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Boating: Caddo Lake Paddling Trails

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Paddling Caddo Lake, image by Chase Fountain TPWD

Paddling Caddo Lake, image by Chase Fountain TPWD

This is Passport to Texas

World Wetlands day was February 2, and to celebrate, the Texas Paddling trails Team at TPW launched 10 new paddling trails in the Caddo Lake area in Deep East Texas.

08—Five at Caddo lake State Park and the Wildlife Management Area, and five at Backwater Jack’s RV Park up river on the Big Cypress Bayou.

Shelly Plante oversees nature tourism for the agency. She says the new paddling trails offer an air of intrigue.

16—Caddo Lake is just one of the most mysterious places in the State of Texas. The swampy bayous with the big cypress trees and Spanish moss…it’s just one of those captivating images… when you think of East Texas you envision.

The trails at Caddo Lake will be tricky, but paddlers of all skill levels will get plenty of guidance along the way.

23—It’s a little intimidating as a paddler to think that you’re going to go out in these swamps and know your way around. These paddling trails are wonderful in that they help guide that experience. There are now arrow markers with reflective arrows marking your way for 10 different trails, to take you on a trip from two and a half miles to almost nine mile trips throughout these swamps. Hopefully it will make it easier for the newcomer.

Find more information about Texas Paddling Trails on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program supports our series. For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.