South Toledo Bend State Park

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South Toledo Bend State Park
South Toledo Bend State Park Sign.jpg
Map showing the location of South Toledo Bend State Park
Map showing the location of South Toledo Bend State Park
Map of Louisiana, United States of America
Location Vernon Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Coordinates 31°12′29″N 93°34′12″W / 31.208°N 93.57°W / 31.208; -93.57Coordinates: 31°12′29″N 93°34′12″W / 31.208°N 93.57°W / 31.208; -93.57[1]
Area approx. 1,000 acres (4.0 km2; 1.6 sq mi) [1]
Established November 20, 2004 (2004-11-20)
Governing body Louisiana Office of State Parks
http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/istb.aspx

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.

Activities[edit]

Visitors to the park can enjoy activities such as hiking, cycling, birding, camping, and wildlife watching.[2] The park is 1,000 acres (4 km2) in size, which gives visitors ample room to roam and hike. There is a 3,000 ft (900 m) surfaced nature trail which leads from the visitor's center museum and the Hippie Point Hiking Trail, 1.5 miles (2 km) long. For those who want to stay overnight, the park provides 19 cabins, all located near the lake shoreline, and 60 campsites. Canoes 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.[2]

The park is a nesting ground for the bald eagle which feeds on the freshwater fish.[2] 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.[2]

Gallery[edit]

South Toledo Bend State Park
Building upon some trees near a lake.
Visitor center located in the park. 
Sign upon a trail in the woods.
Entrance to the Bald Eagle Nest Trail. 
Beach of a large lake-like reservoir with much driftwood. A small island is visible in the water.
View from a campsite. 
Wooden pier over a beach near a large lake-like reservoir. More of the cost can be seen in the background along with many pine trees.
Pier near the Bald Eagle Nest Trail. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "South Toledo Bend State Park - Louisiana Office of State Parks". Louisiana: Office of State Parks. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d Louisiana State Parks Crossroads Brochure. Louisiana State Parks. 2007. 

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