Toledo Bend Lake Boat Launch Directory

TOLEDO BEND BOAT LAUNCH DIRECTORY
Compiled by Gerald D. Massey

This is a listing of Toledo Bend Lake boat launching facilities on both the Louisiana and Texas sides of the lake. The listings include directions and GPS waypoints!

Note: These launches are not listed alphabetically by Launch Names. They are listed in geographical order from north to south, e.g. the first launch listed is the northern most launch. Each additional launch is in order as you go south down the Lake. Additionally, the launches are listed separately for the Louisiana and Texas sides of the lake. This information is not regularly checked - so it may or may not be completely correct - please use at your own discretion.

Please Note: This is a relatively old compilation. We do not have current information on these launches. Please use this information with that understanding. Of you have more current information on any of these launches, please let up know!

Directions are from these points...

Louisiana     Logansport     Stanley     Converse     Noble     Zwolle     Many     Florien     Hornbeck     Anacoco

Texas     Joaquin     Shelbyville     Patroon     Milam      Hemphill     Fairmount     Burkeville   

Definitions of Launch Site Classifications     Disclaimer   

Louisiana

Logansport

Garrett Park

Improved Launch Paved Free

  • North Logansport.
  • On US 84 [Main St.] 4 blocks east of the river bridge turn north on La. 764 ["Marshall St."], go .75 mile to "Garrett Park Rd.", turn left go .75 mile to launch.
  • Double wide paved launch, 75 vehicle paved parking, covered picnic shelters.
  • 31°58.82N 094°00.82 W

City Park Launch

Improved Launch Paved Free

  • Downtown Logansport.
  • On US 84 going west at bridge in downtown Logansport, take a right at bridge, go 1 block, circle around under and just past rail road bridge.
  • Picnic tables, rest rooms, playground equipment, lots of wood docks, 40 vehicle parking.
  • 31°58.27N 094°00.29W

West Bank Launch

Simple Launch Paved Free

  • On US 84 on the west bank of the river, just across the river from Logansport, 50 vehicle paved parking area, no facilities, all services and supplies nearby.
  • 31°58.41N 094°00.60W
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Stanley

Oak Ridge [SRA Site # 2]

Improved Launch Paved Free

  • 12 miles east of Logansport.
  • [1] From Logansport at junction of US 84 and La. 5 take US 84 east for 2 miles to La. 191, go right [south] for 8.5 miles to "Circle Dr.;"
  • or
  • [2] from Stanley take La. 763 south 3 miles from Stanley to La. 191, turn left go 3.25 miles south. Turn right [west] on "Circle Dr.," go 2 miles to "Oak Ridge Rd." right-"Water Plant Rd." left, go right on "Oak Ridge" for 1 mile.
  • Double wide paved launch, 50 vehicle paved parking with 50 overflow, playground with equipment, restrooms, about 24 camp sites over wide area on nice hill with water some with picnic tables.
  • 31°53.92N 093°53.70W

Circle M Marina

Marina Paved Fee

  • 12 miles east of Logansport.
  • [1] From Logansport at junction of US 84 and La. 5 take US 84 east for 2 miles to La. 191, go right [south] for 8.5 miles to "Circle Dr.;"
  • or
  • [2] from Stanley take La. 763 south 3 miles from Stanley to La. 191, turn left go 3.25 miles south. Turn right [west] on "Circle Dr," go 2 miles to "Oak Ridge Rd." right - "Water Plant Rd." left, go left on "Water Plant Rd." for .5 mile.
  • Paved launch, fee $1, fuel on water, store drinks, bait, ice, supplies, grill, restrooms, rent boats, picnic tables, 25 vehicle parking, 6 full RV hookup’s.
  • Ph. 318-697-6145.
  • 31°53.37N 093°53.73W
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Converse

SRA Site 3 and 3A Wilderness Area

Jon Boat Launch Gravel Free

  • 12 miles west of Converse.
  • At the junction of La. 191 and La. 481 at parish line;
  • [1] 15.5 miles south of US 84;
  • or
  • [2] 6 miles north of the junction La. 174; take "Coker Worsham Rd." west for 2.5 miles to "Locus Rd." turn right [north] on dirt road for 1.25 miles then left [west] for 1.25 miles.
  • No facilities, 20 vehicle parking, 2 large cleared areas for wilderness primitive camping, just a gentle sloping dirt bank to back down.
  • 31°50.75N 093°50.79W

Jolly Rodger Marina

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 12 miles west of Converse.
  • Right at the junction of La. 191 and La. 481
  • [1] 15 miles south of US 84 on La. 191;
  • or
  • [2] 5 miles north of La. 174; take "Coker Worsham Rd." west for 2.75 miles.
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, motel, rest rooms, showers, store, ice, grill, phone, bait and tackle, boat\motor rental, guide service, fish cleaning area, 50 vehicle parking.
  • pH 318-567-2547.
  • 31°50.04N 093°50.22W

Fishermans Wharf

Marina Paved Fee

  • On La. 191
  • [1] 18 miles south of US 84;
  • or
  • [2] 4 miles north of junction of La. 174, take "Fishermans Wharf Road" west for 2 miles.
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, cable TV, fuel on the water, $2 launch fee, party barges, rest rooms, showers, store, bait and tackle, fishing pier, boat storage, boat motor rental, guide service, fish cleaning area, swimming area, scuba diving. 75 vehicle parking.
  • pH 318-567-2558.
  • 31°47.73N 093°48.06W

