Fall at Caddo

Fall is almost upon us here in Northeast Texas and the Bald Cypress are just beginning to get a little color. The Cypress will brighten up more after our next cold front. Last year’s color change was unremarkable as we never got a good cold front during the early part of October, or for all…

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Summer is coming to a close and the days are getting cooler and shorter. We will soon have to stop our 6pm tours of Fridays and Saturdays due to light restriction so come and take your evening tour while you can. The trees will soon be starting to turn, the Cypress being first to do…

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Hey Folks, it is 4th of july weekend and tours are filling up fast. Please book online early to ensure the tour time you want to see the water forest or give us a call to assist you with a reservation. This mornings first tour we were surprised to see the North American Wood Stork,…

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Capt. Ron’s Swamp Tours has new guide

Hi Folks, I am turning 67 next week and have decided to slow down a wee bit. I have hired Ron Holloman to do my tours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday allowing me a little more time to enjoy family, friends and my hobby of maintaining my beautiful tropical gardens. I will continue doing the…

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Spring is almost here, the red bud trees and tulip trees are beautiful. Very soon the lake will begin to wake up. Spring Break is right around the corner and we are filling up so make your reservation, or pay online, to ensure your seat for a trip back into the primeval looking water forest.

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Welcome to the Captain’s Table.

This is our new feature where we can keep everyone who is interested up to date.   Summer has arrived and we are ready to take you on a mesmerizing swamp tour. Due to all the recent rains the lake is at a good height for this time of year so we are still able…

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About Us

Captain Ron’s Swamp Tours board at Big Pines Lodge Restaurant, 756 Pine Island Road, Karnack, Texas. We provide guests with a colorful narration of the history of Caddo Lake and its surrounding areas.


756 Pine Island Road, Karnack, TX 75661