A Toledo Bend Lake Visitors and Tourist Guide
Looking for great fishing and boating?
Toledo Bend Lake is about 65 miles long, has 1,200 miles of shoreline in Texas and Louisiana, and offers some of the best fishing and boating opportunities in the state of Texas and Louisiana. Toledo Bend Lake is the largest man-made lake in the southern states.
This beautiful lake is popular for swimming, boating, waterskiing, fishing, camping and sightseeing. There are many communities around Toledo Bend Lake where you can also enjoy dining, shopping and lodging. You will find the people in the local communities friendly to tourists.
Toledo Bend Lake has marinas, lakeside cottages, resorts and lake rental houses along the shoreline. The woods and the water provide a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere along with scenic beauty. The shallow bayous and coves along the shoreline add to the pleasure of the area. Visitors to the area also enjoy the wild flowers, the beautiful pine trees and the giant shade trees.
A beach and swimmers on Toledo Bend Lake
|Toledo Bend Lake has many types of birds including
cranes, pelicans, egrets, bald eagles, ducks and geese. Many other birds also
migrate through the area.
There have been reports over the years of Ivory-billed Woodpecker sightings around the Toledo Bend Lake area where the Neches and Angelina Rivers join. The Sabine and Angelina National Forests in Texas are considered in the top ten areas for possible sightings of this once extinct bird.
The Toledo Bend Lake area also has a variety of wildlife including white tail deer, armadillos, foxes, raccoons, opossums and beavers.
Toledo Bend Lake is located on the Sabine River in eastern Texas on the Texas-Louisiana state line. Toledo Bend Lake is in three Texas counties: Shelby, Sabine and Newton counties. The dam is approximately 24 miles northeast of Jasper, Texas.
Toledo Bend Lake was impounded in 1967 and the deepest depth is about 110 feet.
Fishing in Toledo Bend Lake:
Aquatic grasses, brush and standing timber provide great fish habitat. Toledo Bend Lake has been named one of the top 5 bass fishing lakes in the United States. Texas Parks and Wildlife rates the fishing excellent for Largemouth Bass and Sunfish; good for Striped Bass, Catfish and Crappie; and fair for White Bass. Guided fishing trips can be booked through many of the local marinas.
Want to Play Golf?
You will find plenty of challenging golf courses in the Toledo Bend Lake area.
Looking for a Place to Stay
on Toledo Bend Lake?
Cypress Bend Golf Resort
and Conference Center - Many LA.
Cypress Bend Golf Resort and Conference Center features an elegant country inn decor that will please the most discriminating guests. Their attention to detail, warm Southern hospitality and commitment to service sets them apart from other resort hotels.
Wildwood Resort - Zwolle, LA
Wildwood Resort, on beautiful Toledo Bend Lake in Louisiana, provides the perfect location for the sportsman, family reunions or special events, and corporate or business conferences. There are 30 lodges on 40 wooded acres (with 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms).
. Looking for a Great Place to Eat? There are plenty of places to dine on Toledo Bend Lake. Whether you want seafood, a steak, Italian food, Mexican food, burgers or other types of meals, there is a large selection of places to choose from.
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Links to Other Related Web Sites:
Sabine Nation Forest
Sabine River Authority - Texas
Sabine River Authority - Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Toledo Bend Lake Map
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