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by , SmarterTravel Staff - April 11, 2010
Caddo Lake

Uncertain, Texas

The city of Uncertain, Texas, is sure about one thing: It's "Texas' best kept secret." Located along the Texas-Louisiana border in the Piney Woods region, Uncertain is home to Caddo Lake, Texas' only naturally formed lake. The 32,700-acre wetland is full of bayous, sloughs, and Spanish-moss-draped cypress trees. Why Uncertain? Stories of the name's origin vary: One refers to a notoriously unreliable boat landing site on Caddo Lake, while another has to do with the state of Texas taking too literally the word "uncertain" noted in the name box of the town's application to become a city back in the early 1960s. Uncertain attracts visitors looking to fish, hunt, birdwatch, and explore the lake by boat. Affordability is a sure thing with Uncertain's wealth of outdoors activities and rustic lodging options.

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