Go Devil boat on Caddo

Personalized Tours and Guide Services
Specializing in Backwater Tours on Caddo Lake.

Come take a journey into the far Outback of Texas. Caddo Lake is the largest natural lake in Texas. As you tour the lake you can marvel at God's creations seeming untouched by the outside world. A wonderful, beautiful and mystic place, Caddo Lake is a maze of 26,800 acres of interconnected waters ways, bayous, sloughs, ox-bows, channels, islands and cypress thickets.

Caddo Lake is a place that one could explore for a life time and still find places that you could think no man has ever gone before. Caddo is a natural lake abundant with wildlife and plant life; including 44 threatened and endangered species. There are 71 species of fish that make Caddo their home, thus having the most diverse fish population in the state. Caddo Lake is also home and resting grounds for well over 200 species of birds.

There is also a "frequently asked questions" section on the rates page you might find helpful.

                                            Scenic Tours - Nature Tours - Photo Tours
                              Also excellent for a romantic get-away for that special loved one!

Located in North East Texas near the border of Texas and Louisiana
Tours are scheduled by appointment of a time of your choosing.
Tours are personal tours only with no grouping of strangers.

The boat pictured above is the swamp
boat we use to get you into the areas that a normal boat can't go!

We use a Go Devil swamp boat to get you in places other's can't go.

Growing up here on Caddo Lake and spending my youth and most of my life exploring this beautiful place has given me a certain appreciation for this unique and special place I call home, Caddo Lake. It is my goal to give you the most pleasurable experience possible and provide you a personal and intimate experience of Caddo Lake that you will always remember. For me, seeing Caddo through other's eyes as they experience the best nature has to offer is a pleasure and very rewarding, I think I must have the best job in the world! I invite you to come visit Caddo Lake and experience a place that time has seemed to have forgotten. A place with such beauty words or pictures can hardly depict what you will witness if you see it in person. I am so sure you will enjoy the experience that I tell all my customers, don't pay for the tour until it's over and if you don't like the tour you don't have to pay. I look forward to seeing you.
John Winn, Caddo Outback Tours.    

Our tour cabin is located about 21/2 miles from the Caddo Lake State Park.
Caddo Lake State Park offers cabins, shelters, camping.
Also try out Caddo Lake State Park's hiking trails while you are here.

Scenic Tours - Nature Tours - Photo Tours
Gator Tours - Birding Tours - Night Tours

We will customize the tours to fit your individual needs.

Call: 903-789-3384 to book your tour.

Named by two young ladies from Frisco Texas.
This picture of Frisco was taken by
David Renfro on March 23, 2012 on a photo tour.

Momma Nutria and her baby.
Image by David Renfro.

For more information on other local businesses on Caddo Lake.
Go to: www.caddolake.info

Caddo Lake Scenes

Overlooking Big lake

Willowson's Woodyard
on a foggy morning



Caddo Outback Backwater Tours
John & Diane Winn
1869 Pine Island Rd.
Karnack, Texas 75661
903-789-3384 (home)


Note: For information feel free to email us.
To book your tour please call the number above.

Did You Know?

Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas of any significant size and the
 largest in the South, covering about 26,800 acres at normal water level.

Caddo Lake supports one of the largest cypress growth forest in the world
with some trees as old as 400 years of age .

Caddo Lake has 71 species of fish, making it have the
most diverse fish population in the state of Texas. You will
find fish from the smallest, like the little minnows, chubs & shiners,
to the large blue, and flathead catfish, to the largest the alligator gar.

12 feet 9 inch long Alligator Gar caught by the Albrights in 1957


Over the years Caddo lake has hosted the filming of several motion pictures such as.
The Bayou Boy, (Disney) Soggy Bottom USA, Southern Comfort.
Big John, Gator Bait, Universal Soldier and several more

In 1993, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, a treaty that provides the
framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands throughout the world, designated
 Caddo Lake as a wetland of international importance.






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