Converse Bay SRA Site 4

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 5 miles east of Converse.
  • on La. 191
  • [1] 22 miles south of US 84
  • or
  • [2] 5 miles east of Converse on La. 174; take "Rec Site 4 Road," west from La. 191 for 1 mile to the end of the road..
  • Campgrounds, rest rooms, primitive camping some with picnic tables and grills, 50 vehicle paved parking at launch.
  • pH 318-256-4114.
  • 31°45.99N 093°47.02W
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Noble

A-1 Campground

Simple Launch Paved Fee

  • 9 miles northwest of Noble
  • On La. 191
  • 1] at 4.5 miles south of junction of La. 174;
  • or
  • [2] 12 miles north of La. 482 east at Zwolle. Take "A-1 camp Road" west for about 300 yards.
  • [semi closed] campgrounds, RV hookup’s, rest rooms, 40 vehicle parking.
  • pH . 318-567-2269.
  • 31°43.07N 093°46.31W

Jimmy Bison's Fish Camp

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 8 miles west of Noble.
  • At La. 191
  • [1] 6.5 miles south of junction of La. 174;
  • or
  • [2] 4 miles north of La. 1218 [3 miles west of Noble]; take "Bison Road" west for 1 mile to the end of the road.
  • Launch fee $2, ice, bait, camping with electricity And water, 50 vehicle parking, 50 overflow.
  • 31°42.24N 093°46.53W

Robert and Earlene Bison

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 8 miles west of Noble.
  • On La. 191
  • [1] 6.5 miles south of La. 174,
  • or
  • [2] miles north of La. 1218
  • or
  • [3] miles west of Noble]; take "Bison Road" west for 1 mile to the end of the road.
  • 75 vehicle parking, ice, rent boats, covered storage. See Map D-309.
  • 31°42.16N 093°46.50W

Hot Wells Creek

Jon Boat Launch Dirt Free

  • 4 miles west of Noble.
  • At bridge on La. 191
  • At 1 mile north of La. 1218 [3 miles west of Noble].
  • Just a dirt bank where there has been launching, mostly pirogue and Jon Boats. North side of bridge, east bank, about 10 vehicle parking, no facilities.
  • 31°41.19N 093°43.77W

Holly Point Marina

Marina Paved Fee

  • 8 miles west of Noble.
  • On La. 191
  • [1] At 8.5 miles south of the junction of La. 174;
  • or
  • [2] 2 miles north of La. 1218 [3 miles west of Noble]; take "Wright's Landing Road" west for 3 miles to "Holly Point Ln.," take a left, go .5 mile.
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s, cabins, trailers, rest rooms, showers, store, bait and tackle, boat\motor rental, marine service, guide service, fish cleaning area, swimming area, 100 vehicle parking.
  • pH 318-567-3244.
  • 31°39.55N 093°44.92W

Wright's Landing

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 9.5 miles west of noble.
  • On La. 191
  • [1] 8.5 miles south of La. 174;
  • or
  • [2] 2 miles north of La. 1218; take "Wright's Landing Road" west for 4.5 miles. Go 3.5 miles to "Chaylp Road" then right for 1 more mile.
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, rest rooms, showers, store, bait and tackle, boat motor rental, guide service, fish cleaning area, swimming area, 75 vehicle parking.
  • pH 318-567-313.
  • 31°39.56N 093°46.42W
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Zwolle

Rebecca's

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 2 miles west of Zwolle.
  • Located on La. 191 half way between La. 482 west and La. 482 east at Cheveron station on north side of bridge.
  • $2 launch fee, 25 vehicle parking, fuel not on water, store, drinks, food, rest rooms, accessories, restaurant, 25 vehicle parking.
  • 31°37.88N 093°40.13W

Sepulvado's Landing

Marina Paved Fee

  • 7 miles west of Zwolle.
  • Take La. 482 west from La. 191 for 6 miles to "Sepulvado Landing Road," take a right [north] for .5 mile.
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s cabins\trailers, rest rooms, showers, store, bait and tackle, fishing pier, boat\motor rental, guide service, scuba diving, fuel on the water, $2 launch fee, 50 vehicle parking.
  • pH 318-645-9479.
  • 31°37.93N 093°45.77W

Sloan's Camp

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 8 miles west of Zwolle.
  • Take La. 482 west from La. 191 for 7 miles to end of the road -- west of Ebarb.
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, cable TV, showers, rest rooms, store, bait and tackle, guide service, fish cleaning area, fuel not on water, $1 launch fee, ice, telephone, 50 vehicle parking.
  • pH 318-645-9845.
  • 31°37.59N 093°45.88W

Gracie's Landing

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 4 miles west of Zwolle.
  • From La. 191 take La. 482 west for .5 mile to La. 3229 ["Blue Lake Road"], turn left and go 2 miles. Right beside highway.
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, rest rooms, showers, store, bait and tackle, guide service, propane, fuel not on water, 25 vehicle parking.
  • Ph.318-645-9298.
  • 31°36.76N 093°41.82W

