handful of natural lakes in Texas. The lake was created by a gigantic log jam known as the Great Raft. The average depth of the lake is 8–10 ft (2.4–3.0 m), with the deep water in the bayou averaging about 20 ft (6.1 m). An angler's delight, the lake contains 71 species of fish. It is especially good for crappie, largemouth bass, and white bass. Naturalists can enjoy stately cypress trees, American lotus, water lilies, waterfowl, alligators, turtles, frogs, snakes, raccoons, mink, coypu, beavers, squirrels, armadillos, and white-tailed deer.

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Trails Map of Caddo Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Caddo Lake - Trails Map

Trails Map of Caddo Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Campground Map of Caddo Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Trails Map of Caddo Lake State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Caddo Lake SP https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/caddo-lake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caddo_Lake_State_Park Caddo Lake State Park is a located in Harrison County, near Karnack, in eastern Texas. Caddo Lake is one of only a handful of natural lakes in Texas. The lake was created by a gigantic log jam known as the Great Raft. The average depth of the lake is 8–10 ft (2.4–3.0 m), with the deep water in the bayou averaging about 20 ft (6.1 m). An angler's delight, the lake contains 71 species of fish. It is especially good for crappie, largemouth bass, and white bass. Naturalists can enjoy stately cypress trees, American lotus, water lilies, waterfowl, alligators, turtles, frogs, snakes, raccoons, mink, coypu, beavers, squirrels, armadillos, and white-tailed deer.
For assistance using this map, contact the park. Caddo Lake #TxStateParks State Park #BetterOutside TexasStateParks.org/App /texasparksandwildlife LEGEND PLEASE NOTE 0.15 stairs CCC Pavilion 0.12 Ca d 0.6 do F 0 m ore s ile in le t Trail 0.15 ngt h idge Tra il (ste ep) 0 d R oa ne 60 59 42 p ee St 22 13 58 Squirrel Haven Camping Area 25 19 15 38 4 3 2 2 To Karnack & Shreveport 1 Cabins Limited Use Cabin Interpretive Trail Hiking Trail Picnic Area Playground Dump Station N Armadillo Run 35 Camping Area Fishing Pier Amphitheater 34 rson 32 30 To Jeffe 26 27 28 29 43 43 TEXAS To Marshall TEXAS FM 134 TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. © 2020 TPWD PWD MP P4508-029E (2/20) Group Recreation Hall Paddling Trail 17 36 To Atlanta Full Hookup Sites Boat Ramp 16 31 Water and Electric Sites Parking Woodpecker Hollow Camping Area 18 37 Water Only Tent Sites Screened Shelters PARK ROAD FM 2198 24 20 14 40 • Stop the spread of invasive species. CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY your boat. 23 21 41 Mill Pond Camping Area • Daily per-person entrance fee required. in certa Un 57 53 49 12 • GRAY WATER AND BLACK WATER MUST BE DISCHARGED ONLY AT THE DUMP STATION. o 54 50 46 44 43 Showers ad 55 56 51 47 9 Interpretive Center • For after hours assistance, contact the on-call Park Ranger at the park residences. Ro il 62 61 52 48 11 5 Tackle Loaner Site • Campsite must be kept clean. Dumpsters are conveniently located on all camping loops. Fyffe's Corner Grocery 6 Canoe Rental Restrooms T 7 8 State Parks Store • Only one unit per site is permitted to hook up to utilities. ld eW ay Headquarters • NO PICNICKING in numbered sites. These are for overnight camping only. O p) ee st a Tr il ( 0. • Valid permit required to be displayed on the windshield of each vehicle while in the park. eW ay 10 64 • Pets must be kept on leash. Please pick up after pets. Pets are NOT permitted in or around the cabins or group recreation hall. On On 45 16 ge a Tr Canoe rentals available. Inquire at Park Headquarters. • Public consumption or display of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited. • Guests who do not have a camping permit must leave the park by 10 p.m. • ALL VEHICLES MUST PARK AND DRIVE ONLY ON PAVEMENT AND DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS. 0. d Ri ge 0.10 34 63 ad Ro Ol Pi d Ri Saw Mill Pond ne Big 0.2 Pi C ugh CC hro t-T u C 65 Old d 0.10 • Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. • Excess parking fee is required at campsites with more than 2 units (including trailers, but not including boat trailers). 0.15 ill pre ss eR 0.03 pH One Way Cy Pin 12 12 • For site checkout and permit renewal information, please contact park headquarters. Permit renewal dependent upon site availability. • A maximum of 8 people permitted per campsite. All tents must be on the tent pad. 0. 0. e Ste Ba you 05 0. stairs 0.08 @TPWDparks @texasparkswildlife Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org (512) 389-8900 Residence 245 Park Road 2 Karnack, TX 75661 (903) 679-3351 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
