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CADDO NATIONAL GRASSLAND

CADDO NATIONAL GRASSLAND. Caddo National Grassland is on Farm Road 100 eleven miles north of Honey Grove in Fannin County. The 17,785-acre preserve was purchased by the United States Department of the Interior during the 1930s under the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act in an effort to return some of the badly eroded land of the area to its natural state. The preserve, which borders on both Lake Coffeemill and Lake Davy Crockett, is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service regional office in Lufkin under a policy of multiple use for range, watershed, recreation, and wildlife. Open grasslands and post oak and blackjack oak savannas provide habitats for a variety of animal life, ranging from deer and opossums to bobwhite quail and mourning doves. Facilities include camping and picnicking areas and boat ramps.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

George Oxford Miller, Texas Parks and Campgrounds: Central, South, and West Texas (Austin: Texas Monthly Press, 1984).

Christopher Long

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Christopher Long, "CADDO NATIONAL GRASSLAND," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gkc08), accessed August 30, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.