Dallas Downriver Club formally invites you and your family or friends to help us haunt BackWater Jack's on Caddo Lake at our annual Caddoween Campout on Thursday, October 26th thru Sunday, October 29th, 2017. Due to the Giant Salvinia invasion currently going on at the, lake combined with a low level of water in the lake itself, we have decided to relocate for at least 2017 to an easier to reach location on the lake.
BackWater Jacks offers an immensely large camping area complete with restrooms and hot showers, so there is plenty of space for everybody, plus it has easy access to Big Cypress Bayou so that anyone wishing to paddle the lake can do so as well.
Some of us will go early and probably start paddling on Thursday and/or Friday before the crowd starts arriving. Camping is still primitive so bring appropriate camping gear.
28th, will include several events and contests:
For more info on BackWater Jack's Click HERE
Directions to BackWater Jack's Big Cypress Bayou/Caddo Lake
To Caddo Lake, Texas:
From Dallas: Take IH-20 East to Marshall. Exit onto US Hwy 59, and then turn left (North). Follow US Highway 59 north through Marshall past US Highway 80. Take FM RD 1793 (right). Stay on FM RD 1793 until you will come to the intersection of FM1793 / FM 134 (about 8 miles). Take a right on FM 134 (south). Travel about 2 miles you will come to a “S” curve with railroad tracks in the middle of the curve. (You will know it when you see it!). The blacktop road to your left is Long’s Camp RD. Come down it until you see the river. If you get wet you went too far.
ALTERNATE: Take IH-20 East to Marshall. Exit onto US Hwy 59, and then turn left (North). Follow US Highway 59 north through Marshall past US Highway 80. You can also take Hwy 43 East toward Karnack / Caddo Lake. Stay on Hwy 43 until you see the FM RD 134 / FM 449 RD intersection. (about 15 miles) Turn Left onto FM 134. Less than 4 miles you will see the railroad tracks and “S” curve. Longs Camp RD is before the tracks to your right. Stop when you see the river.
Camping Charge will be $15 per Tent per night. There will also be a $5 per family charge for non-members to help defray some of the costs. Sam took some pictures of the area. See them here.
Boat rentals: Canoes can be rented at Backwater Jacks, but a limited number is available, so you may want to call ahead and reserve.
BACKWATER JACKS PARK RULES
6: WATERWAYS & BOAT RAMP: All bodies of water, including the river, and lake-like areas
surrounding our park are not owned, operated, or controlled by Backwater
Jacks RV. We are not
responsible for your use of the river or any surrounding bodies of water. All damage to person or property arising from the use of the
waterways is not the responsibility of Backwater Jacks. Boat launching fee is waived for reserved guests.
Some Pics from 2012 Caddoween by Eric Neilsen
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