Caddo National Grassland covers a total area of about 17,873 acres of land that is situated in Fannin County, which in turn is in Northeastern Texas. Some of the nearby metropolis and the urban regions include Decatur, Alvord, Bonham, and Parris with Decatur being the most significant city in the area. To access the National Grassland, you can use several different routes including US 81/287, US 380, and FM 100.
The grassland is managed by the U.S. Forest Service, together with other protected areas in the state of Texas, including two National Grasslands and all four United States National Forests. All these protected areas are managed from the same offices in Lufkin, Texas. Several attractions make Caddo National Grassland an exquisite place to visit.
First, you can find three fishing lakes in the area the largest of which is Lake Coffee Mill, that is about 650 acres in size. You can also see a bounty of flora and fauna in the grassland, and this includes several wildlife species like the coyotes, bobcats, white-tailed deer, waterfowl, bobwhite quail, red fox, turkey, and songbirds.
Besides these attractions, the grassland is also a favorite among visitors for the several recreational activities on offer including mountain biking, camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, and boating. Some of the amenities available at the grassland include a group camp, campground, fishing piers, boat ramps, picnic sites, trails (75+ miles), and archery range.
Visitors to Caddo National Grassland are welcome to bring their dogs along, but it is important to mention that some areas of the grassland are not accessible to dogs. It is therefore essential to find out which areas of the grassland can be accessed. For areas that are accessible for dogs and other pets, it is generally required that you keep your dog leashed at all times.