Wanting to visit some nearby cities while on your Caddo Lake vacation?
Jefferson, with its quaint downtown area, will make you feel at home the moment you arrive. Tour the city in a horse-drawn carriage or trolley and visit one of the many shops in town. Steamboat tours offer a ride into the past on the same waters once traveled by stern-wheelers.
Home of such wonderful festivals as Stagecoach Days, the FireAnt Festival, and the Wonderland of Lights, founded in 1841. It truly is “A Texas Treasure”.
Founded in 1836, Mooringsport is a small community that sits on a bluff overlooking scenic Caddo Lake. During the steamboat era, “Mooring's Port” served as a port for passengers and supplies traveling from Shreveport, LA to Jefferson, TX. It is home of the Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge plus other historic structures. Mooringsport is located 12 miles north of Shreveport near Louisiana Highway 1.
The first oil well in North Louisiana was started here in 1904, and the first over water oil well hails from this city as well. Traveling north on LA Highway 1 will take you right through Oil City. Visit the Louisiana Oil and Gas Museum, which celebrates the rich history of Oil City.
Founded in 1836, Shreveport is home to several historic districts and many landmarks listed on the National Register. Riverboats on the Red River house casinos, and Harrah’s Louisiana Downs offers pari-mutuel gambling for those who wish to try their luck. There’s lots to do in Shreveport, from visiting the American Rose Center to watching either Bossier City Battlewings play football or Shreveport’s very own Mudbugs play hockey.
With only a population of 150, this tiny town boasts a wide variety of lodging and attractions for visitors to Caddo Lake. The residents of this town pride themselves on providing visitors with a special experience, and one that will create memories to last a lifetime.
A caring community off LA Highway 1 in the northern part of Caddo Parish in Northwest Louisiana.