North Toledo Bend State Park

17 04 2014
Sabine River / Toledo Bend Reservoir

Sabine River / Toledo Bend Reservoir

We’re in Louisiana!  After traveling almost directly north from Beaumont, we’ve crossed over the Sabine River bridge just west of Many, LA and made our way onto a small peninsula on Toledo Bend Reservoir to North Toledo Bend State Park.  This park has about 60 sites set in a beautiful, dense forest of tall evergreens, oak and other deciduous trees.  The dogwood trees are in full blossom as are many wildflowers along the roadways.  Most obvious is the red clover or cowgrass covering the hillsides in mounds of crimson red explosions.  This would be a model state park for nearly any state to emulate.  From the landscaped entrance, to their paved and immaculately clean sites and the facilities offered, North Toledo Bend State Park has it all.

Toledo Bend State Park, Site#1

Toledo Bend State Park, Site#1

Set around two loops, all sites are back-in, a few with lake views and almost all with excellent privacy.  We’re in site #1, directly across from the campground host.  Each site provides 20/30/50 amp electrical service and water hookup, plus a fire pit and picnic table. The park has done an excellent job of preserving the natural beauty while ensuring good height and width clearance for even the biggest rigs.  The roadways are paved and many sites provide gravel shoulders for extra vehicles or boats.    There’s no OTA TV service that we could find so a southern exposure site might be important for those with satellite dish requirements.  The park provides complimentary WiFi which except late in the evenings provided adequate for our needs.  T-Mobile cellular service is spotty, but there’s a fairly good Verizon 3G signal that was helped with the aid of our Cellular Booster.

Our location in site #1 was good, but with alot of traffic could get noisy since it’s on the main campground road and directly across the street from the common restoom/shower house.  Sites #11, #13, #14 & #16 have most direct lake access, and provide some limited water views.  PARK MAP

After a very enjoyable afternoon/evening and a wonderfully dark and quiet night, we’re unfortunately going to pack up and head north.  This may be the best place we’ve stayed since leaving home over 40 days ago, and definitely worth a return visit in the future.

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