Frequently Asked Questions


When was Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge established?

October of 2000.

How big is it?
About 8,500 acres.

Why is it here?
The Refuge was established for the conservation and enhancement of migratory birds including neotropical migrants; the conservation of Ramsar wetlands and other wetlands at the refuge; and the development, advancement, management, conservation and protection of all native fish and wildlife resources, including those listed as threatened and endangered.

What can I do there?
Wildlife-dependent recreation like watching wildlife, hunting, wildlife photography, hiking, horseback riding and biking.

Where is it?
Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge is northeast of Marshall, Texas in Harrison County. It is on the Texas-Louisiana border.

What do I need to bring?
Depending on the time of year, you may want to bring insect repellent or sunscreen. If you plan to hike, taking water is a good idea. Binoculars and cameras are great to have.

Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are welcome, but must be either inside your vehicle or on a leash and under your control at all times.

Do you allow horses/ATV’s/Off Road Vehicles on the Refuge?
We do not allow ATV’s, or Off Road Vehicles on the refuge.

I caught a critter at my house. Can I let it go at the refuge?
No. It is illegal to release any animal, wild or domestic, on any national wildlife refuge.

How can I get a job with the refuge?
All federal jobs, including those with Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, are announced and can be applied for at