North Toledo Bend State Park
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Recreation Among The Pines
North Toledo Bend State Park is situated on a peninsula which extends into the reservoir at the mouth of Bayou San Miguel. The land consists of rolling uplands and interconnected ravines and valleys. The park site lies in a region of major lumbering activity, with a mixed pine and hardwood forest covering most of the park.
A spacious and attractive Visitor Center complex contributes to the park’s year-round versatility and appeal. In the main building is a meeting room which can be reserved for group functions. Also within the complex is an Olympic size swimming pool and a bathhouse. A camping supply store and laundry complete the complex and provide visitors with all the necessities and extras that might be needed during a long or short stay in the park.
Adjacent to the visitor center complex is the picnic area, where picnic sites, shelters and a restroom are nestled among the pines.
Camping and Water Sports
Large groups of visitors may reserve the group camp, which consists of five dormitories, a large bathhouse, and a central kitchen-dining building.
Water sports, of course, are an important part of the recreation opportunities available at North Toledo Bend. A boat launch area, featuring a spacious ramp, large parking lot, and fish cleaning station, provides access to the reservoir. Organizations associated with the Toledo Bend Reservoir host numerous fishing competitions which attract fishermen from around the country.
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Pictures to either side are of RV / Tent Campsites
GPS: 31.32.933 North – 93.44.021 West (at boat launch)
ADMISSIONS: Check with the park for current admission charges
Take Louisiana Highway 191 (running North/South along the length of the lake) to Mile Marker 42.9 (1/10 mile South of the 43 Mile Marker – Markers are ONLY on the Northbound side of the highway). Take Highway 482 to the West (If you are Northbound you will see 482 go to the East into Zwolle – the Westbound section is 1 mile farther North). Follow Highway 482 for 1.8 miles to the junction with Hwy. 3229. Turn onto Hwy 3229 and proceed 4.2 miles to North Toledo Park Road (Sign on corner). Turn South on North Toledo Park Road and proceed 2.4 miles to park entrance.
For more information: http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/