Caddo Lake State Park Trails Map 245 Park Road 2 Karnack, TX 75661 (903) 679-3351 www.texasstateparks.org Big Cypress Bayou LEGEND Headquarters Restrooms Parking Saw Mill Pond Paddling Launch Interpretive Trail 0.0 6 Day Use Area Campsites with Water 0.11 Squirrel Haven Camping Area Full Hookup Campsites 0.0 8 CCC Cut-Through 0.2 mi. 0.1 Rec Hall Campsites with Water & Electric Caddo Forest Trail 0.7 mi. 9 0.0 Mill Pond Camping Area Playground 0.1 1 0.07 7 0.0 Dump Station Cabin (Without Bathroom) Wildlife Viewing Area Armadillo Run Camping Area Woodpecker Hollow Camping Area Canoe Rental Boat Ramp Pine Ridge Spur 0.2 mi. 2 0.2 0.35 Cabins 0.1 7 Amphitheater Fishing Pine Ridge Loop 0.7 mi. 0. 17 0.2 3 0' 25 200' 0.05 04 0. Screened Shelters 43 Cabin Area . POINTS OF INTEREST 275' 350 ' (GPS coordinates shown in decimal degrees) VIEW OF THE PAST 300 ' 32.6844° -94.1778° "CCC boys" built a Rec Hall for dining and barracks for sleeping in the 1930s; the barracks were converted to cabins upon completion of the park. CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS PAVILION 32.6905° -94.1739° Rest at this pavilion built in the 1930s as a gathering place for friends and family. It is a fine example of CCC craftsmanship. SAW MILL POND 32.6932° -94.1791° Bald cypress trees draped in Spanish moss frame a front-row seat for viewing wildife, including turtles and wading shorebirds. 2 NOTES: 0' 30 All trails are hiking only. Bikes must remain on pavement. Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use. 2198 Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2020 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4508-0029J (7/20) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 134 To Jefferson . To Uncertain 251' 2606 To Karnack TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041.
texas parks and wildlife Interpretive Guide to: CADDO LAKE Cabins were designed to incorporate natural materials from the surrounding landscape. Still in use today, they are a testament to CCC skill and craftsmanship. THANK YOU FOR VISITING! Discover a quiet retreat in East Texas among Spanish moss– draped trees and cypress bayous. Here along the bank of Big Cypress Bayou you will find the 484-acre Caddo Lake State Park. The enduring craftsmanship of the rustic stone and wood cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s evokes a sense of peace and tranquility. C a dd o i s a r e f u g e f r o m t h e 21st century, While enjoying this natural beauty, please remember that everything you see in the park is protected. Artifacts, rocks, plants and animals (even snakes) are all part of the region’s rich natural and cultural heritage. Help us keep park recreational use sustainable for the future and protect these resources by leaving things as you find them. FURTHER READING Caddo Was… A short history of Caddo Lake by Fred Dahmer (1989) Parks for Texas by James Wright Steely (1999) Every Sun That Rises by Wyatt Moore (1985) We hope you will visit these CCC-developed parks and other state parks while visiting East Texas: Bonham State Park • Bonham, Texas • (903) 583-5022 Caddo Lake State Park • Karnack, Texas • (903) 679-3351 Daingerfield State Park • Daingerfield, Texas • (903) 645-2921 Tyler State Park • Tyler, Texas • (903) 597-5338 a place to enjoy s i m p l e r e c r e a t i o n a l a n d interpretive opportunities and escape the rush of modern life. Proud Sponsor of Texas Parks and Wildlife Programs © 2015 TPWD. PWD BR P4508-029G (7/15) In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. STATE PARK C A D D O L A K E S T A T E P A R K THE MAN BEHIND THE DREAM the CADDO indians In the late 18th or early 19th century, Caddo Indians settled on this rich land, where according to tribal legend, “water thrown up into the drift along the shore by a wind” formed Tso’to (Sodo) Lake. Legends tell of the formation of the lake and Sha’childi’ni (Timber Hill), the first and last known Caddo village