Come take a journey into the far Outback of Texas. Caddo Lake is the largest natural lake in Texas. As you explore 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, sloug
Notice: Due to the US Coast Guard recently taking federal jurisdiction over much of Caddo Lake / Big Cypress Bayou and requiring that all guides obtain a US Coast Guards Captains License we have made changes to our business. I have decided that I am not going through all the effort, schooling and money to get this license. I do have a option to be able to take tours out in the Carter's Lake area because they have not as of date declared this area under federal jurisdiction. Tours will be very limited now due to the logistics and our focus will be more towards getting our new campsites and boat rental business up and going. To my loyal customers to whom we have become friends over the years, "you know who you are" let me know when you want to go out and I will will either give you information on where to meet me at the departure site on Carter's Lake or I will just say come on down to the cabin and I will take out for free. The Coast Guard says anyone that carries people out for compensation on waters that they designate as under their federal jurisdiction must have a US Coast Guards Captains License. To my friends, they can't say a thing if I take you out for free!
We have Osagain and Alumacraft canoes available to our customers to explore Caddo Lake. Great for two to three people. Canoe rates are $35.00 a day ( 8 hr ) plus tax. $25.00 plus tax for half day ( 4 hr ).
We have sit on and sit in kayaks available for those that like to solo paddleand get into those remote areas of Caddo Lake. Kayak rates, $40.00 a day ( 8 hr. ) plus tax. $30 plus tax for half day ( 4 hr ).
Caddo Lake has a large variety of wildlife such as this busy beaver that was photographed on one of our guided tours.
The sun casting its rays through the cypress trees on a Caddo Lake guided sightseeing tour.
A NOTE FROM THE OWNER: 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. Come 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 look forward to seeing you.
Caddo Outback Owner / Operator John Winn
While you are here be sure to visit the Caddo Lake State Park. You can obtain your Limited Public Use Permit at the park for the Wildlife Management Area. The park offers cabins, shelters, camping, free fishing and much more. Also check out their park store for Caddo Lake souvenirs.
Come and experience the only cypress swamp in Texas, a virtual forrest on the water that covers thousands of acres.
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 being half swamp and half 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.
Hey Folks you can reach me much easier by calling, my email doesn't work that great here in the swamp! Leave a message if you get the answering machine and I will call you back, thanks.
1869 Pine Island Road, Karnack, Texas 75661, United States