Our East Texas road trip had us stopping first at Caddo Lake, Austin, and San Antonio Riverwalk. The fun begins with a sunrise boat ride in the world’s largest forest of bald cypress trees and Spanish moss. We learned so much about the history of this part of Texas and how Caddo Lake played such an important role.
Our East Texas Road Trip to San Antonio
Stops in Caddo Lake, Austin, and San Antonio Riverwalk
The next East Texas road trip stop was in Austin to visit our niece’s furniture studio. She designs custom furniture and we enjoyed visiting her manufacturing shop to see where the magic happens. Next, a Texas barbecue break at the world’s largest gas station. Buc-ee’s is a chain of travel centers that you simply must see to believe. We finish up in San Antonio at Mission San Jose, the Alamo, and the San Antonio Riverwalk. Learn about things to do at Caddo Lake, some fun facts and history of Texas, and how to travel through Texas.
Why You Should Visit Caddo Lake, Texas
Caddo Lake is located along the Texas and Louisiana border. It is a mesmerizing natural wonder that beckons visitors with its enchanting blend of cypress-filled bayous, serene waterways, and abundant wildlife. It’s one of the biggest natural freshwater lake in the South, boasts a unique and hauntingly beautiful landscape featuring ancient bald cypress trees draped in Spanish moss. Visitors can explore the mysterious maze of water trails by kayak or boat, immersing themselves in the tranquility of this lush, swampy ecosystem. The lake’s diverse flora and fauna, including a variety of bird species and alligators, offer nature enthusiasts a captivating experience. Caddo Lake State Park provides opportunities for camping, fishing, and hiking. It is great for those seeking a peaceful retreat into the heart of nature’s splendor. Whether for birdwatching, photography, or simply enjoying the serenity of the outdoors, Caddo Lake promises a unique and unforgettable adventure.