Kayaking Caddo Lake - Texas

Kayaking Caddo Lake - Texas

Experience an ancient cypress forest in east Texas by Kayaking Caddo Lake.

Named after its former inhabitants, the Caddo nation, Caddo lake is a perfect place to kayak and camp. Its said to be an east Texas treasure. This alone makes kayaking Caddo Lake worth considering for your next kayaking trip.

If you have been to Caddo Lake, Texas, you know what I’m talking about. You know the place that has a lake, a boat ramp and a campground with a little cabin for rent. If you don’t live in the area, you probably haven’t heard of it, but if you do live there, you probably know what I’m talking about too. It’s the little cabin in the woods that everyone seems to want to rent. It’s not just the cabin that people want to rent, though.

The lake is a beautiful body of water, and people go there to fish, swim, kayaking and to just enjoy the scenery.

At Caddo Lake State Park, you can fish, paddle, hike, picnic, camp or stay in a cabin, look for a geocache, and go boating. Rent our group hall for your next reunion!

Alligators live in the park; read our alligator safety tips before your visit.

Fish: Access the 26,810-acre Caddo Lake, which harbors more than 70 species of fish. We have a fish­ing pier and a boat ramp. You do not need a fish­ing license to fish from shore in a state park. 

Paddle: Explore Caddo Lake’s twists and turns. Rent a canoe in the park or bring your own canoe or kayak. You can also venture onto more than 50 miles of paddling trails in the Caddo Lake area (scroll down to the Pineywoods section).


Choose from 46 campsites, ranging from water only to full hookup sites.
Stay at a screened shelter.
Rent one of our historic cabins. These range from two- to six-person cabins, and several are ADA accessible.

Hike: Explore the forest afoot. One-quarter mile of the Caddo Forest Trail is ADA accessible. Learn more on our Trails Information page.

Shop for gifts and souvenirs at the park store.

H/T – tpwd.texas.gov

Watch the following video clip for a glimpse of what kayaking Caddo Lake has to offer (both camping and kayaking). 

“Kayak Camping Texas – 3 Days in an Ancient Swamp (Caddo Lake)” – YouTube video by Gatewood Brown

Read for more details about kayaking Caddo Lake here

Images Source: YouTube Clips

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