North Toledo Bend State Park

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 8 miles west of Zwolle.
  • From La. 191 take La. 482 west for .5 mile to La. 3229, turn left, go 4.5 miles to "North Toledo Bend State Park Road," turn left, go 2.5 miles to park entrance, then 2 miles to launch.
  • 63 improved camp sites, swimming pool, 10 cabins, 1 group camp, camp store, bait and tackle, primitive group camp site, rest rooms, playgrounds, rental pavilions and shelters, fish cleaning area, $2 launch fee, 75 vehicle paved parking.
  • pH 318-645-4715.
  • 31°32.97N 093°44.03W

Blue Lake Landing

Simple Launch Paved Free

  • 8 miles west of Zwolle.
  • From La. 191 take La. 482 west for .5 mile to La. 3229, turn left go 6 miles to the end of the road.
  • No facilities, 30 vehicle parking.
  • 31°36.27N 093°43.86W

San Miguel SRA Site 7A

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 7.5 miles south west of Zwolle.
  • From La. 191 at 4.5 miles south of La. 482 east at Zwolle, take "Carters Ferry Road" right [south west], go 2 miles to "San Miguel Road," turn right, go .25 mile to San Miguel park entrance at "Cozy Park Road."
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s, cabins, trailers, rest rooms, showers, fishing pier, boat storage, swimming area, store, 75 vehicle paved parking area.
  • pH 318-645-6748.
  • 31°34.18N 093°41.88W

Cozy Point

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 7 miles south of Zwolle.
  • On US 171 at Zwolle take La. 482 west 1 mile to La. 191, turn left [south], go 4.5 miles to "Carters Ferry Road," turn right [southwest] for 2 miles to "San Miguel Road," turn left, go .25 mile to "Cozy Point Road", then go 1 mile to Cozy Point.
  • Cabins\trailers, campgrounds, RV hookup’s, rest rooms, showers, store, bait and tackle, fishing pier, marine service, guide service, fish cleaning area, 30 vehicle parking.
  • pH 318-645-9847.
  • 31°33.80N 093°42.23W

Ethyl's Driftwood

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 12 miles south of Zwolle.
  • On "Carters Ferry Road" .5 mile south of La. 1215.
  • [1] Take La. 191 south for 4.5 miles from La. 482 east at Zwolle to "Carters Ferry Road", turn right [west], go 5.5 miles to La. 1215;
  • or
  • [2] take La. 1215 west from La. 191 for 4 miles to "Carters Ferry Road," then turn left.
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, motel, rest rooms, showers, restaurant\ grill, lounge, store, fishing pier, boat storage, guide service, fish cleaning area, 2 separate paved launches, $1 launch fee, 75 vehicle parking. Nice!!!
  • pH 318-645-6455.
  • 31°32.03N 093°42.75W
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Many

Cazalot's Cove

Simple Launch Paved Fee

  • From La. 191 take La. 1215 west .25 mile to 1st paved road to left [south], "Shady Lane," go .5 mile to end of the road and launch.
  • Closed---campgrounds, RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, restrooms, showers, cable TV, party barges, fishing pier, boat storage, swimming area.
  • LAUNCH STILL OPERATING, single wide paved launch with fee, 30 vehicle parking.
  • 31°31.75N 093°40.07W

Beech Creek Marina and Lee's Cottages

Simple Launch Paved Free

  • From La. 191 take La. 1215 west for 2 miles to just before Beech Creek bridge on north side of the road.
  • Launch just west of cottages beside highway. Everything is all closed but LAUNCH IS STILL OPERATIONAL. Paved launch with 20 vehicle parking. Several cottages, 18 boat slips, dockside electricity, camp trailer space, mobile home hookup, fish clean area, lodging, laundry, grills.
  • 31°32.26N 093°40.12W

Tranquility Bay

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • From La. 191 take La. 1215 go west for 2.5 miles.
  • Campground, RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, motels, rest rooms, showers, fishing pier, boat storage, 20 vehicle parking.
  • pH 318-645-6551.
  • 31°32.08N 093°40.83W

Lanan Marina

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 3 miles north of La. 6.
  • From La. 6 take La. 191 north to just after [north] of Lanan Bay Bridge, on west side of highway.
  • $2 launch fee, bait, ice, RV hookup’s, 50 vehicle parking.
  • 31°31.56N 093°39.12W

Hwy. 191 Launch

Jon Boat Launch Dirt Free

  • 2 miles north of La. 6.
  • From La. 6 take La. 191 north to just before Lanan Bay bridge on south bank on east side No facilities, 5 vehicle parking.
  • 31°30.94N 093°39.05W

Matthews Lakeview Lodge

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 8 miles west of Many.
  • From La. 191 take La. 6 east for 2 miles to "Matthews Lodge Rd." turn left, north, go 2 miles.
  • RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, rest rooms store, bait and tackle and fishing pier, boat\motor rental, marine service, guide service, fish cleaning area, swimming area, 40 vehicle parking. Nice
  • pH 318-256-9261.
  • 31°31.26N 093°36.74W

Pendleton Bridge Resort

Marina Paved Fee

  • From La. 191 go west about 2 miles to "Meritt Mountain Drive," [about 1 mile east of La. 6 bridge], turn right [north], go 1 mile to the end of the road.
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, motel, cable TV, rest rooms, showers, very nice restaurant, store, bait and tackle, fishing pier, boat storage, boat\motor rental, guide service, fish cleaning area, scuba diving, fuel on the water, 100 vehicle parking.
  • pH 318-256-2958.
  • 31°29.57N 093°42.79W

