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Deepwater Swamps

Photo courtesy Jennifer Key
TPWD 2004, Angelina County.

Swamps are forested wetland ecosystems that contain standing water for all or most of the year, and in Texas, are often characterized by the presence of baldcypress trees.

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Visit one of the most inspiring swamp ecosystems in Texas at Caddo Lake State Park.