Look Beneath the Surface…
Adventures on Caddo Lake.

Some days call for an adventure! Here are a few of our favorite destinations
and activities near our cabin rentals and Caddo Lake RV park.


There’s nothing wrong with giving in to “pier pressure” during your camping trip and enjoying the Texas Paddle Program! The state of Texas provides well-mapped and accessible paddling trails that are available in a massive number of locations! There are more than 15 major rivers and 3,300 miles of shoreline that make up these beautiful paddling trails. No matter the day, the Texas Paddle Program is sure to make a splash!

Caddo Lake

You can have a grand adventure right here at Backwater Jacks by exploring the unique wildlife of Caddo Lake. Choose to spend a “reel” relaxing afternoon fishing on the banks of the bayou, or look out for aquatic creatures like turtles, frogs, and beavers!

Marshall, Texas


If you’re in the mood for beautiful scenery and small-town charm, Marshall, Texas is the perfect destination for you and your family. A mere 20 miles from our Caddo Lake cabins, the homey town of Marshall, Texas happily welcomes all eager visitors.
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Jefferson, Texas

The lively city of Jefferson, Texas is known as the “Riverport to the Southwest.” Only ten miles from Caddo Lake, Jefferson provides visitors with some beautiful nostalgia as a ride along Cypress River whisks them away on a journey through time.
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Shreveport, LA

Experience fine arts, dynamic city-life, exciting festivals, and even riverboat gambling in the vibrant city of Shreveport, Louisiana. Your “wild side” is sure to surface during your visit to this colorful city. 
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Explore Caddo Lake


Investigate Texas’s only natural lake fed by 5 tremendous bayous; Big Cypress Bayou, Little Cypress Bayou, Black Cypress Bayou, and Jeems Bayou.

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Ole Jigger's Lake Adventures

At Ole Jigger Caddo Lake Adventures, my goal is to meet the needs of my customers and help to make your Caddo Lake experience one you will enjoy and hopefully never forget. All of the trips with the Ole Jigger will be private and scheduled at your convenience. I will never mix your party with another group. Please check out my Lake Tours and Fishing Trip pages for further information. 

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Contact Mike Griffis: 
Email: chumpy.griffis@gmail.com

Wonderland of Lights Festival


If you’re visiting us over the holidays this year, view Marshall’s holiday extravaganza. You can view hundreds of light displays and then end your evening ice-skating on their outdoor ice skating rink.
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