Caddo Lake State Park - Lunch Paddle

The park outfitter is out of business!  So we're going to caravan to Uncertain to rent canoes and paddle around for a couple of hours.

We will rent canoes from Johnson Ranch or Crip's Camp in Uncertain and do a couple of miles on the lake.  Those bringing their own equipment will put in at Johnson Ranch in Uncertain as well.

For those renting canoes...I anticipate a 2-2.5 hour paddle around the lake.  We will then return the canoes and drive to River Bend Restaurant for lunch on Saturday.  I recommend 3 people to a canoe so you can swap between paddlers.

For those with your own gear...you can paddle from the rental place to the restaurant, then on to camp (7-8 mile paddle).  Or paddle from the camp to the restaurant and back.  You can get creative.

Rental prices are $20 for an 8-hour, 3-person canoe rental.

Availability will vary, I recommend getting to the rental shop around 9 am to rent your canoe.

This event is open to everyone, regardless of whether you're staying at the park with us overnight or not.

Outfitter is located in Uncertain, TX.  Here's the website:
http://www.cripscamp.com/index.htm
http://www.johnsonsranch.net/index.htm

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  • Candy R.

    Loved the lake! beautiful area, saw lots of wildlife, Nutria! no gators though, i was a little disappointed. the paddle trail was well marked on that side of the lake, sightseeing was excellent!

    April 15, 2014

  • David

    Great scenery, decent restaurant, excellent friends

    April 14, 2014

  • Bonnie H.

    Great! Paddling was awesome! especially after lunch stop. RiverBend restaurant was good. NTO has great people! Thanks again Della for a great outing.

    April 13, 2014

  • Kristie

    Great food, folks and fun!

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Candy R.

    We r waiting at Johnson's

    April 12, 2014

  • Candy R.

    Where us everyone? A

    April 12, 2014

  • Candy R.

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    April 12, 2014

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    April 12, 2014

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    April 12, 2014

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    April 12, 2014

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    April 12, 2014

  • Mark R.

    Will be heading to park Sat morning. Probably won't catch you before you leave. What site numbers should I look for? Thanks!

    April 11, 2014

  • Noushin

    its okay if I tack my puppy with me!? I'm just new at camping so let me know ! pls

    April 4, 2014

    • David

      Woohoo, bringing my swimming trunks so I can work on my green tan...yea... :)

      2 · April 10, 2014

    • Kristie

      I took my dog once! The water is so matted with plants and green gunk that she kept thinking it was land and jumped out of the kayak about a dozen times! Not very fun....

      April 10, 2014

  • Clif E.

    Im not sure on this trip after the change. Im travelling 5hrs with 3 kayaks wanting more water time. Is it possible to hang with yall and eat at the resteraunt and paddle back to camp?

    April 9, 2014

    • Bonnie H.

      I do need to flexible as I have loaned out my kayk to Erin.

      April 10, 2014

    • David

      take gps and mark launch point so you can navigate back

      April 10, 2014

  • Susan

    Which restaurant? If I don't have water transportation, , I'd like to meet you all there if it's not on an island!

    April 10, 2014

  • Nicole

    I'd love to do this. Does anyone have an extra kayak I could borrow?

    April 8, 2014

    • Kib R.

      Done

      April 9, 2014

    • Susan

      If I'll known you had an extra!

      April 9, 2014

  • sandra

    Della, is that $20 for the canoe for 8 hrs or $20 per person?

    April 9, 2014

    • Clif E.

      Whether its $20, or $30, it's per canoe. Not per person.

      April 9, 2014

    • Susan

      I'd be glad to split the cost of a canoe on Saturday with someone.

      April 9, 2014

  • Erin W.

    I have a kayak that you can borrow if you have a vehicle to safely get it there from Dallas. I am borrowing a kayak from Bonnie because I will be driving in from Shreveport

    April 8, 2014

    • Nicole

      Hi, Erin, Thank you so much for offering. Kib has an extra one that he's bringing for me to use. Thanks again and see you soon!

      April 9, 2014

  • sandra

    Della: I have tried the link several times and also pasted it, but it does not work.

    April 5, 2014

    • sandra

      it works ok if you just type it in for some reason

      April 6, 2014

    • sandra

      Business has been sold.

      April 7, 2014

  • sandra

    Kink in the canoe rental system. There is no longer an outfitter located inside the park. Closest is 5 miles away. The park itself has some, but cannot guarantee they will have any for Saturday. I have talked to all outfitters if a trip leader wants to call me for more info.

    April 7, 2014

  • Bonnie H.

    I have an extra kayak I can bring if someone needs to borrow one. Just let me know.

    April 5, 2014

    • Bonnie H.

      I carry my kayaks on a red homebuilt trailer. If that helps you find me.

      April 6, 2014

    • Erin W.

      excellent thank you. I will find you SAT morning

      April 7, 2014

  • Saadia M.

    So sorry, I would love to join the event, but my husband and I are signed up for a morning workshop that day!

    April 6, 2014

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