Having spent so long in the DFW metroplex over the last few months, we decided to take a trip to East Texas and Caddo Lake State Park. Caddo Lake is a large lake and bayou on the state border of Louisiana and Texas, around 3 hours east of Dallas. It’s named after the native american Caddo people whom inhabited eastern texas prior to the arrival of europeans. There is some uncertainty of how the lake was formed, but theories include a major earthquake in the 19th Century and a huge log jam on the Red River in Louisiana. The lake was also home to the world’s first over water oil well, the Gulf Refining Company successfully began drilling in the early 1900s and opened up a whole new way to acquire the resource here in Texas. In my opinion it’s an incredible place to visit, and also very unusual as the majority of the forest is underwater.
Caddo Lake State Park, Texas
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Howdy, my name’s Matt. I'm originally from England but now live here in the Great State of Texas. Since moving here I thought it would be fun to try something new and enter the world of photo blogging. View more posts