Hosts: Billy and
her creative, whimsical spirit with plantings and mosaics. Follow
the rock path through the garden and out on the pier, Lost Dog Walk,
to sit among the giant cypress. Dottie's latest project is the rejuvenation
of a little dock house called Whangdoodle. Dottie's mosaics can
be seen in the form of VW bugs, starting at the arrival point of
Uncertain (Wanda Warmouth) and all around Taylor Island where most
of the Spatterdock cottages are located.
Billy and Dottie own
and operate Johnson's Ranch Marina, a favorite spot for locals and
visitors to get together to enjoy the large over-the-water deck
and share ideas. Johnson's has boat tours, pontoon boats for larger
groups and for 4 or less, Go-Devil tours that can take guests into
the depths of the largest bald cypress swamp in the South. Johnson's
gives individual tours, not blended parties. Fishing trips, boat
launching, boat rentals, live bait and snacks and drinks are also
The Carter's Caddo Outpost,
Uncertain's little grocery store, may have everything that you forgot
to pack for your trip. You might find anything from saltine crackers
to balsamic vinegar. Served daily are home cooked meals and a variety
Both Billy and Dottie
were raised on Caddo. Billy has been guiding, fishing and hunting
for 35 years and enjoys telling of his lake adventures, ranging
from spending foggy nights lost in the swamp to spanking beavers
for blocking his favorite fishing hole.
Dottie has written two
books, Good Indians, Strong and Brave, about her rambunctious
youth and The Fireball of Caddo Lake, Beer Smith, her memoirs
of growing up on Caddo Lake with her father as a somewhat eccentric
mentor. The books can be bought locally or ordered through Amazon.
Around Uncertain, you'll
probably catch a glimpse of Billy and Dottie, cruising the lake
in a boat, or the roads on motorcycles. Wave them down and say hello!