"The Only Natural Lake in Texas--Caddo Lake" Caddo Lake State Park by VeronicaG
Caddo Lake State Park Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 74 photos
Gauzy sheets of silvery moss create a pretty picture as they hang from Cyprus trees over Big Cypress Bayou, which is tucked inside Caddo Lake State Park. Here you'll find camping, boat launch, boat rentals, picnic tables, trails and scenery to breathe in and enjoy!
On the day we visited the park, there were only a handful of us here--that is until a busload of Boy Scouts added their excited shouts to the mix.
The Caddo Indians inhabited the area around this lake a long time ago. In fact, their legend tells of a time when their men went hunting only to return to find their village had disappeared beneath the still waters.
The lake was dammed in the early part of the 20th century when oil was discovered, but it was also necessary to help with flooding. Eventually a new dam was constructed in 1971. The park is a popular place for fishing and for appreciating nature!
It's believed that log jams plugging the Red River caused floodwaters to back up to Caddo Bayou, creating the picturesque lake we see today.
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