A Toledo Bend Lake Visitors and Tourist Guide
Looking for great fishing
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.
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
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.
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
||Want to Play Golf?
You will find plenty of challenging golf
courses in the Toledo Bend Lake area.
Links to Other Related Web Sites:
Sabine National Forest
Sabine River Authority - Texas
Sabine River Authority -
Toledo Bend Dam History
Louisiana Department of Culture,
Recreation & Tourism
Louisiana Department of Wildlife &
Toledo Bend Lake Map
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