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  • Caddo Lake is situated on the Texas and Louisiana border in North East Texas and North West Louisiana. Three hours west of Dallas and 30 minutes east of Shreveport.

  • Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas and the largest in the South.

  • Caddo Lake supports one of the largest cypress growth swamps anywhere.

  • Caddo Lake covers about 26,800 acres at normal water level. Caddo Lake roughly lies about half in Texas and half in Louisiana. The Louisiana side of Caddo is more open water while the Texas side is more swamp like.

  • Caddo Lake has 71 species of fish, making it have the most diverse fish population in the state of Texas.

  • Caddo Lake has about 225 species of birds, ranging from the smallest of warblers to birds with six feet wing spans like the Great Blue Heron.

  • Caddo Lake is a large maze of interconnected waterways, with over a hundred miles of clearly marked boat roads and more primitive boat roads that are not so easy to navigate.

  • Caddo lake has hosted the filming of several motion pictures such as.
    The Bayou Boy, (Disney) Soggy Bottom USA, Southern Comfort.
    Big John, Gator Bait, Universal Soldier and several more

  •  In 1993, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, a treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands throughout the world, designated Caddo Lake as a wetland of international importance.

  • Caddo Lake Wildlife Management Area owned by the Texas Parks & Wildlife has roughly 8000 acres that is open to the public. A permit is required to go upon these lands. A permit can be purchased at the Caddo Lake State Park located on FM. 2198.

 

 

 

 


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