Caddo Lake State Park is an enormous 174-acre park centered around Caddo Lake. The park itself is home to a diverse array of wildlife and has a multitude of activities to choose from during either the winter or summer months. The campsites at Caddo Lake range from $10 to $20 per night, and you can select from full hookup, electric only, or just water at your particular site. All of the aforementioned campsites can host up to 8 people, and canines are welcome on campsite grounds provided they’re on a leash. All 3 sites are adjacent to public restrooms and showers. Your site fee also includes access to the arcade and public pool.
Cabins are also available for rent, by reservation only. Four-person cabins are $95, whereas six-person spots are $115. Sorry dog lovers, but canines aren’t allowed in or around these areas. There are 11 different hiking trails offered at Caddo Lake State Park, all of which allow leashed canines. These trails are marked at both ends to let you know the difficulty each one provides so that you don’t get yourself stuck halfway through. Most of these trails provide excellent views of the lake, so don’t forget to stop and let your dog explore the shoreline.
Canoes are available for rent at the park offices, or you can choose to bring your own. Rental is $8 for a half day or $15 for a full morning and afternoon. Rental privileges are restricted to individuals over the age of 18. Canines are allowed onboard, at the owner’s own risk. A word of warning for all dog owners; this park has an alligator warning. Park officials strongly advise against letting your canine enter the waters around this park. They also suggest keeping an eye on your surroundings at all times. While encounters tend to be rare, they do occasionally happen.