A few weekends ago I checked an item off my Texas Bucket List! I make the hike out to Caddo Lake on the Texas- Louisiana border. I have always loved the swamp. I had an obsession with the show Swamp People a while back and had to resist the urge to yell “Shoot ’em Elizabeth, Shoot ’em” when we spotted gators from our pontoon boat.
I learned a great amount about the history of the area and the Caddo Indian Tribe who once roamed this area. This lake is made up of several bayous, including the Big Cypress Bayou. This lake is the only natural lake in the state of Texas and the largest cypress forest in the world! It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.
This trip inspired a few recipes I’ll be cookin’ up in the next couple weeks!!