Friday, May 22, 2009

Many reasons to take a tour of Caddo Lake, says article in New York Times

Caddo Lake Steamboat
Originally uploaded by dzesch
"EVERY visitor to Caddo Lake on the Texas-Louisiana border," writes Jim Atkinson in the NY Times, "seems to come away with a profoundly personal impression. Anglers prize Caddo, the only naturally formed lake in Texas, for its trophy bass; canoeists rate its twisting, interlocking bayous among the most challenging to navigate.

Environmentalists cherish its 26,000 acres as a rare, if not singular, wetlands environment. Caddo is more of a large bayou, composed of many smaller waterways. It is home to over 200 species of birds; hundreds of kinds of mammals, reptiles and fish; and countless plants, most prominently the towering baldcypress — some as old as 400 years — that erupt from its surface like limbs of drowned giants.

But what struck me about Caddo Lake the first time I saw it was the powerful suggestion of the supernatural that it evoked. Honestly, it’s kind of a creepy place."

Read the entire Atkinson article here.

1 comment:

designerd said...

Caddo Lake is my favorite place in this area. We're probably going out there this weekend.