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  Caddo Lake Institute Information
The Caddo Lake wetland ecosystem is a large, shallow, wetland complex located at the bottom of the Cypress Creek watershed of Texas and Louisiana, in the south central region of the United States, approximately 180km east of Dallas, Texas.
In 1993 Caddo Lake was designated as a "wetland of international importance", under the so-called Ramsar Convention, through the collaborative efforts of the state of Texas, the U.S. Department of Interior and the Caddo Lake Institute.
The Caddo Lake Clearinghouse for Community-based Coordination of Caddo Lake's Ramsar wetlands.
www.clidata.org /cliinfo.htm   (581 words)

 Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake was the only natural lake in Texas until it was artificially dammed in 1914.
Caddo Indian legend attributes the formation of the lake to a giant flood.
Caddo began as a natural lake, but was dammed for flood control in the early 1900s.
www.caddolakeguide.net /caddo_lake   (287 words)

  Handbook of Texas Online:
Caddo Lake is impounded by Caddo Dam in the Cypress Creek basin in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and extends into Harrison and Marion counties, Texas; the center of the lake is located twenty-nine miles northeast of Marshall (at 30°42' N, 97°20' W).
The lake, named for the Caddo Indians, was one of the largest natural lakes in the South prior to the construction of the dam.
The lake is the heart of the 500-acre Caddo State Park, established in 1934; it is noted for its giant cypress trees, plentiful fish, and excellent duck and goose hunting.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/CC/roc1.html   (605 words)

 Showdown at Caddo Lake - National Wildlife Magazine
Equally threatening to the lake’s future as a renowned wildlife habitat is an oncoming economic whirlwind: the water-sales boom.
The lake is the glistening jewel of the rain-rich swath of eastern Texas known as the Piney Woods.
CADDO LAKE is a haven for wildlife, such as this flock of white pelicans cruising past a strand of cypress trees.
www.nwf.org /nationalwildlife/dspPlainText.cfm?articleId=884   (1912 words)

 Caddo Lake Visitors Guide
Caddo Lake is a different type of lake than most of the Texas Lakes to the west.
The lake is a beautiful lake with its stately cypress trees, the interesting plant life, the many bayous and the variety of wildlife.
The Caddo Lake State Park and WMA consists of 8,129 acres in Harrison and Marion counties in Texas.
www.caddo-lake.net   (861 words)

 Caddo Lake Cabins
Caddo Lake offers comfort, relaxation and enjoyment throughout all of the seasons of the year.
Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas, and Big Cypress Bayou and the sloughs and channels that make up Caddo Lake cover over 30,000 acres in both Texas and Louisiana.
Hauntingly beautiful, quiet and unspoiled, Caddo Lake is rich in its diversity of plants and wildlife.
www.caddolakecabins.com   (198 words)

 TPWD: Caddo Lake State Park
Thick bald cypress and a tangle of aquatic plants thrive in the waters at Caddo Lake State Park.
History: This lake was the only natural lake in Texas until it was artificially dammed in the early 1900's when oil was found and for flood control in 1914.
The average depth of the lake is 8'-10' with the deep water in the bayou averaging about 20.' An angler's delight, the lake contains 71 species of fish.
www.tpwd.state.tx.us /park/caddo   (620 words)

 The Only Honest Lake in Texas - Water - Joe Nick Patoski
The dig was directed at the institute for its role in having Caddo Lake recognized as a wetland of international importance by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (www.ramsar.org) in 1993.
Caddo Lake may be in northeast Texas and relatively close to urban centers in all directions, but for those who get Caddo, it is a natural jewel just as worthy of protection.
The lake people are now armed with the knowledge needed for community stewardship of the lake and its watershed, and to address issues such as mercury contamination, minimal flows, how to work with the Texas Council on Environmental Quality, water districts, and academics, and how to train local people to protect their lake and wetlands.
www.joenickp.com /water/caddolake.html   (3707 words)

 Measurements of Sedimentation Rates in Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake which straddles the Texas-Louisiana border is the largest naturally formed lake in Texas.
Caddo Lake was formed in the late 1700's as a product of the great log rafts that formed on the Red River during this time.
This lake has a history of being studied by geologists most recently for a prosed dredging of deep channels so as to form part of the waterway for the Red River lock and dam project.
www.centenary.edu /physics/lisantti/caddo   (846 words)

