Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park


Location:15 miles northeast of Marshall on Highway 43, then east 1 mile on Farm Road 2198 to Park Road 2.
Facilities:Campsites with full hookups, campsites with water and electricity hookups, group camp, cabins, showers, restrooms, day-use group facility, picnic areas, screened shelter, interpretive center, hiking trails, nature trails, boat ramp, boat rentals, fishing pier, park store, playground, concession, recreation hall, amphitheater.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, hiking, bicycling, boat tours.
Special Features:This lake was the only natural lake in Texas until it was artificially dammed in the early 1900s. The lake is a maze of sloughs, ponds, and bayous with cypress groves.
Address:245 Park Rd 2
Karnack, TX 75661

Phone:903-679-3351
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/caddo_lake/
Size: 484 acres.

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Preliminary checklist of the ferns and herbaceous flowering plants of Caddo Lake State Park and vicinity.
Aerial photographs of the 3000 ha Caddo Lake State Park and Wildlife Management Area were used to map the park into 119 survey areas, each representing a distinct patch of vegetation.
This paper provides a quantitative description and gradient analysis of the wetland plant communities of Caddo Lake, focusing on the public lands of the Caddo Lake State Park and Wildlife Management Area.
5 km baseline in the Caddo Lake State Park and Wildlife Management Area.
Since a goal of this study was to survey and map the plant communities of the entire Caddo Lake State Park and Wildlife Management Area, a survey methodology was devised that would facilitate a rapid survey of the area, but still obtain data suitable for quantitative analysis.
The classification was corroborated by comparison of the community descriptions with the results from the transect data set and was used along with aerial photographs to develop a map of the wetland vegetation of Caddo Lake State Park and Wildlife Management Area and adjacent areas.
Sites with high axis 2 scores were associated with steep slopes and narrow ravines near the Caddo Lake State Park campground and headquarters area while terraces and natural levees from higher portions of the Cypress Bayou floodplain had low scores.
This classification forms the basis for a map of the wetland vegetation of Caddo Lake State Park and Wildlife Management Area (Figure 7).
The community was mainly observed in the campground and headquarters portion of Caddo Lake State Park, which according to USGS topographic maps, has some of the greatest topographic relief on the Caddo watershed.
The 2004 Top 100 Family Campgrounds: Allegany State Park, NY Antelope Island State Park, UT Auburn State Recreation Area, CA Ausable Point Campground, NY Bayou Segnette State Park, LA Bear Lake State Park, UT Benbow Lake State Recreation Area, CA Blackwater River State Park, FL Blanding Landing, IL Blue Creek, OK Bluff View, MO Carbolyn Park, KS Caddo Lake State Park, TX Calaveras Big Tree State Park, CA Quarry Cove, AR Choctaw Lake Campground and Recreation Area, MS Clarksburg State Park, MA Colorado River State Park, CO Copper Falls State Park, WI D.
angularis were encountered in the vicinity of Caddo Lake State Park in adjacent Harrison County, but its presence is anticipated during the cooler and wetter months of fall and winter.