Twin Island
now renamed as
Cypress Cove

Improved Launch Paved Free

  • Take La. 191 south from La. 6 for 3 miles to "Twin Island Road," turn right [west], go 3.25 miles.
  • Campground 63 RV hookup’s, rest rooms, showers, fishing piers, 6 wide paved launch,
  • 2 showers, 100 vehicle paved parking, swimming area, covered pavilion, fishing pier.
  • pH 318-256-4118.
  • 31°25.22N 093°40.63W

Turtle Beach

Marina Paved Fee

  • Take La. 191 south from La. 6 for 3.5 miles to "Turtle Beach Road," turn right [west], go 3 miles.
  • Campground, RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, cable TV, rest rooms, showers, store, bait and tackle, fishing pier, boat\motor rental, marine service, guide service, fish cleaning area, swimming area, scuba diving, fuel on water, $2 launch fee.
  • pH 318-256-5595.
  • 31°25.20N 093°38.86W

Shadows Landing

Marina Paved Fee

  • [1] On La. 191 at 2 miles north of La. 476\"Little Flock Road" [at Immanuels store] and .25 mile north of the north junction of "old 476 road;"
  • or
  • [2] from La. 6 go south on La. 191 to "Shadows Road;"
  • or
  • [3] from the junction of La. 191 and La. 474 go south 4 miles to "Shadows Rd." turn west on "Shadows Road," go 2 miles.
  • Real nice!!! Campgrounds, RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, rest rooms, showers, cable TV, store, bait and tackle, fishing pier, dry boat storage, guide service, swimming area, scuba diving, fuel on the water, covered wet storage, 40 vehicle parking.
  • pH 318-586-7334.
  • 31°24.97N 093°37.06W

Esto Landing

Marina Paved Fee

  • At Immanuels Store on La. 191 take La. 476\"Little Flock Road," west .1 mile to "old 476," turn right [north], go 1 mile to "Peg Lane," turn left, go .1 mile to "Esto Rd." turn left, go 300 yards to launch.
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s cable TV, rest rooms, fuel on the water, $1 launch fee.
  • pH 318-586-4237.
  • 31°23.19N 093°36.59W

Buckeye Landing

Marina Paved Fee

  • From La. 191 [at Immanuels Store] take La. 476\"Little Flock " road west .1 mile to "old 476", turn right [north], go 1 mile to "Peg Leg Lane," turn left, go .5 mile to "Herring Drive," turn left go .25 mile.
  • Campgrounds, RV sites, cabins\trailers, cable TV, rest rooms, showers, party barges, store, bait and tackle, boat storage, boat\motor rental, guide service, fish cleaning area, fuel on the water, $2 launch fee, 30 vehicle parking.
  • pH 318-586-7500.
  • 31°23.02N 093°36.93W

Big Bass Marina

Marina Paved Fee

  • At Immanuels Store on La. 191 take La. 476\"Little Flock" road west .1 mile to "old 476," turn right, go 1 mile to "Peg Leg Lane," turn left, go .5 mile to "Big Bass" Road. Turn left, go .25 mile. Real nice.
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, motels, cable TV, rest rooms, showers, restaurant\grill, store, bait and tackle, fishing pier, boat storage, guide service, fish cleaning area, swimming area, gas fuel on the water, $2 launch fee. Large RV park, large wet storage, 75 vehicle parking.. .
  • 31°22.99N 093°36.87W
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Florien

Quiet Cove

CLOSED

  • [1] From La. 392 take La. 191 north for 6 miles to "Lakeside Loop," turn left [west], go .75 mile to "Kites Landing" road, turn left [south], go 2.25 miles to "Quiet Cove" road, turn right, go 1.25 miles;
  • or
  • [2] from La. 473 take La. 191 north .75 mile to "Lakeside Loop;"
  • or
  • [3] from La. 494 on La. 191 go south for 10 miles to "Lakeside Loop." Nice--real quite. $2 launch fee, fuel on the water, covered fish pier, rent boats, bait, ice, rest rooms, camping, 25 vehicle parking.
  • 31°19.76N 093°36.39W

Sportsman's Paradise Marina

-apparently closed now - Webmaster 8/20/03

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • [1] From La. 392 take La. 191 north for 6 miles to "Lakeside Loop" road;
  • or.
  • [2] from La. 473 take La. 191 north for .75 mile to "Lakeside Loop;"
  • or
  • [3] from La. 494 on La. 191 go south on La. 191 for 10 miles to "Lakeside Loop," turn left [west], go .75 mile to "Kites Landing" road, take a left [south], go 3.25 miles to "Sportsman Lane," turn right [west] go 1.25 miles, [keep right at Glenwood fire station.].
  • Nice, neat and remote. Campgrounds, RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, rest rooms showers, store, bait\tackle, fishing pier, boat storage, boat motor rental, guide service, fish cleaning area, swimming area, $2 launch fee.
  • 31°18.99N 093°36.55W

