This is a parish ran park that is very well maintained. Security measures are excellent. The park is shaded and all sites are either lake side or almost. There are back-in and pull-through sites. Not all of the park is FHU but they have three pull through dumps. There is a new bathhouse that is very clean and requires a code to be entered on a keypad for entry. There is a small wildlife sanctuary (zoo but no petting) and free roaming peacocks. Good fishing from the docks or by boat. The park is close to shopping, casinos, and restaurants. Love this park.
Very pretty camping area. We stayed here at site 14. Had a long pier over the water, and plenty of space between campers. Not level ground, but we managed with enough blocks to get it level. This was a back in site. Water and electric, no sewer, but had a dump station. Absolutely no cell service. Lake Claiborne was a gorgeous lake yo kayak on.
I just visited the park for the first time since the renovations have been completed. The park was closed for three months, re-opening in December 2018. Many people consider Caddo State Park to be the nicest park in the system.
It's really nice. There a some sites directly on the water. There are also really nice full hookup sites for RV's that are pull-through.
Local news story on the renovations:
We tent camp here in early Spring in the camping area #2 and comeback weekend after weekend. Many wonderfully marked hiking trails, two of the best frisbe golf courses in Louisiana. There's a nice little beach where the kids can play and a playground area as well. The bathrooms are clean and warm (welcome in the winter and spring). The pavement is well kept and great for kids to ride bikes or scooters. The King of the Moutain Trail is my favorite becaues of it's wooden bridge and tiny waterfall.
It's great that there is a State Park right on this special lake. Don't forget your camera! And bug dope, as the bugs might swarm you as soon as you step out of your vehicle (a little DEET keeps them away). Rent a canoe from the park or get a list of local outfitters and boat guides from the Visitor Center. If you're willing to take a short drive from the campground, a guided tour is a fun way to get the history of the area with kids (otherwise, you can read about it in the park's literature and paddle yourself). If you want to get up close and personal with the cypress groves and moss, I recommend advance reservations to be taken out on the water in a Go-Devil boat; the regular boats can't get close to the cypress knees in the shallow water. The bathrooms at the campground are likely to be far from your campsite (they're adding a new bathhouse in 2018, and the temporary ones are quite nice but were a long walk from our site). Bicycles are convenient if you can bring them. We had fun biking around the trails, too.
I have taken my son camping here several times. Great small park. The big attraction here is the lake, which looks like something straight out of a Louisiana swamp movie. Huge old cypress trees with Spanish moss hanging from the limbs. The park rents canoes or there is a boat ramp to launch your own boat. The lake is very shallow and navigation can be tricky if you don't pay attention. I recommend a compass & getting the lake map from one of the bait shops near the park. With those, it's pretty straightforward. There are guided tours of the lake by vendors outside the park that are worthwhile. The nearby historic town of Jefferson is worth a visit also. Lots of history, Jefferson was a major supply point & gateway city to the West prior to the Civil War.
This is a beautiful park which has access into the bayou. The park offers canoe rentals or bring your kayak which you can put in the “pond” and paddle around the amazing cypress trees that are draped in moss. There’s also a boat ramp in the park which has access to Caddo Lake. Sites have lots of trees. There are sites with screened in shelters if you need extra room. Make time to go to Uncertain, Texas and eat at Shady Glade Cafe for the best chicken fried steak you’ll ever eat (I highly advise splitting it). Take your kayak for some beautiful paddle trails. They are putting in new showers/bathrooms in the park that should be complete in September 2018. You won’t regret camping here among the cypress trees.
The Caddo Lake State Park is the only true natural lake in Texas. Although the story is that the lake was formed by a giant log jam. The park and lake are notable due to the Cypress trees and Spanish moss that surround much of the lake. The park has campsites with full hookups, campsites with electricity and water and campsites with just water. I visited in July and had no problem finding a campsite. There are some hiking trails, but the main recreational activities center around the lake. In the nearby small town of Uncertain there is the Johnson Bait Shop where you can rent a canoe, kayak or boat to explore the lake. Within the state park, one can fish without a fishing license. There are a few piers from which to fish or one can fish from the shore. Be aware that there is poison ivy in the area and along the shore, so learn to identify it and stay away from it.
My husband & I spent the weekend kayaking caddo 2 weeks ago. It is undoubtedly the most beautiful place we've been. He was in amazement because he'd never been before. He's from Cincinnati where places like this just don't exist. Camping was very affordable & there is plenty to do nearby if you get tired of nature.
Kayaking this area was BEAUTIFUL and just unforgettable from our trip to this part of the state. You get to camp among the trees and spanish moss and water. There are some choices on just how much you get at your campsite (RV hookups, electric, water) and they had some screened sites that were full. If you make reservations far enough in advance definitely get the screened in areas. The bugs are awful, the gators are a little scary, but that’s the price you pay for the beauty.
We visited Caddo Lake for a weekend during July, and found it to be a pleasant experience. You need to reserve a campsite and register your vehicle for a small fee, which was pretty reasonable. Although most of the campsites were full, it did not seem crowded in the camping area, and we were still able to get a spot next to the water. During the night we could here raccoons and other critters crawling around, as well as fish (and maybe alligators?) If you look close enough, you can also see your neighbor's campfires. The park has nice trails to hike, albeit short, and there are old remains of brick structures which are cool to take photos with. The water itself is kind of murky, but the trees make for a spectacular scenic view. You can rent canoes and paddle around and fish, or you can fish from one of the piers which extends to the middle. We unfortunately did not have any luck, and neither did anyone we talked to, so fishing doesn't seem too great here. A cool aspect though are the alligators. If you walk out on the pier at night with a light, you can see their eyes as they swim around.
This is a quiet location with nice facilities. We always get a reservation or a spot on short notice, such as when we are passing through. Shower and laundry facilities are nice and well maintained. The campground is a good distance from main base and town, but that ensures a quiet place to stay.
State park by a lake. Pretty nice all in all. Fairly close to Shreveport, LA. Park was clean, and grass kept cut. Has a nice boat ramp and parking area by the lake. Raccoons are pro's at this park, so you may want to safely store your food and trash if staying in the campground area. They didn't get any of my stuff, but did get into another campers bag of trash.