in this area. People have lived in this area for at least 12,000 years. For centuries, they hunted and gathered among the wetlands, forests and broad floodplains. Then they began to settle in permanent villages. The Caddo hunted wild game with bows and arrows, fished, and farmed corn, beans and squash. They built ceremonial centers and maintained far-reaching trade routes. THE CCC builds caddo sp In 1933, Mr. T. J. Taylor (better known as Ladybird Johnson’s father), several local institutions and other land donors contributed property for the development of the first National Park Service-supervised state park in Texas. Utilizing the National Park Service (NPS) natural design style, CCC Companies 889 and 857 developed Caddo Lake State Park between 1933 and 1937. Created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps provided employment and vocational education for unemployed young men while providing necessary labor for conservation projects, ultimately promoting the development of state park systems around the country. Enrollees were men between the ages of 17 and 25 who qualified for public assistance. The program provided clothing, food, medical care and $30 a month, of which $25 was sent home to their families. CCC enrollees spent their daily time attending classes and constructing roads, trails, buildings, native log picnic tables and other furniture. The structural designs incorporate natural materials from the surrounding landscape. The men enjoyed recreational activities just as visitors do today, using time away from work projects to host open houses, dinners and organized sporting events. The park entrance portals, Rec Hall, cabins and pavilion were built in the rustic NPS style, blending architecture and nature. Several of these structures have withstood 70 years of wear and weather and are used today by park visitors. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staff and contractors completed restoration of the Rec Hall and cabins in the fall of 2002. Concept for park sign as presented in original CCC architectural illustrations A NATURAL TREASURE O ne of the world
TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE BIRDS OF CADDO LAKE S T A T E P A R K A FIELD CHECKLIST 2019 INTRODUCTION C addo Lake State Park is located in Northeast Texas, 14 miles northeast of Marshall on State Highway 43, then east one mile on FM 2198, in Harrison County. The nearest communities are two small towns, Karnack and Uncertain. The park, adjacent to Big Cypress Bayou, consists of 484 acres on the southern shore of the bayou. The state park is part of what was once the South’s largest natural lake ecosystem (now reinforced with a dam). Caddo Lake covers a 26,800-acre maze of channels, meandering bayous, sloughs, and bald cypress thickets draped in Spanish moss. In October 1993, Caddo Lake was designated a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention, an international treaty which seeks to conserve wetlands throughout the world. There are currently 38 recognized Ramsar sites in the United States. Topography is irregular, rolling, hilly uplands and flat floodplains and terraces. The climate is warm, moist, humid, and subtropical, with an annual rainfall of approximately 48 inches. The diverse habitats found throughout the park provide an ideal home for a wide variety of plants and animals. The area, especially its wetlands, provides significant and regionally critical habitat for a variety of migratory and resident wildlife. These include waterfowl, raptors, colonial waterbirds, songbirds, and furbearers. This checklist was compiled by Vanessa Neace of Caddo Lake Wildlife Management Area and is based on observations by numerous individuals, in particular members of the Northeast Texas Field Ornithologists. You can contribute to this checklist by reporting new and unusual sightings or changes in status. You may leave your sightings at the park headquarters or mail them to the Natural Resource Program, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744. Nomenclature and organization for this checklist follow the 7th edition of the American Ornithologists Union Check-list of North American Birds as currently supplemented. Please help us protect the natural avian communities in our parks by refraining from using playback tapes of bird songs. Frequent use of these tapes disrupts normal avian activity patterns and essential territorial behavior, and may lead to nest failure. Thank you for your cooperation. 