Kites Landing

Marina Paved Fee

  • [1] From La.392 take La.191 north for 6 miles to "Lakeside Loop" road; or [2] from La. 473 take La. 191 north for .75 mile to "Lakeside Loop" road;
  • or
  • [3] from La. 494 on La. 191 go south on La. 191 for 10 miles to "Lakeside Loop," turn left [west], go .75 mile to "Kites Landing" road, take a left [south] , go 4 miles to Kites Landing, real isolated.
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s cabins\trailers, rest rooms, store, bait and tackle, fishing pier, fish cleaning area, launch fee $3, scuba diving, fuel, ice, 50 vehicle parking.
  • pH 318-586-7888.
  • 31°17.68N 093°36.55W
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Hornbeck

Pirates Cove Marina

Marina Paved Fee

  • [1] From Hornbeck take La. 473 west to La. 191, turn left [south] go 2 miles to "Carbbiean Dr.;"
  • or
  • [2] from La. 392 take La. 191 north for 5.5 miles to "Caribbean Drive," turn left [west], go 2 miles.
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s, 35 RV sites.,cabins\trailers, motels, rest rooms, showers, restaurant, grill, store, game room, bait and tackle, fishing pier, guide service, swimming area, scuba diving, fuel on the water, 100 vehicle parking.
  • pH 318-565-4467.
  • 32°16.78N 093°34.47W
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Anacoco

Red's Point

Marina Paved Fee

  • 15 miles west of Anacoco.
  • From Anacoco take La. 111 west for 11 miles to La. 392 then west for 5 miles to La. 191, turn right [north], go 3.75 miles to "Pleasure Point Rd." turn left [west], go .5 mile to "Red's Point Rd." turn right, go 1 mile to launch.
  • Campgrounds, 40 RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, rest rooms, showers, swimming area, $1 launch fee, fuel on the water, store, ice, bait.
  • pH 318-565-4256.
  • 32°14.92N 093°35.03W

Pleasure Point SRA Site 15

Improved Launch Paved Free

  • 15 miles west of Anacoco.
  • Real nice. From Anacoco take La. 111 west for 11 miles to La. 392 then west for 5 miles to La. 191, turn right [north], go 3.75 miles to "Pleasure Point Rd." turn left [west], go 1.5 miles.
  • Campgrounds, 124 RV pads -- 50 w\RV hookup’s, 75 with water and electricity, 3 showers, tent camping, rest rooms, swimming.
  • pH 318-565-4810.
  • 31°14.49N 093°34.66W

Toledo Bend Resort

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 12 miles west of Anacoco.
  • From Anacoco take La. 111 west for 11 miles to La. 392 then west for 5 miles to La. 191, turn right [north], go 1.75 miles to "Toledo Resort Drive," turn left, go 300 yards.
  • Campgrounds, RV hookup’s, cabins\trailers, rest rooms, showers, store, fishing pier, boat storage, boat\motor rental, guide service, fish cleaning area, swimming, scuba, playgrounds and playground equipment, beach, $2 launch fee.
  • pH 318-286-9257.
  • 31°13.45N 093°34.54W

Bass Haven Resort

Marina Paved Fee

  • 17 miles west of Anacoco.
  • From Anacoco take La. 111 west for 11 miles to La. 392 then continue on west for 5 miles to La. 191, turn right [north], go 1 mile to "Bass Haven Rd." turn left, go .25 mile.
  • Cabins, RV park, tent camping, Restaurant, Cable TV, Live bait, boat & jet ski rentals, gas, propane, waterslide, swimming, covered slips, dry storage, sandy beaches, miniature golf, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes fishing pier with fish cleaning station. Launch open year round.
  • Ph 337-286-9239
  • 31°12.79N 093°34.86W
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South Toledo Bend State Park   See: South Toledo Bend State Park in ATTRACTIONS

Texas

Joaquin

Swede Johnson [SRA # 1]

Improved Launch Paved Free

  • 7 Miles south east of Joaquin.
  • [1] From TX 7 at Joaquin take FR 139 south for 5 miles to FR 2572 turn left [east], go 2.5 miles;
  • or
  • [2] from US 84 at Logansport, La take FR 2787 south for 2 miles to FR 139, turn left [south] go 3 miles to FR 2572.
  • 10 covered picnic tables with grills, [4 on water], good primitive [tent] camping, porta toilets, nice secure play ground area with equipment, 30 vehicle paved parking area with 40 over flow,

Rec Site 2

Simple Launch Paved Free

  • 11 Miles south east of Joaquin.
  • [1] From TX 7 at Joaquin go south 11 miles on FR 139
  • or,
  • [2] From TX 87 at Shelbyville go east for 12 miles on FR 417 to FR 139, turn left , go 2 miles north on FR 139 to south side of bridge.
  • No faculties, 10 vehicle gravel parking with 20 vehicle overflow, beside the highway and across the road.
  • N31°50.25 W93°56.40

Williams Trailer Park

Simple Launch Paved Free

  • 10 miles south east of Joaquin.
  • [1] From TX 7 at Joaquin go south of FR 139 for 8.5 miles to gravel road CR3-3385, turn left [east] go 2 miles to the end of the road [all the way through the trailer park]
  • or,
  • [2] From TX 87 at Shelbyville go east of FR 417 for 12 miles to FR 139, turn left, [north], go 4.5 miles to gravel road.
  • No facilities, 20 vehicle parking.
  • N31°52.95 W93°56.40
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Shelbyville

