Bird at Caddo Lake State Park this Spring!

If you’ve always wanted to go birding at Caddo Lake, but haven’t gotten around to it, a great opportunity is coming up soon. RESERVE YOUR CABIN NOW for this April event! More detailed information to come, but here’s the general outline:

Caddo Lake State Park Bird-a-Thon (fundraiser for TAS)
April 2-5, 2020. Trip begins officially early evening Thursday, April 2, with wine and cheese happy hour and ends noonish as we head home on Sunday, April 5.
Leaders: Terry Banks, Virginia Rose, Celeste Treadway.

Registration will be limited to 12 people in addition to leaders, so first come first served! Registration is $250, which includes 2.5 days of birding and a Pontoon boat tour. Reserve your spot here.

If you’d like to stay IN THE STATE PARK, click here to see cabins and registration information. NOTE: Registration does not include cabin reservation. You are responsible for reserving your cabin, and the registration will not be refunded due to inability to secure a cabin.

Cabins fill up quickly! Once they’re gone, choices will be non-cabin camping site or shelter if still available, or out-of-park lodging.

We usually wait until March to open registration for Birdathon teams, but since this event is dependent upon securing quick-filling lodging, we are posting this early. Watch the TAS site for more information around Birdathon time. Until then, good birding! 

ANNOUCEMENT FROM Virginia Rose (1/30/20):

Hello all Caddo Lake Hopefuls!
It is true that the Caddo Lake State Park cabins and screened shelters are full, but you can camp there or hook up your RV!
A mere 25 minutes away is a cute little town called Jefferson, and I have good recommendations for lodging there that you will want to explore. The links are listed below. Our plan is to eat suppers either in Jefferson or nearer to the state park. See restaurants below.
I have it on good word that area lodging fills up quickly, so make a reservation now for Thursday, April 2, 3, 4, with departure date of Sunday, April 5 midday.
Hope to see you there!
Lodges on the lake info:

1. Shady Glade Hotel: 5 rooms with microwaves. Shady Glade also has nice trailers with kitchens. 903-789-3295. Clean not fancy.

2. Hodge Podge Cottages: 6 houses with two to three bedrooms per house. 903-789-3901. Clean not fancy.

3. Caddo Lake Cabins: 903-789-2063. I hear Cypress View Cabin is  nice!

Lodging in Jefferson, a really neat town to explore, and where we will eat some suppers is 25 minutes away from cabins.

1. Carriage House B&B: 903-665-9511.

2. Kahn Hotel: 10 rooms, 903-665-2631.

3. Mama Dean’s House: 903-720-6460, rooms with full kitchen.

4. The White Oak Manor B&B903-665-8185

Restaurants nearest the state park:
1. Shady Glade Cafe (or under new name, Rusty Mule.) Situated 5 minutes away from state park cabins and is the site of Bayou Boat Tour.

2. Riverbend Restaurant. No website.

In the town of Jefferson:
1. McGarity’s Restaurant

2. Auntie Skinner’s Riverboat Club. No website.

3. The Knightlight Tavern and Theater