Karnack, Texas

Karnack, Texas

Karnack is a rural unincorporated community in northeastern Harrison County near Caddo Lake in the eastern region of the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 775 at the 2000 census.

The town is named after Karnak, Egypt (near modern-day Luxor). It was thought that the community's alignment with the city of Port Caddo was relative to that of Karnack and Thebes. The town is the birth place and location of the childhood home of First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. It is also the home of the Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant.


Karnack is served by the Karnack Independent School District.

Karnack Elementary School and Karnack Junior/Senior High School serve the ccommunity.


Although, Karnack is unincorporated, it has many small family owned businesses such as the 4J Ranch, Big Pines Lodge, Circle S Grocery, and Mystique Tours.


Karnack is situated on the shores of Caddo Lake, the only natural lake in the state of Texas. The lake is a bayou that is known for its beautiful scenery and great fishing. The community of Karnack is deep in the piney woods of Northeast Texas and is mostly farm and timber land.

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