Bills Landing

Marina Paved Fee

  • 14 miles east of Shelbyville.
  • [1] From Joaquin go south from TX 7 for 13.5 miles to FR 3372, go left on FR 3372 for 1 mile to road CR2-2645 at sign, turn left, go .25 mile
  • or,
  • [2] from TX 87 at Shelbyville go east on FR 417 for 12 miles to FR 139, turn right [south] for a .5 mile. to FR 3372, go left for 1 mile.
  • Covered boat storage, fuel on the water, $1.50 launch fee, fish cleaning area, store, ice phone, ice, bait, showers, 20 vehicle parking, mobile home rental, small camp ground with hook ups,
  • pH 409-668-2542.
  • N31°49.28 W93°53.72

Huxley Bay Marina

Marina Paved Fee

  • 15 miles east of Shelbyville..
  • [1] From TX 87 at Shelbyville go east on FM 417 for 2 miles to FM 2694, take FM 2694 east for 13 miles to the end of the road [3 miles past Fm 139]
  • or,
  • [2] From TX 7 at Joaquin go south on FM 139 for 17 miles to FM 2694. Motel, campground with 34 RV hook ups, nice restaurant, 50 vehicle paved parking, 50 boat wet storage, fuel on the water, fish cleaning hut, phone , $2 Launch fee, real nice.
  • pH 936-368-2494
  • N31° 44.11 W93°50.65

Harvey's Landing

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 15 miles east of Shelbyville.
  • [1] From TX 87 at Shelbyville go east on FM 417 for 2 miles to FM 2694, take FM 2694 east for 13 miles to the end of the road [3 miles past Fm 139]
  • or,
  • [2] From TX 7 at Joaquin go south on FM 139 for 17 miles to FM 2694. Bait, ice, phone camp ground with 65 sites, 4 cabins, showers rest rooms, 50 vehicle paved parking, $2 launch fee.
  • N31° 44.11 W93°50.65
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Patroon

East Hamilton Boat Launch

Simple Launch Paved Fee

  • 9 miles east of Patroon.
  • From TX 87 at Patroon go east on FM 2261 for 9 miles to the end of the road.
  • No facilities, 20 vehicle paved parking, $2 launch fee. A National Forest Service facility.
  • N31°35.75 W 93°50.25
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Milam

Playcation Shores

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 8 miles north of Milam.
  • From TX 21 at Milam take TX 87 north for 6 miles to FR 276, turn right [east] on FR 276, go 2.5 miles to "South Placation Shores Rd.," turn right , go 1 mile to the end of the road.
  • Fuel not on water, store, 30 RV camp sites, with water 7 elec., showers, rest rooms, ice, phone.
  • pH 409-625-4865
  • N31°30.65 W93°48.40

Holly Park Marina & Motel

Marina Paved Fee

  • 9 miles north of Milam.
  • From TX 21 at Milam take TX 87 north for 6 miles to FR 276, turn right [east] on FR 276, go 3 miles to just before bridge [west end].
  • Very nice facility one of the very best on the reservoir-Full line nice grocery store, with grill food, motel rooms, nice showers, rest rooms, fuel on the water and at store, phone docks enclosed fish cleaning hut, 100 RV sites with cable TV, play ground with equipment , lots of nice shade, trailers, mobile homes, guides, deli, covered pavilion, swimming area.
  • pH 409-625-4424
  • N31°31.20 W93°48.10

Newells Fishing World

Simple Launch Paved Fee

  • 10 miles north of Milam.
  • From TX 21 at Milam take TX 87 north for 6 miles to FR 276, turn right [east] on FR276, go 5 miles miles to the end of the road.
  • Lodging, full RV hook-ups, tent spaces, large fish house, etc., trailer parks near by, 30 vehicle parking.
  • Ph 409-625-4928
  • N31°31.00 W93°46.30

Shamrock Marina

Simple Launch Paved Free

  • 9.5 miles north of Milam.
  • From TX 21 at Milam take TX 87 north for 6 miles to FR 276, turn right [east] on FR276, go 3.5 miles to east end of bridge.
  • Located at closed marina, but launch is still available, 30 vehicle parking, all supplies and faculties on other end of bridge.
  • N31°31.50 W93°47.70

Harbor Marina

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 6 miles east of Milam.
  • At the west end of Pendleton Bridge on TX 21;
  • [1] 6 miles west of Milam
  • or,
  • [2] 19 miles west of Many. La.
  • Large, very nice facility, but no fuel. triple wide launch fee $3, 150 vehicle parking, club house, Yacht club and restaurant, store, - with ice, phone, grill food, bait, drinks, tackle, drinks, snacks, 19 unit motel, 9 mobile homes, swimming pool, large campground: 50 full hook ups, all drive thru, nice laundry and showers,
  • pH 800-459-8851
  • N31°27.85 W93°45.05

Frontier Park

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 5 miles east of Milam.
  • [1] From TX 87 at Milam go east for 6 miles on TX 21
  • or
  • [2] 1 miles west of Pendelton Bridge.
  • Lodging -21 cabins, 23 mobile homes, 2 bunk houses,; 4 shelters, 50 RV hook ups-cable TV, laundry, rest rooms, showers, swimming pool, play ground with playground equipment, boat stalls, club house, store- drinks, snacks, tackle, 20 vehicle parking at launch with 450 overflow, guide service, boat\motor rental, launch fee $5.
  • pH 409-625-4712
  • N31°27.25 W93°46.15