 Help keep the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Track
We at the Caddo Lake Chamber of Commerce and Tourism have become aware that there is a movement afoot to transfer large areas of the Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant (LAAP) to a private entity for use as an industrial park.
The residents and supporters of Caddo Lake have fought a long battle to save the lake and the surrounding habitat as a wildlife preserve for all Texans and future generations.
Please understand Caddo Lake is unique to Texas, and the Caddo Lake community wants that uniqueness preserved for ecotourism which we could share with generations of Texans now and in the future.
www.birdstudygroup.org /CaddoLake.htm   (1973 words)

 Caddo Lake Institute
Caddo lake Institute is a non-profit academic program which encourages interdisciplinary environmental study based on the preservation of the ecological and cultural integrity of the Caddo Lake ecosystem.
Caddo Lake Institute, Inc. is a private operating foundation underwritten by its founder, Don Henley, musician and environmentalist, and by grants.
Caddo Lake Institute, in partnership with federal and state conservation agencies, created the 1993 initiative which resulted in the designation of approximately 3,300 hectares (about 1335 acres) of Texas-owned land under the Ramsar Convention of Wetlands of International Importance.
www.eih.uh.edu /conference/balance/session_b_3.htm   (795 words)

 The Two Centuries of Caddo Lake Natural History - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Archaeological evidence, however, reveals that Caddo Lake arose earlier, about 1800, and was simply the result of dead trees piling up in what was a relatively slow-flowing, shallow section of the river.
During the twentieth century, the lake was dammed for purposes of oil exploration, flood control, and water supply, and it now has a stable water level, with an average depth of eight to ten feet.
Caddo Lake is one of only seventeen wetlands in the United States that have been designated Ramsar sites, so named for the Convention on Wetlands, which resulted from a forum that took place in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1134/is_4_110/ai_74693740   (721 words)

 Lake of Learning   (Site not responding. Last check: )
CADDO LAKE -- This is the kind of place people go to get lost, a hypnotic ghost-scape of gray moss and cypress trees in still water.
Almost 30 miles long, spanning the Louisiana state line, Caddo is the only natural lake in Texas, created by ancient earthquakes and logjams in the soggy region where the Red River dips south to find the Mississippi.
On a recent afternoon she paused from supervising a group of students and explained why it is so useful for students to have a hands-on experience at the school's man-made wetland.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/aol-metropolitan/97/03/30/caddo.2-1.html   (1286 words)

 Caddo Defense .Org MAIN
Caddo Defense Organization was established in August 2001 by four local lake entities (known at the Caddo Lake Coalition) as a community-based wetland conservation and management group.
CLI was instrumental in Caddo Lake's Ramsar designation, and a co-author of official Ramsar Guidance to maximize participation of local and indigenous communities in management of their Ramsar wetlands.
is the present institutional framework established by the Caddo Lake Ramsar Treaty between the CLC entities in March 2002.
www.caddodefense.org /index2.htm   (373 words)

 Caddo Lake, and Uncertain, Texas
Full of myth and legend, the lake region (on the Texas-Louisiana border) is the home to fishermen, birdwatchers, and independents that prefer the quite refuge of the region over the hustle and bustle of the city.
Half the lake is in Texas and half in Louisiana, and within 20 miles of southwest Arkansas.
The Caddo Indians were the first settlers on Caddo Lake, but the name was assigned to them by European setttlers.
www.wintertexans.com /uncertain.htm   (688 words)

 About Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake is a place of great scenic beauty and biological diversity.
Caddo Lake has been recognized by the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance.
The 32,000-acre lake is made up of a sprawling maze of bayous, sloughs and channels through pine and hardwood forest, bald cypress swamp and open lake.
members.tripod.com /caddobirds/about_caddo_lake.htm   (381 words)

 Caddo Lake
The upper 1/3 of the lake is a 10,000 acre pristine cypress swamp crisscrossed by a maze of boat roads.
Port Caddo, located on Big Cypress Bayou which is one of the major waterways feeding Caddo Lake, was a major Port of entry into the Texas Territory and played a significant role in the development of the West.
Caddo was the site of the first inland over water oil well ever drilled, "Ferry Lake No. 1." It was the site of the first Powerboat Mail route.
www.texs.com /caddo   (592 words)

