National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. Come and enjoy our many hiking trails, horseback riding trails and wildlife observation areas. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the history of the refuge.
Location and Contact Information
Refuge Closed NOTICE
CADDO LAKE NWR WILL BE
CLOSED FOR FIREARMS HUNT
Youth hunt NOVEMBER 10-13
Disabled hunt NOVEMBER 17-20
Draw hunt NOVEMBER 25-27
A number of wildlife and plants here are listed as rare or threatened under national and international laws, including the peregrine falcon, alligator snapping turtle, and the Rafinesque's big-eared bat. The wetlands of Caddo Lake are very important to migratory bird species within the Central Flyway. The area supports one of the highest breeding populations of wood ducks, prothonotary warblers and other birds in the United States. The Lake also supports diverse fish populations, with as many as 86 species. There are at least 18 species of game fish present in Caddo waters, accounting for the lake’s important sports fishery activity.