Alpine Marina

Marina Paved Fee

  • 6 miles east of Milam.
  • [1] From TX 87 at Milam go east 4 miles On TX 21
  • or
  • [2] 4 miles west of Pendleton bridge to FM 3121, go south for 300 yards to FR242, turn left, go 2 miles to the end of the road.
  • Lodging - 10 motel rooms, 8 mobile homes, 38 RV sites full hook ups, laundry, bath house; store - deli restaurant, snacks, drinks, tackle, ice, bait; meeting room, boat stalls, fish cleaning hut, launch fee $2, guide service, fuel on water and land, 40 vehicle parking at launch with 100 overflow, nice - quite.
  • pH 800-432-1506
  • N31°25.60 W93°44.95
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Hemphill

Mid Lake Kamp Ground

Marina Paved Fee

  • 8 miles north east of Hemphill.
  • [1] From TX 87 on north side of Hemphill take FM 83 east for 4 Miles to FR 3121, turn left [north], go 4 miles
  • or
  • [2] from TX 87 at Milam go east for 4 miles on TX 21 to FR 3121, turn right [south] for 1 mile.
  • Lodging - 6 cabins, 40 RV sites with full hook ups, cable TV, nice showers, laundry, fuel on the water and land; store, - fuel, ice, groceries, snacks, drinks, baits, tackle, fish cleaning hut, boat stalls, guide service, parking at camp sites only, full shade at camp sites.
  • pH 409-625-4611
  • N31°25.27 W93°46.55

Harbor Light Marina

Marina Paved Fee

  • 7 miles northeast of Hemphill.
  • [1] From TX 87 on north side of Hemphill take FM 83 east for 4 MIles to FR 3121, turn left [north], go 3 miles;
  • or
  • [2] From TX 87 at Milam go east for 4 miles on TX 21 to FR 3121, turn right [south] for 2 miles.
  • Lodging - 4 motel rooms, 6 mobile homes, 66 RV sites - full hook ups with cable TV, 8 tent sites, showers, rest rooms, laundry; large meeting room, 2 free boat launches, fish cleaning facilities, boat stalls, café, store - ice, bait, drinks, snacks; fuel on land and water, licenses, guide services, lots of shade, covered boat stalls with elec.
  • pH 800-222-0547
  • N31°24.50 W93°46.90

Lowes Creek Park

Marina Paved Fee

  • 9 miles east of Hemphill.
  • From TX 87 on north side of Hemphill take FM 83 east for 9 miles.
  • Lodging - 21 mobile homes, bunk house, 6 screened shelters, 60 RV sites - full hook ups with cable TV, rest rooms, showers, tent camping; store -completely stocked AC store with tackle, drugs, live bait, block & crushed ice, snack bar, groceries; RV Storage, wet and dry boat storage, guide service, kids swimming pool, launch fee $2, fuel on water and land, 75 vehicle parking with 100 overflow.
  • pH 409-787-2600
  • N31°22.85 W93°42.25

Indian Mounds

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 13 miles east of Hemphill.
  • From TX 87 on north side of Hemphill take FM 83 east for 7 miles to FR 3382C [2 miles from TX 83 end], turn right [south] go 4 miles to end of pavement, turn left on NFSR 130, go .5 mile, [go left for .5 to boat launch or turn right to camp area.].
  • Camping Area - 24 sites, primitive camping, paved parking pads, picnic tables, grills, lantern post, porta toilets; triple wide boat launch, 80 vehicle paved parking, porta toilets, $2 launch fee.
  • N31° 19.80 W93°41.65

Fin & Feather Resort

Marina Paved Fee

  • 14 miles south east of Hemphill.
  • [1] From Hemphill go south on TX 87 for 11 miles to FR 2928, turn left [east], go 4 miles, turn left at sign, go .25 mile;
  • or,
  • [2] From US 96 at Pineland at the junction of FM 83 [west] & "Center St" \FM 2426\ FH28 go east on "Center St"\FM 2426\ FH28 for 11 miles to TX 87, turn right [south], go 4 miles to FR2928;
  • or
  • [3] about 2 miles north of Brookeland on US 96 take FR 117\NF 117 east for 16 miles to TX 87, turn left [north], go 4 miles to FR 2928. Lodging - motel rooms, cabins, RV sites. Restaurant, convention center, pavilion, playground, swimming pool, fishing pier, covered boat slips, 4 boat launches, free WIFI, convenience store, bait and tackle shop. Launch fee $5.
  • Local: (409)579-2056 Toll Free: (877)217-7999
    www.FinFeatherResort.com
  • N31°16.75 W93°43.30

Scotts Marina

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 14 miles south east of Hemphill.
  • [1] From Hemphill go south on TX 87 for 11 miles to FR 2928, turn left east],go 4.5 miles, turn left at sign, go .25 mile
  • or,
  • [2] from US 96 at Pineland at the junction of FM 83 [west] & "Center St" \FM2426 FH28 go east on "Center St"\FM 2426\ FH 28 for 11 miles to TX87, turn right [south], go 4 miles to FR2928 or [3] about 2 miles north of Brookeland on US 96 take FR 117\NF 117 east for 16 miles to TX 87, turn left [north], go 4 miles to FR 2928.
  • Small but nice - 10 RV sites with water 7 elec, tent camping, ice, bait snacks, tackle, launch fee $2, fuel on water next door.
  • N31°16.75 W93°43.15

