The Caddo Bend Loop is a 4-mile loop within Lake Ouachita State Park that starts near the visitor’s center and follows the south side of a peninsula out to the tip (“Point 50”) then returns along the north side.
A tornado did significant damage to the area in April 2011. Most of the south leg and part of the north leg have little or no canopy. Clearing the roads and trail kept a few chain saws busy for a long while. The area out at the point still offers nice views into the main body of the lake.
If I were returning to this area, I would hike the north leg out and back and just skip the south side. On the next peninsula north are the Little Blakely Loops – about 19 miles of trail and probably far more interesting.
The Shack in Jessieville very competently addressed my cheeseburger craving afterward.