10
Aug 13

We are welcoming Spring on Caddo Lake so come and take a tour with us and enjoy a meal at Big Pines Lodge Restaurant.

Get out and warm yourselves after the cold winter, you deserve it.

 

We are offering a joint package with Big Pines Lodge Restaurant 

You can enjoy a tour aboard the worlds last wood burning, steam powered, stern paddle wheeler  along the Big Cypress Bayou

and

enjoy an excellent meal, either before or after your tour, at Big Pines Lodge Restaurant

All this for only $29.95

for reservations call Jean at 903-679-3020 or

Harvey at 903-720-7828

 

22
Jun 13

We are working with Big Pines Lodge Restaurant to bring you the whole package, great tours on the Big Cypress Bayou aboard the Graceful Ghost Steamboat and a great meal before or after your tour at Big Pines Lodge or if you prefer you can order a “to go” box of fine cat fish to eat during your tour. We will be working closely with Big Pines Lodge to offer you dining and steamboat cruise specials. Big Pines Lodge is a dining icon here on the Big Cypress having been in business for over 50 years. We are proud to have the Graceful Ghost Steamboat working in conjunction with Big Pines Lodge to offer you a great tour and dining experience. 

Operating from Big Pines Lodgel allows us to operate regardless of low water levels or the spread of Giant Salvinia and to continue bringing you a great historically narrated tour of the upper end of Caddo Lake.

We look forward to serving our passengers until the end of December.

 

04
Jun 13

According to Caddo legend, the lake was formed by the 1812 New Madrid Earthquake. There may be some truth to the legend, as Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee was formed by that earthquake, but most geologists now feel that Caddo Lake was formed gradually rather than catastrophically. The lake was formed, either gradually or catastrophically, by the "Great Raft," a 100-mile (160-km) log jam on the Red River in Louisiana, possibly filling the basin that the intense uplift and shifting of the earthquake had created.

The Channel was used by Steamboats to reach the port at Jefferson, until water levels fell after the removal of the Great Raft.

Read more: History of Caddo Lake

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