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County
Harrison
Region
Pineywoods
Population
2010 Census - 94
2000 Census - 150
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Uncertain, Texas
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Uncertain Texas History:
The town was once known as Uncertain Landing possibly because of the difficulty of mooring steamboats during the town’s early days. Some say it was so named because of the uncertainty that residents had about their citizenship before the boundary between the United States and the Republic of Texas had been established. The latter uncertainty was a substantial benefit to residents who did not like paying taxes. Uncertain incorporated in 1961. The town boundaries were irregularly shaped to include most of the restaurants and fishing camps. Beer Smith's Caddo Lake Airport, known as the Fly and Fish, also lay within the boundaries of the community. The town has always been a sparsely populated area of fishing camps, restaurants and a few businesses. In 1990, the population of Uncertain was 194. The population was 150 in 2000. Uncertain is located on southwestern shore of Caddo Lake just west of the Louisiana border on FM 2198, 30 miles southwest of Shreveport, Louisiana, 23 miles north of Waskom, 51 miles northeast of Martin Creek Lake State Park, 44 miles northeast of Longview, 21.4 miles northeast of Marshall, 5.7 miles northeast of Karnack, 27 miles southeast of Lake O’ the Pines, 17.7 miles southeast of Jefferson, 62 miles south of Texarkana, and 37 miles south of Atlanta State Park, Wright Patman Lake, and Atlanta, Texas. 
 
Uncertain Tavern:
The tavern offers pool tournaments, karaoke, flat screen TV, shuffleboard, and an outdoor beer garden. They occasionally host live music. Daily menu items include smoked brisket, shaved ham, spicy chicken sandwiches and pizza. (903) 789-3982. 4809 Broadway Street, 75661
 
Louisiana Casinos Entertainment:
Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana offer Riverboat casinos on the Red River. Shreveport casinos include Sam's Town and Eldorado Resort Casino.  Bossier City, Louisiana casinos include Horseshoe Casino, Boomtown Casino Hotel, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack, and Diamond Jacks Casino Resort. Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana are 45 miles southeast of Uncertain, 47 miles northeast of Carthage, 41 miles east of Marshall, and 65 miles east of Longview, Texas. Bossier City Map; Click to Enlarge  Shreveport Map; Click to enlarge  Sam's Town Reviews  Eldorado Reviews  Horseshoe Reviews  Boomtown Reviews  Harrah's Reviews  Diamond Jacks Reviews
 
Uncertain Flea Market:
This market features 68,000 square feet of covered exhibit space. It is open the 1st and 3rd weekends (Fri-Sun) of each month from 9am-6pm. Hours may change so call before arriving. (903) 679-3792. (903) 930-4587. The flea market is located on Main Street (FM 2198, 0.5 miles from Caddo Lake.
 
Annual Steamboat Regatta, May:
This event is hosted by the Caddo Lake Steamboat Company. (903) 789-3978. 510 Cypress Drive, Uncertain, Texas. Email 
 
Annual Turtle Egg Laying Pilgrimage, May-June:
Hundreds of Red-ear sliders come ashore from May through June to lay their eggs. The City of Uncertain posts Turtle Crossing signs along the roadways to warn motorists to watch for and not run over the turtles. 
 
Annual Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks, July:
Activities include a Dog Days Boat Parade and fireworks. (903) 789-3268. (903) 789-3443.
 
Annual Floating Christmas Parade, 3rd Sunday in Dec:
This parade has been held for over 30 years by the cities of Karnack and Uncertain. (903) 789-3268. (903) 789-3443.

Annual Holiday Express Train, Kansas City Southern Railroad, Nov-Dec:
This is an absolutely fabulous train. I sincerely hope the Kansas City Southern Railroad does not cancel this annual Christmas train run. The Holiday Express was created in 2001 after volunteers dedicated over 8,000 hours to the rigorous transformation of the retired freight train. The train was built on the tradition of the former Gateway Western (GWWR) Santa Train, which made stops in small towns from East St. Louis, Ill. to Blue Springs, Mo. (GWWR was purchased by KCS in 1997.) In 2000, KCS employees noticed that the Santa Train was the only Christmas some kids had, and that some did not have essential items such as coats, hats and gloves. The employees were so touched that they committed to elevating the project to the experience that communities throughout KCSR's service area enjoy today."  The Holiday Express train distributes gift cards to the Salvation Army to provide warm clothing and other necessities for children in need at stops along the Holiday Express route. Donations are accepted. The six-car train with Santa Claus and his elves makes stops in 25 or more communities in seven U.S. states.  Access to the train is free and open to the public. Led by KCS’ Southern Belle business train, the Holiday Express train includes a smiling tank car “Rudy”; a flat car carrying Santa’s sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village; a gingerbread box car; the elves’ workshop; the reindeer’s stable; and a little red caboose. New in 2010 was the addition of a G-gauge Holiday Express model train that will run around the flat car during Holiday Express stops. The route varies slightly each year. The 2015 Holiday Express Schedule includes the Texas Cities of Beaumont (28 November at KCS Yard, 4095 South Martin Luther King Parkway), Beasley near Kendleton (29 November at KCS Intermodal Shipper Facility), El Campo (Evans Park on 30 November at 112 East Monseratte Street), Victoria (on 1 December at U.S. Business 59 at Burroughsville Road), Ganado (2 December at U.S. Business 59 at FM 172), and the Wharton depot at 100 North Sunset Street. It will also stop at Shreveport, Louisiana on 4 December at the KCS yard, 4500 North Lake Shore Drive, Gate 5, 71107. Shreveport is located 45 miles southeast of Jefferson, Texas, 42 miles east of Marshall, Texas, approximately 36 miles southeast of Uncertain and Karnack, Texas, and 22 miles slightly northeast of Waskom, Texas. (816) 983-1372. (816) 983-1668.
 
Annual New Year's Eve Fireworks Extravaganza, Dec 31:
The fireworks begin at dark. The fireworks may be viewed in the Johnson Ranch Marina area at 5131 East Cypress Drive in Uncertain. (903) 789-3213.
 
RiverBend Restaurant, Karnack:
This casual dining restaurant serves great food including steaks, seafood, catfish, alligator, salads, fried green tomatoes, beans, coleslaw, jalapeno hushpuppies, cobbler and ice cream, and other menu items. They also serve beer and wine, and offer lake views. (903) 679-9000. The restaurant is located at 211 PR 2422. Reviews 
 
Lafitte’s Caddo Lake Grocery & Café, Uncertain:
The store sells grocery essentials, homemade Mayhaw jelly, and other items. The café serves home cooked menu items including a great breakfast, pulled pork sandwiches, smoked sausage Po Boys, and BBQ pork ribs or smoked chicken quarter plates with coleslaw, homemade barbeque sauces and pickles. They barbeque is very good and is served during business hours until it runs out. If you want large amounts of smoked meats to go, call five days in advance. Open Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm; Sun, 11am-6pm. (903) 789-2138. They are located near Hoot ‘N Holler at 199 Cypress Drive. Reviews