Toledo Bend Lake Country offers some of the best outdoor activity options in the state. It is an area full of lush woodland and a large 186,000 reservoir filled with an abundance of bass, crappie, bream, stripers, and catfish.
Toledo Bend Lake Country offers 11 different camp locations for RV and tent camping.
Oak Ridge is located on 117 acres of wooded land with 1.75 miles of shoreline. This site offers 27 RV pads, 17 with water, sewer, and 20, 30, 50 amp electrical hook-ups; 10 with water and electricity but no sewer, however, the site provides a useful dump station for self-contained campers. There is a designated primitive tent area for campers who want to “rough it.” For more information contact (318) 567-9323.
Cow Bayou Wilderness Area is approximately 200 acres of mixed pine/hardwood forest, with approximately 8 miles of ATV trails. Primitive camping is allowed and a small boat dock is available. For more information contact (318) 256-4114.
Converse Bay is situated on 111 acres with 0.75 miles of shoreline. The park is located at the intersection of La Hwy 191 and La Hwy 174, approximately 15 miles north of Zwolle on Toledo Bend Lake. This park offers primitive camping, an open pavilion, and a 2 lane boat launch.
There is no charge for the use of Converse Bay facilities. Come enjoy some great fishing either from your boat or from the bank. For more information contact (800) 259-5253.
Dreamcatcher Camping is located on the north shoreline of Toledo Bend nine miles north of Zwolle. This facility offers 21 RV pads conveniently located close to the water. A launching ramp and bathhouse are available for guests. Dreamcatcher's features a very rural setting and very good fishing environment in this area. For more information contact (318) 567-9323.
San Miguel is south of Zwolle and north of Pendleton Bridge and has 108 acres of wooded land with 1.5 miles of shoreline. San Miguel has 40 RV pads, 20 tent pads, 14 A-frame cabins, 1 remodeled A-frame cabin and 3 conventional cabins. All cabins are fully furnished including dishes, cookware, silverware, linens, and a coffee pot. The RV pads have 50, 30, 20 Amp electric hook-ups with water and sewer. The tent pads have a beautiful water front view and a bath house nearby. For more information contact (800) 259-5253.
Bar-B Campgrounds is located on the north side of Lanan Bay on the central part of the lake. This accommodation offers a rewarding outdoor experience for the RV enthusiast. Many of the RV pads are located on the water while others have a nice shaded view. For more information contact (318) 645-6573.
Cypress Bend Park includes 60 RV campsites with water, sewer and 50, 30, 20 amp electrical hook-ups. You can rent a spot by the month or on a nightly basis. If you are looking to “rough it” there is also a primitive tent camping area located directly across from the cabins. For more information contact (318) 256-4118.
Hodges Gardens State Park consists of a variety of plants and flowers, from a formal rose garden to a collection of Japanese Red Maple trees. The garden boasts over 700 acres of native and cultivated flora. Water from a 225-acre lake, built in 1954, is pumped from the lake through the gardens to waterfalls, pools, fountains and to the watering system before it is recycled back into the lake. At this site, nature-oriented visitors will experience a wide range of topography, from cultivated gardens featuring both native and imported foliage to rock formations that were exposed during logging and mining operations in the early century. Hodges Gardens offers cabins on their lake as well as 9 tent camp sites with a bath house nearby. For more information contact (318) 586-3523.
Army Rec Center is located on the south end of the Toledo Bend Lake, and is available only to active and retired Military personnel and government employees. There are 13 RV pads, 12 mobile homes, 4 cabins, and tent camping available. The park offers a nice convenience store with a well-maintained fleet of pontoon boats, bay boats, bass boats, kayaks and canoes for rent. A nicely developed beach area with a new bath house adds to the enjoyment of its guests. For more information contact (318) 565-4235.
Pleasure Point Park is located on the southern banks of Toledo Bend Reservoir, five miles north of Toledo Bend Dam. Whether fishing, swimming, boating, or relaxing by the campfire you’ll see spectacular sunsets and the beauty of the outdoors at Pleasure Point Park.
Enjoy the white sandy beach, fishing pier and 2 lane boat launch during your stay at one of the 124 RV sites which are available for daily and monthly rent. These campsites all have water and 50, 30, 20 amp electric and 50 of the monthly sites offer sewer hook-ups. Well maintained bathhouses, a RV dump station, and a fish cleaning station are also provided for your camping convenience. If getting back to the basics is in your plans, there is a beautiful primitive tent camping area overlooking the lake. Also, for your convenience Pleasure Point offers one 20 x 20 camping shelter with water and electric that is located adjacent to the beach. For more information contact (318) 565-4810.
South Toledo Bend State Park is located close to the Toledo Bend Dam on the far southern shores of the lake, offers RV camping and cabins. The park features an Interpretative Center, displaying informational booths about the fish and wildlife native to the area. The park offers 55 RV campsites, 19 cabins, and 5 tent sites. The park offers scenic waterfront views from many vantage points. Visitors to the park can enjoy recreational activities such as hiking, cycling, birding, and camping.
This area is a common nesting ground for the bald eagle so the park offers a guided hike on Saturday morning beginning at 8 o’clock to the Bald Eagle’s nest. Guests meet the Interpretive Ranger in front of cabin 19 for an hour of hiking that includes information on the history of Toledo Bend Reservoir, tree identification, viewing the Bald Eagle’s nest, and enjoying the beauty and sounds of nature. For more information contact (337) 286-9075.
Other parks that have only RV camping, but not tent camping are as follows:
* Jolly Roger Marina
* North Toledo Bend State Park
* Tranquility Bay
* Shady Oak Log Cabin Rental
* Southern Leisure Park
* Turtle Beach Lodge
* Big Bass Marina
* Pirate’s Cove
* Toledo Bend Resort
* Bass Haven Resort
* Friend’s RV Park
* Happy Trail’s RV Park and Boat Storage
With its varied landscape, wildlife, and rich history Toledo Bend Lake Country offers something for the outdoors person of every kind. With a little planning every camper is sure to get exactly the experience they are after.