Caddo Lake is the only Natural Lake in Texas and is situated on the border of Texas and Louisiana. The lake is named after the Southeastern culture of Native Americans called Caddoans. They lived on the lake until the 1900s until....you know....White people showed up.....
Sohee and I decided to go on part of the Old Folk's Kayak Trail. The map on the boat ramp is a bit dirty so you may want to use the one we provide below cause we're super nice like that.
Caddo Lake includes one of the largest flooded cypress forests in the United States
During our paddling we got a glimpse of the diverse flora and fauna which according to TPWD: includes approximately 189 species of trees and shrubs, 75 grasses, 42 woody vines.
We saw just a few different birds on our trip, but their are more than 200 kinds of recorded birds species.
The lake's natural beauty is well worth the trip
Giant salvinia can be seen on top of most of the water in this area. It is a sinister plant that has the uncanny ability to reproduce itself rapidly. One plant can become 60 million in less than two months.
If you don't have your own boat, but would like to take pay for a boat tour on this lake, go to the link below.
Chris Rates it 9/10 This lake feels like you are paddling through the amazon at times. It feels very untouched by man, and the pesky giant salvinia makes it seem like you are in uncharted waters. Since we were in an inflatable kayak there was a bit of fear since the lake is known to have alligators and snakes. Fortunately we did not run into any reptiles but there were plenty of fish that gave us a scare when they splashed the surface. This place needs to be on top of your list for things to do in East Texas. Make sure to check it out on your visit.