Cast your cares away, but bring your binoculars to Caddo Lake, the largest natural lake in Texas. Teaming with fish and wildlife, it’s Caddo Lake’s startlingly beautiful landscape that brings first-timers and families back year after year. The lake’s maze of bayous and sloughs encompasses approximately 33,000 acres of water. The lake is fed by Big Cypress Bayou and begins in Karnack, Texas at its western edge. It twists and turns through the piney woods of East Texas where it becomes a deep river with shallow backwater areas. It then opens up into a wider expanse of water, called “Big Lake”. In 1914, an earthen spillway was erected, which marks the eastern edge of Caddo Lake in Mooringsport, Louisiana. For a complete list of activities and resources, visit www.explorecaddolake.com.