Description - Caddo Lake Dam was originally constructed as a feature of the Cypress Bayou and Waterway Navigation Project. The Cypress Bayou and Waterway Navigation Project runs between Jefferson, Texas and Shreveport, Louisiana. The current dam was constructed as a modification to provide for water supply and recreation. Caddo Lake Dam was completed in June 1971. structure, as well as an outlet channel.
- The dam is 1,225 feet long with a height of 40 feet at 176.0 mean sea level. There are five major features of this project: an earth fill dam, a concrete spillway, an earth fill dike, a concrete control
Recreation - The Recreation opportunities for visitors at Caddo Lake are numerous thanks to the many privately owned recreational businesses such as restaurants, site seeing tours, and marinas. Additionally several Louisiana parishes operate parks on the lake as well as the State of Texas. The Corps of Engineers operates a day use recreation area located just below Caddo Lake Dam near the outlet channel.
Climate - Northern regions of the state have cooler winters and somewhat warmer summers than the south. Low temperatures in the winter dip into the high 30s and highs reach 60 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months with average high temperatures reaching 100 degrees. Humidity is slightly lower in the northern uplands and the average rainfall in May is higher than any other month
Caddo lake is located northwest of Shreveport, Louisiana, A map is available above on this wildernet.com page.