Caddo Forest Trail

Karnack, Texas 75661

Caddo Forest Trail

Caddo Forest Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"If Swamp Thing had a favorite place to go for rest and relaxation, Caddo Lake State Park would be it. Caddo Lake is the ideal cypress swamp with its matrix of bayous and sloughs covering over 26,000 acres. It is the only naturally formed lake of grand proportions in Texas. A natural logjam, the Great Raft, may have formed the bulk of Caddo Lake in the early 1800s, but it is possible that some permutation of the lake has existed for centuries.

Today the lake’s water levels are controlled by dams and reservoirs. Its depth fluctuates between 8 feet in the shallows to 20 feet in the bayous, and it harbors seventy-one species of fish. The lake is popular for fishing, but it’s best to forgo a swim as alligators are in residence."

Caddo Forest Trail Trip Reports

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4/12/2008
Not a bad trail, but a little crowded on the weekend. Lots of poison ivy as well this time of year. The bridges mentioned in the guide have been restored, so you can stay on the trail, instead of crossing over on the road. The trail also loops back on itself several times, so I found it hard to pick up the trail in a couple of spots. It all eventually ends up at the same place though, so just remember that the trailhead is northwest and the CCC building is northeast.
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5/9/2004
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6/16/2001
Good trail! Just check for ticks after you finish hiking.
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Trail Information

Karnack
Nearby City
0.75
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Best in Winter
Season
Caddo Lake State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Karnack
Local Maps