Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands

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About 50 miles to the northeast of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, is the town of Decatur, TX. We were visiting our friends, Roland and Karen, who have a summer place in the area.  Unfortunately, we were parked under some trees and couldn’t receive a satellite signal from our dome on top of the 5th wheel.  Since we were only going to be there a couple of days, we didn’t set up the tripod.


When driving in the area, we came across a sign for the Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands. The four of us decided that it was time to explore the site.  There are two nearby parks, the Caddo (18,000 acres) and the LBJ Grasslands (20,000 acres).  We took a look at the LBJ section.  It is fairly undeveloped and scattered around. (Note the blue areas on the map below.) There are a few picnic areas, lakes, along with numerous walking and horseback riding trails.


We stopped for a while at a recreational area consisting of some primitive campgrounds, picnic areas and a small lake.





It appears that this girl figured out how to escape the heat.


A ranger wandered along and provided us with good information about the park and walked with us for a while. When we reach the cars, he gave us a map of the chopped up park to help us.


For more information about the grasslands, click here.

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