The Houston Chronicle ran an article a few days ago on Texas Highways’ readers’ top picks for Texas getaways. And there at No. 37 is Caddo Lake State Park. Caddo is Texas’ only natural lake (all the others are manmade.) I’ve always wanted to visit there–Caddo is more swamp than lake. I love swamps and it’s supposed to be a beautiful one. And it’s big–stretches into Louisiana.
This is where I set the town of Luxor in Ready to Run. Luxor is based on the town of Karnak, which is located near Caddo Lake (and is the birthplace of Lady Bird Johnson.)
Isn’t this beautiful?