South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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.With our international travel planner, Anacoco attractions like South Toledo Bend State Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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The park is about 20 miles out from Anacoco. We went there for a large family gathering utilizing 5 of the cabins. Check in was smooth and we were on our way. Parking for Cabin 18 was convenient. 1st ... read more »
We took the kids here for a day trip and they had a blast. I love the park and the area. It is right on the boarder of Texas and Louisianna so it is like being in both states at the same time. Love To... read more »
Our Troop had planned to camp at this park, and we were not disappointed. As Scouts, they chose to use "primitive camp sites." I can tell you primitive 3,4& 5 have front row views of the lake. Site 4&... read more »
was here april 1-3, 2016. will never go back. park does not enforce quiet hour rules. could not sleep because two sites down people were up till midnight being loud, cursing, and playing music. even after i called to complain this continued. many camp sites had a boat, rv, multiple vehicles parked in the grass... kids ran around unsupervised... was not the relaxing weekend that i had hoped for.
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Nice boat launch with about 30-40 vehicle & trailer parking spots. Bathroom, fish cleaning station and dock available at boat launch. 2 Lane boat launch.
This is a great place to get away For the weekend if you really need to. It's really laid back and country.
We stayed in a cabin and while sufficiently clean, it definitely showed wear and tear. The couch was gross and in need of being replaced and the dining room ceiling had some water damage that was never repaired. The layout was spacious and comfortable. I'm not expecting 4 star accommodations in the woods, but I did expect better than what we got.
My favorite of the LA state parks I have stayed in. We tent camp and also stay in the Cabins. Well maintained, a bit of seclusion in the camp sites. Take what you need wiith you it is a drive for groceries. This is the finest lake in LA for bass.
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