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An Adventurer’s Guide to Texas State Parks

May 2, 2023 | By Pam LeBlanc

Against All Odds, Caddo Lake Prevails

October 30, 2019 | By S.C. Gwynne

The great cypress swamp is lovely, dark, and deep. There is no debating this. The wildly intricate and critter-infested maze of bayous, lakes, ponds, sloughs, and interconnected channels known as Caddo Lake and Big Cypress Bayou is one of the country’s most spectacular nature shows. It contains arguably the most diverse collection of species in Texas. The place has a mystical feel, too, an impression enhanced by the ghostly Spanish moss that drapes the trees, by the cypress roots known as “knees” that rise from the swirling mists like Excalibur in the Arthurian legend, by the lily pads with lotus flowers that spread everywhere and suggest Celtic fairylands.

Paddling and Floating the Llano River Just Got Easier

February 14, 2019 | By E. Dan Klepper

The popular Llano River is a state-owned, navigable waterway over 100 miles long, but much of its riverfront property remains in private hands, creating accessibility challenges for anglers and paddlers who want to tackle its meandering course. Texas Parks and Wildlife has made getting onto the river a little easier by introducing four new public access points, with a fifth on the way, all available for fishing, floating, canoeing and kayaking.

Scenic Route: Peaceful Paddle

July 20, 2017 | By

For more information, visit tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/boat/paddlingtrails/inland

Paddle Port O

May 11, 2016 | By Andrea Abel

I’m an occasional weekend paddler, launching a canoe or kayak about once a month with my trusty paddling partner and husband John.

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