Great trails! This park has both land and water trails. Wonderful place to canoe, kayak, paddle boat and fish. Good space between camp sites and there are full hook up sites. First come choice. Friendly staff!
Very well maintained park with easy access to all areas. Newer restroom new Woodpecker hollow ground entrance is highly recommended for those needing a shower. Due to Covid, park is currently NOT renting watercraft. Family Dollar very close and recommenced for any items needed..including food, beer, water, etc. Finding a way to get on the water a must! Beautiful park and we will be back!
When we called to make our reservation there was only one spot left and it was at the Mill Pond camping area. I was a little hesitant because this area is water hook up only. However, it is the only camping area in the park with water view. So, we sprung for a generator and reserved the spot. On arrival, we were surprised to find that there were plenty of open spots even after being told several times there were not. My assumption was that this had to do with Covid 19 and limited capacity regulations. Nevertheless, the Mill Pond camping area is the way to go. Easy access to the pond and breathtaking views made this my favorite camping location so far. It also could have been the swampy nature reviving my Louisiana roots. Other pros to Caddo State Lake park were the very long scenic hiking trails that included beautiful rock stairs, canoeing through the pond out into the bay, adorable cabins, and wildlife. We spotted a deer, paddle fish, and a baby gator! About four miles from the park is a National Wildlife Refuge with walking trails and auto-tour route. There are several canoe trails on Caddo Lake. I strongly suggest putting in at Crip's Camp to explore the"Old Folks Playground" paddle trail for some very unique scenery.
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We totally lucked out getting a spot at Caddo lake on a holiday weekend during the pandemic. Normally we tent camp, but went with the kids and grandkids who have an RV. We were glad we were in the RV as it rained quite a bit. The campground is gorgeous with all the trees and Spanish moss and swamps. The bathrooms are really nice, great showers and spacious. The trails are well marked, the park roads make for good biking (no bike riding on the trails) and the fishing piers are nice. Even though the canoe rental was closed, there are rentals a short distance away. During the pandemic, we think every other site was blocked off, it was nice not to have a super crowded park, but will sure be glad when this is over!
Unique lake ,Beautiful trees all in it.I had a electric and water site, was very nice .on site 36 I was close to a pretty new bathroom they were clean. With a Texas state park pass ,it was $15 a night. AT&T 0-1 bar
Visited with a group of friends and stayed in a cabin. No frills but super clean and functional. Great facilities, beautiful kayaking and hiking trails. A great time all around and the scenery is out of this world!
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:
I've camped here over 10 times..cannot get there enough!
They have stone cottages with a fireplace to accommodate large groups or families or smaller ones for like a couple which have the outside grills to cook on but no fireplace in the smaller ones.
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.