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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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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

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

Things to do near Karnack, TX

Scenic Drive

Several Forest Service Roads through Sam Houston National Forest offer close views of tangled, undisturbed area known as the ...

Ellen Trout Zoo and Park

Fully accredited zoo shows a wide variety of animals and birds; known for its breeding programs for West African crowned cran...

Lake Bob Sandlin Fishing

Lake Bob Sandlin offers many quality options when pursuing sportfish. The largemouth bass population is moderately abundant w...