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Visitors Center

The Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Contact Station is located behind
the refuge administration building. Follow
the signs from the main entrance.

You will find ample parking and two visitors facilities where you can learn more about
the refuge, Caddo Lake, and our wetlands.

The Visitors Contact Station is presently under construction  but is expected to
be open to the public some time
in October, 2009.

The Refuge Visitors Center includes public restrooms, educational displays about the refuge, and a Caddo Friends Gift Shop. In addition to free material that will help you enjoy your visit to the refuge, you can purchase maps, posters, books, and novelties associated with the refuge and Caddo Lake.

Adjacent to the Refuge Visitors Center is the Ramsar Caddo Lake Wetlands Visitors Center. Here you will learn why portions of Caddo Lake and the refuge are one of only 26 sites in the U.S. to be recognized as “Wetlands of International Significance” under an international treaty signed by over 150 nations.

The Visitors Contact Station is managed by volunteer members of the Caddo Friends group. You can join the Friends group at the visitors center, or by following the instructions on this website.

Update April, 2010
A 24 X 24 ft gazebo was recently added to the large deck connecting the Visitor Service Center office and classroom facility. This addition provides a large area for group meetings and interpretive presentations to accommodate larger groups visiting CLNWR. The structure is equipped with electrical outlets, ceiling fans, and roof covers connecting to the facilities.