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Toledo Bend Reservoir

Texas

Toledo Bend Reservoir, Texas

Toledo Bend Reservoir has a short supply of inventory in the Louisiana's Sabine area.

The lake is nestled in a national forest but convenient to major cities like Shreveport and Alexandria.

This body of water is the largest man-made lake in the southern region, with shorelines of 1,264 miles and is popular among angler's.

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  • 1Mi. of Shoreline
  • 24Avg. Depth
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  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    National Park (Most)
  • Dam Name
    Toledo Bend Dam
  • Year Built
    1969
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    181,600
  • Public Boat Ramps
    14
Campgrounds
Harvey's Landing
(936) 368-2439
13261 FM2694
Shelbyville, TX 75973
(318) 645-4715
2907 N Toledo Park Rd
Zwolle, LA 71486
Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission
(318) 256-5880
1601 Texas Hwy
Many, LA 71449
(337) 286-9075
120 Bald Eagle
Anacoco, LA 71403
  • Counties: Sabine Parish
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Bass
  • Condos available (No)
  • Notable events: Fishing Tournament, Battle of Pleasant Hill, St. Jude's Fall Festival, The Black Heritage Festival, Pow Wow, Sabine Parish Fair & Rodeo, Mudtruck Madness
  • Interesting facts: Spreads through three counties and is the largest man-made aquatic body in the southern US
  • Known for: Recreational activities
  • History: The Toledo Bend Project began in 1964
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
  • Dock restrictions (No).
Hospitals
(318) 256-5691
240 Highland Drive
Many, LA 71449
Airports
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
2400 Aviation Dr, DFW Airport, TX 75261
259 miles away
East Texas Regional Airport
269 Terminal Circle, Longview, TX 75603
105 miles away
About Toledo Bend Reservoir
On the Louisiana-Texas Border

Toledo Bend Reservoir is the fifth largest lake in the country, covering 181,600 acres along the Texas-Louisiana border. The cities of Alexandria and Shreveport are within 100 miles of the lake, home to major facilities like airports, hospitals, and hotels.

Largest Man-Made Lake in the South

Toledo Bend is a recreational treasure of the south, known as the largest human-made lake in the southern United States.

The lake is known as one of America’s five best bass fishing spots with 14-pound bass records. Catfish, crappie, and other sport fish also challenge the anglers. They can fish the great expanse from their boat or one of the 14 fishing docks along the shore.

Boating, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and other water sports are also popular at Toledo Bend. At a lake this size, the possibilities are endless.

Lake Events

This body of water hosts many annual events. Zwolle Tamale Fiesta is one of its most popular; it honors the Spanish settlers and American Indians who created the area’s unique culture.

Another famous event is the Mud Truck Madness & Music Festival, where drivers take their rigs through a 525-foot mud pit and enjoy live music all weekend.

Sabine National Forest

Sabine National Forest claims 160,656 acres along the lake’s western shore. The park features many family-friendly camping locations. The park’s list of activities is endless, including boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, and mountain biking.

Fun in the City

Shreveport is less than 100 miles north of Toledo Bend, home to fun attractions like Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino, Shreveport Aquarium, Splash Kingdom Waterpark, and American Rose Center.

Cork Premier Wine Tasting, Mudbug Madness Festival, State Fair of Louisiana, Brew, and Barksdale Air Force Base Show are just a few of the city’s annual events.

A Stunning Lake of the South

Offering some of the country’s best bass fishing along with a variety of lake activities, Toledo Bend Reservoir is the perfect family getaway.