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Government Ditch Caddo Lake

by Michael Burnley posted Jun 16 2011 10:15AM

Do you want to take a cool ride in your boat?  Cruise the Government Ditch on Caddo Lake.  I went with a group of friends , who call ourselves the LIARS group.  LIARS is the Louisiana Independent Association of Recreation Specialists.   We stayed at an RV park near where the Big Pines Lodge burned down, and it was right on the river.  Go one way and you go through Govt. Ditch, and Caddo Lake.  Go the other way, and you end up in Jefferson (eventually). 

According to Caddo legend the lake was formed by an earthquake caused by a Caddo chief's failure to obey the Great Spirit. The more prosaic explanation of the lake's origin is that it was formed behind a log jam in the Red River. The government ditch that was dredged upstream toward Jefferson so that cotton could be shipped from Texas to New Orleans on the Red River.  It’s a spooky ride through the government ditch, but FUN! 

 

 

Tom Michaels

 

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