Caddo Lake State Park
245 Park Rd 2, Karnack, TX 75661, USA
How's Bayou?Caddo Lake State Park, a natural 26,810-acre cypress swamp is one of the few natural refuges in Texas centered on a natural rather than man-made lake. The "lake," however, is really an intricate labyrinth of bayou, sloughs, and ponds where you'll find over 200 species like prothonotary and yellow-throated warblers (seen here) in spring and summer as well as wood ducks, great blue herons, and egrets. You'll also find alligators, so read the park's guidelines to avoid close encounters with the primeval predators! The park offers a variety of programs for birders, including "Birding 101" for novices.