The Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge includes an area of relatively flat terrain with abundant pipelines and surfaced roads, plus some gravel roads. A 9-mile nature observation trail is also present. This trail is maintained and is marked with blue surveyor’s tape and will have signage. The trail is largely an old railroad right-of-way and allows good all-weather footing. A few boggy areas are present in wet weather. Mosquitoes and deer flies are sometimes abundant, and insect repellent is recommended. Poison ivy is common and should be avoided if one is sensitive to it.
No restrictions on hiking are currently present except for roads, trails or pipelines clearly designated by the U.S. Army and/or the Refuge.
Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge lends itself to biking. There is a large parking lot on the left when the Refuge is first entered. Vehicles can be left there. A potable water source is present.
Most of the roads on the Refuge are paved. They may be explored and enjoyed unless a closed sign is present. The Wildlife Observation Trail is also closed to biking because of the presence of Equestrian traffic, plus deep gravel in many areas left over from the days when the trail was a railroad.
The terrain on the Refuge is generally flat. Mosquitos and deer flies are often present, and insect repellent is recommended. Please remove all trash you generate.
Remember: Wildlife has the right-of-way, so please do not disturb it.