A trip down the Sabine River offers an abundance of sandy beaches, good fishing, swimming, and botanical beauty. There are no public camps on this stretch of the Sabine. Due to the extreme isolation of the Sabine River trips are required to have a minimum of two canoes for safety reasons.
For Sabine River flow information call the Sabine River Authority at (337) 286-5244. For the Generating Schedule for Toledo Bend Dam call 24 hours to (337) 286-5253. For information on the Toro or Kisatchie Bayous please request a brochure.
General Comments: Tick-a-Paw services 50.3 miles of the Sabine River and has divided this stretch of the river into 4 choices to help service you. The basic canoe rental price is the same for any section. However the additional shuttle charges vary according to the road miles from the Tack-a-Paw Outpost.
The Sabine below Toledo Bend Reservoir to Bon Wier is considered one of the most scenic trips in the state and you should allow approximately four days if you intend to float the full 50.3 miles. Except for a few downed trees, stumps and a Class I + Rapid, there are few hazards. Due to the width, distance between access points, and extreme isolation you should prepare for the elements (little shade, wind, insects, etc.) in planning for your trip. Any section you choose will take all day so start early. The land on both sides of the river is mostly privately owned. If you venture outside of the river banks make sure you have permission from the land owner. Abundant and beautiful white sand bars offer numerous natural campsites. However, be aware that the river can rise quickly when the power plant is generating electricity so check the high water marks when you plan to camp.