Lakeview

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 17 miles south east of Hemphill.
  • [1] From Hemphill go south on TX 87 for 11 miles to FR 2928, turn left [east], go 4.5 miles, to pavement end, then 3 miles farther to intersection of FS 120 [1-turn right go .25 mile to launch, 2- turn left go 1 mile to Primitive camping area];
  • or
  • [2] From US 96 at Pineland at the junction of Fm 83 [west] & "Center St"\FM 2426 \FH 28, go east on "Center St" \ FM 2426\ FH 28 for 11 miles to TX 87, turn right south, go 4 miles to FR2928;
  • or
  • [3] About 2 miles north of Brookeland on US 96 take FR 117\NF 117 east for 16 miles to TX 87, turn left [north], go 4 miles to FR 2928. 10 camping sites with paved parking pads, grills, picnic tables, porta toilets.
  • N31°15.55 W93°41.70
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Fairmount

Six Mile Creek Public Launch

Simple Launch Paved Free

  • 3 miles north of Fairmount.
  • [1] Take TX 87 south from Hemphill to south of bridge;
  • or
  • [2] From FM 3315 go north for 3 miles.
  • No facilities, 40 vehicle parking.
  • N31°14.35 W93°45.40

Willow Oak Rec Area

Improved Launch Free

  • 1 mile north of Fairmount
  • [1] From FM 3315 at Fairmount take TX 87 north for .5 mile, turn right at sign go to end of the road;
  • or
  • [2] Go south for 15 miles on TX 87 from Hemphill.
  • Porta toilets, picnic tables, 40 vehicle paved parking, $2 launch fee.
  • N31°12.65 W93°44.00

Paradise Point Marina

Marina Paved Fee

  • 5 miles east of Fairmount
  • From TX 87 at Fairmount go east on FM 3315 for 5 miles to "Paradise Point Rd." turn right, go 1 mile to launch and marina. Full Service Marina with RV park- 25 RV Sites with hook ups, rest rooms, showers, Store-snacks, bait, tackle, ice drinks, fish cleaning area, fuel on water & land, launch fee $7.
  • N31°12.05 W93°39.57

J & L Pleasure Bend Campground

Improved Launch Paved Fee

  • 6 miles east of Fairmount
  • From TX 87 at Fairmount take FM 3315 east for 2.5 miles to "Pleasure Bend Rd.," turn left, go 3 miles to the end of the pavement, turn right go .5 mile.
  • Campground - 25 RV sites full hook ups, cable TV available, no facilities, covered boat stalls, $3 launch fee, 50 vehicle parking.Campground - 25 RV sites full hook ups, cable TV available, no facilities, covered boat stalls, $3 launch fee, 50 vehicle parking.
  • N31°13.95 W93°40.10
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Burkeville

Indian Creek Public Launch

Simple Launch Paved Free

  • 18 miles north east of Burkeville.
  • [1] From TX 87 take R255 east for 9 miles;
  • or
  • [2] 3.5 miles west of La. line at dam. Very nice launch even though there are no facilities here.
  • 36 vehicle paved parking with 150 overflow. All facilities and supplies available 1.5 miles to the west at Indian Creek Lodge - gas, lodging restaurant, store, drinks , snacks, tackle .
  • N31°09.77 W9355.00

Toledo Village Public Launch

Simple Launch Paved Free

  • 17 miles north east of Burkeville.
  • From TX 87 take R255 east for 8 miles to "Hickory Hill Rd.," just east of church, turn left, go 100 yards, turn right, go .25 mile to the end of the road.
  • No facilities here, 20 vehicle paved parking. All facilities and supplies available .5 miles to the west at Indian Creek Lodge - gas, lodging restaurant, store, drinks , snacks, tackle .
  • N31°09.25 W93°35.75
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Definitions of Launch Site Classifications

MARINA -- The dictionary defines a marina as a small harbor that has dockage, supplies, and services for small pleasure craft. Here there will definitely be fuel available. It most probably will be on the water. If not it will be so noted. There may also be diesel fuel. There will most probably also be some, to many other facilities, i.e., store, food, ice, drinks, camping, rooms, and restaurant among other things. These will be stated in the launch description and notes. This classification could be a Resort Marina on down to just a commercial launch with fuel available.

IMPROVED LAUNCH -- At these type of launches there will be just a few conveniences or accommodations, i.e., restrooms, camping, picnic tables, playgrounds, phone, maybe a store, as will be described in the launch description and notes.

SIMPLE LAUNCH -- At these locations there will be only the launch ramp and available parking.

JON BOAT LAUNCH--Now these places are for only the hardiest boaters and fisherman. This will be "just a place to put a boat into the water." Simply stated; to pull up with a "john boat, canoe, or maybe a pirogue" in the back end of a pickup to put into the water. Most places unless other wise stated a boat trailer can be backed into the water but not necessarily a large "bass rig." In the upland hill country it could be down a clay dirt bank. In the coastal regions it could be a place at the marsh, through the marsh grass, or between some trees into a swamp. But, where ever it is, and how ever good it is, it will defiantly be an access to said body of water.

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