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Caddo Lake State Park, Karnack

#40 of 222 in Nature in Texas
Caddo Lake State Park is a state park located in eastern Texas and operated as a wildlife management area (WMA), Caddo Lake is the lake that the state park encompasses, and is one of only a handful of natural lakes in Texas. The park consists of 8,253 acres (3,340 ha) west of the lake itself, in Harrison County, near Karnack, Texas. The lake and surrounding area was drilled for petroleum in the 1900s. The lake was created by a gigantic log jam known as the Great Raft.
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  • Great place to visit. We love taken the nature trails and seeing all the wildlife. They have amazing camp areas. Make sure you stop and go in the museum. Lots of history. The staff is always very...  more »
  • I have been to this park before but this time we came to hike the trails. Trails are short and relatively easy. Enjoyed seeing them but I would love to return when everything is green. Park...  more »
  • Amazing, the park is like nothing I have seen before. The trees in the lake are a sight to behold. There are campgrounds, trails, fishing, picnic tables, so many wonderful things to see and do. The entrance fees are very reasonable and the staff were very friendly. There are tours available as well. if you are in there area this is a place that should be on your list to visit
  • We went on a night hike with a park ranger and quite a few others. It was very interesting. Although, we could've potentially seen/heard more if people respected what they were repeatedly asked - to not talk it be loud. That never happened - but the park employee handled it very very well. I highly recommend visiting.

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