Caddo Lake State Park Things to Do

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    Bald Cypress trees

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    The Bald Cypress trees on Caddo Lake have been ring dated to 400 years of age and give the Lake its unique beauty. Dramatic changes in Lake levels during the past 200 years has contributed to concerns about the health of the bald cypress ecosystem.
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    Government Ditch

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    I looked hard but I couldn't find any alligators lurking. Seems it was still a little warm for them to venture out but they were out there somewhere. I did see little turtles on logs sunny themselves though every now and then.
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    The Backwater

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    The Shack on Caddo Lake has been popular with Hollywood and there have been a number of motion pictures made on Caddo. Movies include ‘Big Bad John’ ‘Southern Comfort’ ‘Soggy Bottom, USA’ ‘The Long Hot Summer’ ‘The Man who Broke a Thousand Chains’ and ‘Gator Bait I and II’ which used this shack in the picture. Disney films include ‘The Ghost of Cypress Swamp’ ‘The Secret of the Pond’ ‘Bayou Boy’ ‘The Boy from Dead Man's Pond’ and ‘Weakfoot’. A segment from Walker, Texas Ranger was done here as well as many other similar shorts.
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    Wetland Communities

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    At least five types of major wetland communities have been identified on Caddo Lake - mesic uplands, willow oak flats, cypress flats, cypress swamps, and marshes.
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    The River Channel

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    Field observations say that Caddo Lake’s ecosystem is one of the most extensive remaining intact cypress swamp wetlands.
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    Spanish Moss

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    Cypress trees are draped with Spanish Moss and when a gentle wind gracefully bends the trees the moss is described as flowing like the hair of an angel in the breeze.
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    Spring

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    In the spring, this lovely lake is accented by yellow Lotus Blooms, purple Hyacinth blooms, white Water Lilly blooms and the yellow buds of the Spatterdock.
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    Alligator Bayou

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 8, 2003

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    This was a large wasp nest which was full. There were many on the branches as we went along but this heart shaped one was the largest we saw.
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