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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

Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Center & Museum

Housed in old Cotton Belt Railroad depot. Exhibits include artifacts, photos and documents from 1854 when town established. A...

Cargill Long Park

Two-and-one-half mile walking, jogging, and bike trail flanked by towering pines and native flora. Signed exercise stations; ...

Gladewater Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Mill Ridge Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Tyler State Park

994-acre scenic playground is in one of finest forested sections of Texas. Facilities include camping, picnicking, nature tra...