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Caddo Lake State Park

245 Park Road 2, Karnack, TX 75661-3921
+1 903-679-3351
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Relaxing, Peaceful & Serene

We visited this park in November of 2016 and it was rather empty. My husband and I are from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Crocker, Missouri
Enchanting Cypress, serene, enjoy a walking dead like run at nearby wildlife refuge!!!

We stayed in a 2 person cabin, clean comfortable and perfect! Some trails are currently closed but... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Austin, Texas
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A highly recommended park in northeast Texas with the largest natural lake in Texas and interesting swamp-land. This park is near the towns of Karnack, Uncertain, and Marshall.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cypress trees” (26 reviews)
“boat ramp” (11 reviews)
“fishing pier” (9 reviews)
245 Park Road 2, Karnack, TX 75661-3921
+1 903-679-3351
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this park in November of 2016 and it was rather empty. My husband and I are from Missouri and like to check out state parks when we visit his parents in Texas. We loved it the park was beautiful, we don't get to...More

Thank melindaglover2
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We stayed in a 2 person cabin, clean comfortable and perfect! Some trails are currently closed but we still had plenty of places to roam around. We did not pack much food but a small ice chest with camping type snacks for the day and...More

1  Thank travelprophet
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Took family trip to Caddo lake State Park and stayed in one of the cabins. Cabins are affordable and had plenty of room. Loved the big covered patio to sit and enjoy the peacefulness in the area. Caddo Lake is one of a kind in...More

Thank wfouse
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Earler in July, we enjoyed canoeing on beautiful Caddo Lake It was beautiful, still and serene. The trees are beautiful, and I enjoyed seeing the reflections they made in the water. We saw a couple of herons as we paddled by. Getting the canoe into...More

Thank Madelinejane
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

My son and I stayed in a 4-person cabin at the state park. During our visit, we enjoyed Captain Ron's Swamp Tour nearby in Karnack. The state park is beautiful and has piers and scenic views of the lake. The historic cabins are very comfortable...More

3  Thank chipmay
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The drive through the State Park is short but get out and walk!! The views are gorgeous! There are adorable cabins to rent, camping, and fishing does not require a license as it is in the state park. The gift shop has some amazing books...More

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 2 July 2017

My wife and I spent 6 nights camping at Caddo Lake State Park. The facilities were very good and the park staff friendly and helpful. We especially enjoyed the peace and quiet and the respect for others exhibited by the campers nearby. We enjoyed our...More

Thank DougTX1
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We were there during the week. It was so quiet and peaceful. This place is awesome with cypress. We spent a night at their 2 people cabin which has microwave, coffee maker and hot showers. It's comfortable for 2. I highly recommend canoeing in the...More

Thank ZxTravel
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I would not drive out of your way to see this state park. It is a small park with not much to do unless you go out in the muddy water. The cypress trees in the water were pretty unique.

1  Thank DavidP404
Reviewed 30 May 2017

First, the positives. The park office had some interesting displays. The office staff was helpful and polite. The fishing dock was fun to use and the kids caught a fish. The cabin spots looked nice. Now for the negatives. The campgrounds are absolutely inundated with...More

Thank jharrellwilson
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3 April 2017|
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Response from DCinCowtown | Reviewed this property |
Spring or fall would be fine. Personally I prefer the fall.
Heather D
31 March 2017|
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Response from Janice S | Reviewed this property |
there is a very nice playground and hiking trails that are well maintained.