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Karnack, Texas

Karnack lies just off Texas 43 in Harrison County, adjacent to Caddo Lake State Park. The town was probably named for the ancient city of Karnak, Egypt. There's a modern note in Karnack, Texas. Rockets roaring into space use fuel made here by the Thikol Chemical Corp.

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Birthplace of Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson

Constructed of bricks made by slaves, the birthplace of former First Lady (born Claudia Taylor) is a handsome two-story structure on sloping hill. Built before the Civil War, it was family home of T. J. Taylor, well-known merchant; 2.7 miles southwest on Texas 43

Karnack, TX Historic Sites

Caddo Lake State Park

480 acres beside Caddo Lake; an area once occupied by Caddo Indians, a tribe quite advanced in civilization. Camping areas, trailer sites, cabins, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, nature trails and interpretive center. Two miles north off Texas 43

Karnack, TX State Parks

Things to do near Karnack, TX

Angelina National Forest

Nearest entrance 13 miles northwest on Texas 63. Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling, canoeing, backpacking, swi...

Daingerfield State Park

581 acres offer boating, fishing and swimming in 80-acre lake; boat ramp, fishing pier, camping, cabins and hiking trails. Tw...

Jefferson Historical Society Museum

Four floors of articles, documents and antiques from bygone era. Mementos of pioneer days, early steamboat commerce, and ante...

Moscow Trail

Moscow Trail meanders beside Long King Creek, named for an Indian chief. Two trail segments, 1.5 and 0.5 miles, explore an ar...