Caddo Lake Dam
Caddo Lake is a 25,400 acre lake and wetland located on the border between Texas and Louisiana. It is an internationally protected wetland under the RAMSAR treaty and is the largest natural fresh water lake in the South. It has the largest Cypress forest in the world. The current dam was constructed as a modification to provide for navigation, water supply, recreation, commercial fishing, preservation of existing land values and flood control. Caddo Lake Dam was completed in June 1971.
12 miles north of Shreveport on Louisiana Hwy 1 then east on Louisiana Hwy 169 for approximately 1.5 miles. Take a left on the Crouch-Dam Road. The short road ends at the Caddo Lake Dam. Picnic facilitys are available at the Horace M. Downs Park.