After having traveled to the most well known places in the United States, some favorite places multiple times, I decided to find some lesser-known places to explore and photograph. I was heading back home to Alabama and realized that I’d be passing through the swamplands of the South. I’d driven across some swamplands and always wanted to explore them and decided that this was the time. After doing some research I decided upon Caddo Lake which lies across the Texas-Louisiana border. There was a state park in the area where I could camp, https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/caddo-lake and just enough culture that I found intriguing. There is something about a place called Uncertain, Texas. I was as fascinated by the people as I was by the land.
I spent a couple of days out on a canoe photographing in a place called Shady Glade, and then was fortunate to meet Captain Danny Sullivan of Mudport on Taylor Island who gives backwater tours on Caddo Lake. You can look him up on Instagram, and I’d highly recommend him. The following images are a combination from my time in a canoe and time out with Captain Danny.
Bald cypress are among my favorite trees on the planet and I decided to time my trip for when the fall colors would be at peak. Mid November proved to be fortuitous for me.
So if you’re tired of the over crowded national parks, look for some of the lesser known places in our country, there are some amazing hidden gems to be found out there. Thanks for visiting, Russ