According to Caddo legend, the lake was formed by the 1812 New Madrid Earthquake. There may be some truth to the legend, as Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee was formed by that earthquake. Most geologists feel the lake was formed, either gradually or catastrophically, by the “Great Raft“, a 100-mile log jam on the Red River in Louisiana, possibly by flooding the existing low-lying basin.
We like to say Caddo is 4-times pretty, that’s because in the winter all the trees and Spanish moss are the same color of grey and gives the lake a mysterious but beautiful look. In the spring the trees start turning lime green and the bloom of all the normal spring time flowers add to the beauty of the surrounding area. When the heat of the summer hits, the trees have turned to a dark or forest green and the water is covered with lily pads that have big white flowers to make it look like you’re boating on a pasture – it really makes for a neat experience. Then it’s fall, orange, yellow, red, green, mixed in with the blue sky at sunrise or sunset. . . one of the most amazing times of year for boating, fishing, canoeing, or just being on Caddo Lake seems like the perfect place to be.
To enjoy the beauty and mystery that is Caddo Lake, contact us today to book your next vacation rental.
Last updated: March 1, 2015 at 16:37 pm