South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco

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South Toledo Bend State Park is one of two Louisiana State Parks located on the shores of Toledo Bend Reservoir. The land for the park was acquired in 1979 but it was not opened to the public with facilities until November 20, 2004. The park, located at 120 Bald Eagle Road, in Anacoco, LA, quickly became popular due to its recreation potential.ActivitiesVisitors to the park can enjoy activities such as hiking, cycling, birding, camping, and wildlife watching. The park is 1,000acre in size, which gives visitors ample room to roam and hike. There is a 3,000ft surfaced nature trail which leads from the visitor's center museum and the Hippie Point Hiking Trail, 1.5mi long. For those who want to stay overnight, the park provides 19 cabins, all located near the lake shoreline, and 60 campsites. John boats will be available soon and may be rented and several park roads may be used for cycling. There is a beach area for swimming. The impressive visitor's center museum was opened on July 21, 2005. It contains nature-based exhibits and dioramas designed to increase awareness of indigenous species and their role in the environment.The park is a nesting ground for the bald eagle which feeds on the freshwater fish. Fisherman may also catch the fish in the reservoir, including largemouth bass, catfish, bream, and white perch. There is a two-lane boat ramp in the park.
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  • Took a weekend day trip to Toledo bend state park to check out the scenery and was not disappointed. The campground s were clean and the scenery was breathtaking. The cabins looked very new. We spent ...  more »
  • Was a lovely visit at the park! We stayed in one of the cabins there. Dated but clean, no bed bugs as they have the protective covers on the mattresses. Very important! Loved the fireplace inside and ...  more »
  • This is a very nice campground, very wooded, with most campsites on the peninsula on Toledo bend lake. All roads and pads are asphalt, and many campsites have wooden "decks" next to the pad. There are...  more »
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  • I grew up in Texas and had never heard of this place. A fun day trip and picture taking spot. We met several locals who told us some history and an engineer confirmed that there are bald eagles there! All in all it was a great experience.
  • Nice, clean and well kept facilities! Visitors center was full of interactive exhibits. Loved exploring the trails. Cabin was super nice. Friendly folks top off the visit.
  • Beautiful. Saw Eagles,geese and a beaver. Was able to find petrified wood. Very educational. Was able to teach my grandson about the dam and its purpose. Also about the Wildlife and the Indians who once lived there.
  • This is gorgeous. Beautiful reservoir, trees, birds. Apparently the fishing is good too.
  • One of the best state parks LA has to offer clean facilities and lovely maintained sites.
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