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    Amazing Wetlands

    The wetlands of Caddo Lake are a mature flooded bald cypress forest and include cypress trees up to 400 years old.

    Wildlife & Habitat

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    Enjoy, Explore, and Learn!

    For free, you can enjoy wildlife watching, hiking, horseback riding and hunting on the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

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    Refuge Gallery

    Learn about some of the wildlife that you might see during a visit to Caddo Lake.

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History of the Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant


The refuge began as an Army plant and storage depot for ammunition during Word War II and went on to play a significant role in history as the site where the first U.S. missiles were destroyed, the beginning of the end of the nuclear arms race.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Banner Photo - Abra Zobel/USFWS
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2017
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