Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake State Park is located on the only natural lake in the Lone Star State. The lake was eventually dammed in the early 1900s when oil was struck and for flood control. Caddo Indian legends tell of a giant flood that gave way to the formation of the lake. Some scientists believe the lake formed when a massive log jam on the Red River occurred, dumping flood waters into the Cypress Bayou. Others believe the lake may have been created after a strong earthquake caused the Red River to flood the bayou.
Ghost Indians and Spirits of Confederate Soldiers Wandering Houston County
By Dana Goolsby
The oldest county in Texas is believed to be hallowed ground where the spirits of Indians and Confederate soldiers roam freely. Neither the Indians nor Confederate soldiers were successful in their endeavors as they waged wars to preserve the ways of their people. Many believe the restless spirits wander the county in angst.
Texas Prison Museum Huntsville- If you have ever wondered about the “inside” life of a Texas prisoner take a trip to the Texas Prison Museum. Just off I-45 you can take an intriguing glimpse into the lives of the state’s least-loved citizens.