1 LEGEND Abundance C – Common U – Uncommon O – Occasional R – Rare T – Transient Suitable habitat is available; should not be missed during appropriate season. Present, but in moderate numbers; not seen on every visit during appropriate season. present, only a few times per season; also includes those species that do not occur each year, while in some years may be fairly common. Records are sporadic and few. Occurs in variable numbers; passing through, usually flying overhead. * – Nests locally Italics – Federal Threatened or Endangered Species ^ – State Listed Threatened or Endangered Species Seasons Sp – Spring (March, April, May) S – Summer (June, July, August) F – Fall (September, October, November) W – Winter (December, January, February) Status (St) P – Permanent M – Migratory Casual: Out of normal range, very seldom seen over several years, but can be expected again: Mottled Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Ground-Dove, Neotropic Cormorant, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Cape May Warbler, Red-cockaded Woodpecker^ Did you find a rare bird? The Visitor Center has an eBird Trail Tracker for you to record your findings and to discover what others have been seeing. So Good Birding! And be sure to let us know if you find an accidental, hypothetical, or unlisted bird. If its really rare, remember a picture is worth a thousand words. 2 CHECKLIST Sp S F W St DUCKS, GEESE, AND SWANS ____ Greater White-fronted Goose................T T M ____ Snow Goose.......................................... T T M ____ Ross’s Goose........................................ T M ____ Canada Goose*..................................... T T M ____ Black-bellied Whistling-Duck............... O ____ Wood Duck*.........................................C U C C P ____ Gadwall................................................U U U M ____ American Wigeon.................................U U U M ____ Mallard................................................C U C C P/M ____ Blue-winged Teal..................................U U R M ____ Green-winged Teal................................U U U M ____ Northern Shoveler................................O O U M ____ Northern Pintail.................................... R M ____ Canvasback..........................................O O U M ____ Redhead............................................... R O M ____ Ring-necked Duck................................U U C M ____ Greater Scaup.......................................R R R M ____ Lesser Scaup........................................
Caddo Lake S TAT E PA R K PINEYWOODS Caddo Lake STATE PARK Thick stands of bald cypress and a tangle of aquatic plants thrive in the waters at Caddo Lake State Park. Because the vegetation is so lush, much of the lake is really a maze of sloughs, bayous and ponds. The park affords excellent access to the upper end of the lake, where you’ll find the most diverse fishing in Texas. Also popular are the park’s quaint cabins, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Camping: Campsites with water only, water and electricity, or full hookups. Screened shelters. Group Facilities: Recreation hall (capacity 100), seating 60, full kitchen. Cabins: Indoor showers; central air/heat; sleeps 2 to 6. Picnicking: Picnic areas with tables, one with playground. Fishing: More than 70 fish species in lake, including crappie, largemouth bass and catfish. Boating: Boat ramp. Series of boat roads through swamp are marked. Canoeing: Canoe rentals available. Trails: 2-mile hiking trail. Short nature trail. Texas State Parks Store: One-of-a-kind gifts, shirts, souvenirs, books, etc. 43 49 Jefferson Harleton 134 2208 Caddo Lake State Park Uncertain Karnack 134 1999 43 154 9 Marshall 20 59 TEXAS Shreveport Waskom LOUISIANA Located in Harrison County, 14 miles northeast of Marshall on Texas 43, then east one-half mile on F.M. 2198, then turn left on Park Road 2, before big curve in road. Caddo Lake State Park 245 Park Road 2, Karnack, TX 75661 • (903) 679-3351 www.texasstateparks.org Rates and reservations: (512) 389-8900. For info only: (800) 792-1112. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. © 2018 TPWD PWD CD P4508-029F (8/18) In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041.
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