 Uncertain, Texas, Caddo Lake and Cypress Trees.
Caddo is a very unique lake in that it has an abundance of shallow water with great cypress trees growing both along the shore as well as in the shallow water swamps.
Oil City, Louisiana, is on the East End of Caddo Lake and as a young lad growing up in deep northeast Texas, I had a great uncle who lived in Oil City.
This mysterious lake is said to have been caused by a large sinkhole appearing there in the ground over night many years ago.
www.texasescapes.com /N-Ray-Maxie/Uncertain-Texas-Caddo-Lake.htm   (1054 words)

 Caddo Lake Home Page
According to a Caddoan legend, Caddo Lake was formed by an earthquake.
A Caddo Indian Chief was warned by the Great Spirit to move his village from the low lands.
If you are interested in knowing about the plants and animals found in the Caddo Lake area, look up the checklists put out by the Museum of Life Sciences of Louisiana State University in Shreveport.
nac.tamu.edu /x075bb/caddo/caddo.html   (482 words)

 -- US Army Corps of Engineers - Vicksburg District --- Corps Lakes
Caddo Lake Dam was originally constructed as a feature of the Cypress Bayou and Waterway Navigation Project.
Caddo Lake Dam was completed in June 1971.
The Recreation opportunities for visitors at Caddo Lake are numerous thanks to the many privately owned recreational businesses such as restaurants, site seeing tours, and marinas.
www.mvk.usace.army.mil /lakes/caddolake/main.php?page=mainContent   (174 words)

 Caddo Lake Guide Service
is the only lake I guide on and this gives me the opportunity to focus on just one body of water to better serve you.
Caddo is the only natural lake in Texas.
The lake record for a largemouth bass is 16.1 lbs.
www.caddolakefishing.com   (415 words)

 The Nature Conservancy in Texas - Fred and Loucille Dahmer Caddo Lake Preserve
The Caddo Lake Preserve supports the state's most diverse native fish population and provides habitat for more than 40 rare animals and plants.
The Caddo Lake preserve was created in March 2001 and dedicated to the memory of the late Fred and Loucille Dahmer.
The Dahmers lived at Taylor Island on Caddo Lake and spent much of their lives exploring and photographing the lake and, during their last 20 years, working tirelessly to protect its fragile wetlands.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/texas/preserves/art6386.html   (311 words)

 Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake State Park is so close to Uncertain it's pretty much one place.
Caddo Lake and the job at hand came none too soon.
Caddo was the only natural lake in Texas until around 1900 when some oilmen built a dam so they could get to their claim.
www.texfiles.com /tourintexas/october2/caddolake   (786 words)

 Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands - Lake Fannin (Caddo)
Lake Fannin is a 45-acre lake constructed in the 1930s by the Rural Resettlement Administration for recreation.
Access to the lake is provided on the south side and includes a parking area and primitive boat ramp.
Little Lake Fannin, located just south of Lake Fannin, is a 10-acre lake also open to fishing and provides a parking area.
www.fs.fed.us /r8/texas/recreation/caddo_lbj/lakefannin.shtml   (169 words)

 EPA Region 6 South Central - Perspectives from the Regional Administrator   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect the important wildlife habitat found in its forests and wetlands.
Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established on October 21, 2000 as an overlay refuge of 7,172 acres with the Army retaining ownership.
Caddo Lake is the only naturally formed lake in Texas.
www.epa.gov /Region6/6ra/6ra_caddo.htm   (868 words)

 Texas Romantic Getaway: Caddo Lake
Caddo Lake was once the largest natural lake in the South.
Don’t imagine Caddo Lake as an open body of water; it’s a twisting, turning maze of bayous and swamps where visibility is often limited to what’s just around the next bend.
Caddo Lake is located in far east Texas, nearly to the Louisiana border.
www.lovetripper.com /texas-getaways/caddo-lake.html   (654 words)

 Hoot 'N Holler Guest Cottage on Caddo Lake. Rent this cabin by the day or week.
Come kick up your heels at Caddo Lake, or sit back and relax while you enjoy the peace and quiet of being in our mysterious swamp.
Located deep in the East Texas Piney Woods, Caddo Lake is the largest natural lake in the South.
If an exciting day of fishing restores your soul, Caddo Lake is a fine place to catch Black Bass, White Perch and Channel Catfish.
www.hootnholler.net   (242 words)

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