JOHNSON'S RANCH MARINA, located on Caddo Lake
in Uncertain, Texas, is the oldest inland
marina still operating in the State of Texas. Caddo Lake
is the only natural lake in Texas (and was
the only lake until the construction of reservoirs.) JOHNSON'S
RANCH has been serving the
sportsmen of Texas since 1908.
Today JOHNSON'S RANCH MARINA is a full service marina
supplying the sportsman with fuel, live bait, artificial lures,
snacks, get-and- go food, boats (with or without motors),
canoes and kayaks. Uncertain population signs, Caddo inspired
books, matted photographs, postcards and koozies are for sale.
A parking lot and concrete boat launch is easily accessable.
The large covered, over-the-water dock at JOHNSON'S RANCH
affords visitors a relaxing spot to get together and socialize
or fish. The pier offers a panoramic view of Caddo's main
waterway, Big Cypress Bayou and the quaint stilt house across
the bayou, called "Dick and Charlie's Tea Room"
(used in the opening scene of the series, "Trueblood"
(Caddo Lake has served and continues to serve the film
industry with a spectacular background for numerous films,
documentaries and product promotions).
During inclement weather (or televised ball games) a lounge
inside the office building entices folks at JOHNSON'S RANCH
to warm themselves near a wood-burning stove in a comfortable
setting of tables and chairs (dominoes anyone?) Displays of
memorabilia from days gone by accent the room. And, there
is free wireless internet! (Yes, JOHNSON'S
has gone high tech!)
A friendly staff includes owners, Billy Carter and his wife,
Dottie, Sherlyn, Lori and Angi. The staff welcomes your visit
to JOHNSON'S RANCH. Each is more than welcome to answer
questions and share their knowledge of Caddo Lake.
Year round lodging is available at JOHNSON'S RANCH offering
clean, comfortable, accommodations, a/c's, full kitchens,
baths with showers and a view of Caddo Lake. Possum
Trot, Knotty Pine and Lizzie V and two mobile homes,
Kermit's Kastle and Rolling On The River are
all located on the 4.5 acres of the marina and give access
to 500 feet of waterfront and all the excitement that goes
on at JOHNSON'S, the center of Caddo Lake activity.
JOHNSON'S RANCH strives to provide a wholesome, safe
family environment.Johnson's has reasonable lodging. Possum
Trot and Knotty Pine offer clean comfortable accommodations
with great screened porches. Rollin' on the River and
Kermit's Kastle are spacious manufactured rentals.
Lizzie V is our little honeymoon cottage. All cabins
are located on the 4.5 acres of the marina and give access
to 500 feet of waterfront. JOHNSON'S RANCH strives
to provide a wholesome, safe, family environment.
The public restrooms at Johnson's have been updated
and improved. Nestled in a backdrop of cane brake, a new board
walk and freshly painted facade replicate a walk through a
jungle of giant bamboo.
Johnson's giant Tomato Soup Can? You'll have to come
and see for yourself. Johnson' Ranch owners, Billy
and Dottie Carter welcome you.
For Souvenirs, JOHNSON'S RANCH has the popular
"Uncertain City Limit" signs, maps, koozies,
post cards, matted professional lake photgraphs and
books of interest to Caddo Lake fans.
Caddo Lake Aerial Maps
for Sale at Johnson's Ranch. $10.95 in Store or Shipped for
$14.95 (Tax and shipping included in price) to anywhere in
the USA. For more information or to order, call 903-789-3213.