South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco

4.3
#17 of 20 in Nature in Louisiana
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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  • July 10, 2017
    Beautiful park with extraordinary facilities. Everything was very clean. The nature center and trail was interesting. Very scenic views.  more »
  • April 9, 2017
    Toledo Bend Lake is over 65 miles long, with over 1,200 miles of shoreline; a big lake. This park offers a boat ramp, hiking trails, cabins, RV camping, and tent camping. There are no stores or restau...  more »
  • March 17, 2017
    Clean park, campsites have plenty of space, level trash picked up daily, bath house spacious and clean, laundry facilities close, hiking trails of varying abilities, top notch visitors center, several...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Great family place. Reserve early for camp sites during holdiays. Free WiFi which is great since a lot of spots lack cellular service.
  • March 6, 2017
    Very nice camping. Only negative is the slope of the pads for your camper. Well we just checked out this morning having arrived after the gate personnel had left yesterday evening. The camp host told us to just check in after 8:00 in the morning. To our surprise the rates had increased as of March 1st but the posted price and the price on the website have not changed. What really was upsetting was they added $6.00 fee for Reserve America and we didn't even use Reserve America. So we paid our fee and headed to the Sabine National Forest. We are cramped next to the lake, the same water, and with our America The Beautiful pass we'll be paying $2.00 a night. No hookup but very nice camping.
  • June 2, 2017
    It is shady and quiet. Clean bathrooms and shower. Has laundry mat also.
  • May 21, 2017
    We go here every year but with the price increase of $30.00 a night, we will have to stop going. We are sad about that.
  • June 7, 2017
    Is a nice quite place. Easy water access.

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