Parker County Today August 2017 - Page 79

Continued from page 73 buried handcuffed in the same grave after killing each other in a gunfight. As it is in Jefferson, you have several choices when return- ing home. If there are no time constraints, take the long way home, visiting Winnsboro, and crossing Lake O’ The Pines, Lake Fork and Lake Tawakoni. Caddo/Jefferson Tours Boat tours are offered by a number of operators on the lake. Schedules are dependent on the weather. Shady Glade Marina, Motel and Restaurant 903/789-3295; Caddo Lake Steamboat Company 903/665- 1665; Jefferson Landing Riverboat 903/665-2222. Historic Jefferson Tour Headquarters handles the following information for Jefferson and Caddo Lake: tours, tickets and information on many events, including riverboat excursions, horse-drawn tours, home tours, city trolley tours, train rides, horseback riding, general informa- tion, souvenirs, gifts, and steamboat tours on Caddo Lake - 222 E. Austin St., Jefferson, Texas 75657; 903/665- 1665. Marion County Chamber of Commerce - 903/665-2672; Marshall Chamber of Commerce - 903/935- 7868; Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau - 800/551-8682. • Number of Sites: 54 • Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 18 • Number of Full Hookup Sites: 8 • Amenities: Activities enjoyed include camping, hiking, swimming, picnicking, nature study, fishing, and boat- ing. There are canoe rentals in the park, Jon boat with motor rentals (outside the park about 6 miles away), and pontoon boat tours daily except Wednesday. • Nearby attractions include Starr Family State Historic Site in Marshall; and nearby, Karnack is the childhood home of Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson and the Old City of Jefferson, famous as the commercial center of northeast Texas during the first half of the 19th century. Campground Details: • Open all year 77