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On Caddo Lake
some ideas for you on places to eat and things to see in our area,
places to go and eateries in our area.
Up A Boat Ride
"Billy Carter's Get Lost and Love It" tours. You will
be on your private tour in a Go-Devil boat that can take you places
that no many visitors see from a larger boat. This Go-Devil can
skim through small openings in the trees and little pockets tucked
away in the back waters of Caddo Lake. Pontoon boats are available
for large groups and photography tours.
reservations by phone (903-789-3213), or better yet, go to Johnson's
Ranch Marina and meet with the folks in Texas' oldest inland marina.
A covered pavilion gives you a panoramic look of Big Cypress Bayou.
Open the doors to the building and step back in time by viewing
Caddo memorabilia. Snacks, soft drinks, beer, fishing gear, along
with lake maps, professional photos, books and souvenirs are for
sale in the curious old building that has withstood many floods.
Johnson's Ranch Marina has low octane outboard motor gas.
The marina also rents boats, with or without motors, canoes,
kayaks, and cabins.
is located at 5131 E. Cypress Drive
Offered in the Uncertain Area
Bar and Grill, Excellent food and a good selection of beer and
wine. Entertainment includes a juke box and pool tables. Open 7
days per week from 12 noon to 12 midnight. Friendly folks!
The Lighthouse is located at 1805 Blair's Landing Road.
Lodge, a waterside
restaurant with typical Caddo Lake fare. Originally built in the
1940's, it is a traditional stop for those who come often to Caddo
Lake. Closed Monday and Tuesday. It's a great place for large groups
Big Pines Lodge is
located at 737 Pine Island Road
built high off the water, serves excellent food with a great view
of Big Cypress Bayou. One of their specialties is a bowl of red
beans with every meal. Closed Monday's an Tuesday's.
River Bend is located at 211 PR 2422
town grocery store where you can pick up all the items you failed
to pack and grab a warm breakfast and a home cooked lunch or sandwiches.
Caddo Outpost is located at 144 North Cypress Drive
S Country Store,
is a little grocery stop that serves breakfast and lunch. Their
hamburgers are delicious. Go west on FM-2198, cross over Hwy 43,
and you will see Circle S on your left. They also sell gasoline.
Circle S is located a 17353 FM-134
Mexican Restaurant (Aseret
is Teresa spelled backward and the name of the owner's wife.) The
enchiladas (veracruz style) are delichious. Owner, Jacobo, plays
amazing guitar for visitors.
Aseret's is located at 17300 FM-134 (cross hwy 43 and look on
Ranch Marina is
a must. In operation for over 100 years, it is the oldest inland
marina in Texas. Meet Billy Carter, the owner, and his great staff,
all knowledgeable about Caddo Lake.
5131 E. Cypress Drive - 903-789-3213
once an army ordinance plant, has miles of woodland roads to explore
on foot, horseback or in a vehicle.
15600 Hwy 134 (in Karnack) - 903-679-9143
Lake State Park,
a beautiful park with hilly terrain. Built by Civilian Conservation,
rock structures remain. There is a fee to drive through the park.
Located off of FM-2198.
245 PR-2 - 903-679-3351
riding. Reggie Bracey was the cowboy who rode the horse for the
Denver Cowboys. He also worked many years as a rodeo clown. He will
be a great host for a horseback adventure.
445 Fason Street, Karnack, TX -903-471-4750 / 281-761-9870
Tee Shirt and Souvenir Shop,
quality gifts, including pottery, tee-shirts, caps, book by local
writers and much more.
On the right side of the road, past the trash bins and before
the turn to Mound Pond Road.
on Mound Pond Road. A quirky little cemetery where local folks are
laid to rest.
enjoy the repurposed mosaic VWs on Bois d Arc and North Mossy Brake
Drive. Stop in at Wildfern, home of Billy and Dottie Carter, and
walk to the right of the house to enjoy the garden and the new "Bigfoot
Walked Here" trail.
TX, an historic
town with nice shops and eateries and activities bor both young
and old. Jefferson is about 16 east on Hwy 134. Recommended ---
Kitt's Kornbread Sandwich and Pie Bar and the Austin Street
Bistro. These are two of many good places to eat in Jefferson.
Shopping for cool clothes, Made in The Shade on Austin Street.
TX, 16 miles
south on Hwy 43, has breathed life into it's main street. Try a
lunch at Central Perks, in the renovated Weisman building. Marshall
has 3 fine museums: Railroad Museum, Michelson Art Museum and Old
County Courthouse Museum.
Lindsey and Company,
an old country mercantile that has been in operation for over 100
years (a step back in time). Great place to visit.
also an Alligator Farm in Waskom. It has activities for kids.