to Spatterdock Guest Houses
On Caddo Lake
some ideas for you on places to eat and things to see in our area.
Offered in the Uncertain Area
is the village grocery
where you can find most of the items you failed to pack for your
trip to Caddo, everything from balsamic vinegar to parmesan cheese.
The Outpost serves breakfast, biscuits, sausage and gravy, homemade
kolaches, breakfast sandwiches and burritos. Also, delicious home-cooked
lunches and a variety of sandwiches prepared fresh all day.
sells ice, firewood, beer, wine and souvenirs.
Caddo Outpost is located at 144 North Cypress Drive
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
Café, in the heart of Uncertain, specializes in fried catfish,
huge chicken fried steaks and breakfast.
Open Thursday through the weekend at 7 am.
510 Cypress Drive. 903 789-2123
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
McCartys Rusty Mule Eatery, specializing
in "made from scratch" pizzas, pasta and specialty foods.
Dine-in, Take out or Delivery
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 5 until 10.
The Rusty Mule is located at 130 Old Farm Rd. 134
of Caddo, operated by Paul and Darlene Keith. Paul is a fishing
guide on Caddo and knows all about fish, including how to fry them
201 West Austin ST. Jefferson, Texas 903 601-4446.
A boat tour
is a must. Caddo is great to see from the banks, but to really see,
feel and absorb Caddo, get in a boat. Boat tours are available at
Johnson's Ranch Marina and Shady Glade Marina.
Ranch Marina is
a must. In operation for over 100 years, it is the oldest inland
marina in Texas.
5131 E. Cypress Drive - 903-789-3213
recommends these special tours:
Charming and witty Capt. Danny Sullivan, escorts you on a Caddo
Lake excursion like no other. A highly skilled boatsman, Danny will
astound you with his ability to navigate and his knowledge of this
fascinating lake. His tour is a "Make Memory" trip. See
YouTube videos on Spatterdock Home Page. (Danny does dockside pickups.)
Contact : Danny at Mudport, 214 649-7265
Mossy Brake Camp Caddo
Lake Swamp Tours:
Immerse yourself in the magnificent "other worldliness"
that is Caddo Lake. Affable Patrick Collins, in a 21 foot custom
flat bottom boat, takes pleasure in giving tours from one to five
passengers. Patrick's extremely stable boat, works well for photographers
wanting to capture the perfect sunrise/sunset. Spending his days
on the lake, Patrick knows where and when to view specific wildlife
and dramatic scenery. (Dockside pickups are available.) Contact
Pat Collins at 612-735-7625
Tree Backwater Tours: With over 50 years on Caddo Lake, Capt.
Steve Sullivan specializes in showing you God's amazing Creation
that is the backwaters of Caddo Lake. This tour will take you to
places on the lake where most boats either can't go or don't know
about. (Dockside pick-ups available.) contact Capt. Steve at
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
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 after
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 Dottie Carter, and walk to the
right of the house to enjoy the garden and the "Bigfoot Walked
TX, an historic
town with nice shops and eateries and activities for 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.