"Freedom Indeed" 2017 Thor Freedom Elite 26 he
"Freedom Indeed" 2017 Thor Freedom Elite 26 he
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The diverse landscape of Louisiana has long attracted outdoor enthusiasts, with lakes, rivers, state parks, and forests offering a multitude of recreational activities. Toledo Bend Reservoir is an example of this, with visitors flocking to this gorgeous water body to view the scenery.
Shared between the states of Texas and Louisiana, Toledo Bend Reservoir is on the Sabine River and covers a whopping 185,000 acres with 1200 miles of shoreline, making it among the largest manmade water bodies in the area. With the northern part of the reservoir forming the North Toledo Bend State Park, it makes for a perfect motorhome camping destination. Book an RV Sabine Parish and DeSoto Parish in Louisiana, to see what the lake offers an all-round recreation.
A couple of cities and towns are located along the shores of Toledo Bend Reservoir, so while you’re never too far from civilization, you are far enough to enjoy the peace of the lake! Close by are the cities of Many and Natchitoches, along with a few others.
The Toledo Bend Reservoir began as a joint project between the two states of Texas and Louisiana to generate electrical power, it soon gained popularity as a great recreational lake, with boating, fishing, swimming, and water sports, attracting visitors from all over.
Camping at Toledo Bend Reservoir opens up a world of recreational opportunities. Often touted as a great fishing lake, Toledo Bend has been attracting anglers, both professionals and amateurs, over the years. Considered one of America’s five best lakes for bass fishing, Toledo Bend Reservoir has also been hosting numerous fishing tournaments. Offering year-round fishing, anglers casting a fishing rod in the lake waters can look forward to largemouth bass, catfish, channel, crappie, white bass, striped bass, sunfish, and flathead catfish. State fishing licenses are required to fish in the lake.
Boating is popular at Toledo Bend Reservoir, with a couple of choices available. Kayaks, canoes, fishing boats, and charter boats are a common sight on the lake. For those keen on enjoying the wooded bayous or exploring the Cajun swamps, kayaks are ideal. There are plenty of boat ramps at different access points around the lake, making it pretty easy to take your boats into the water. And if you haven’t brought your watercraft, rentals are available around the lake too.
RV camping at Toledo Bend Reservoir opens up terrific hiking opportunities. The North Toledo Bend State Park and the South Toledo Bend State Park offer great hiking trails, along with the Sabine National Forest and Lobanillo Swales.
Park your RV rental at Toledo Bend Reservoir and enjoy easy access to the lake’s recreational offerings. The North Toledo Bend State Park offers an ideal RV camping experience, with 63 campsites suited to RV camping. Amenities here include 30 and 50 amp electric service, water, tent camping, big rig access, pull-thru sites, grills, and picnic tables. Also available are washrooms, showers, laundry facilities, WiFi, and cell phone coverage. There’s a swimming pool where the kids can have a great time splashing about. Bring your furry friends along to this pet-friendly campground.
When you’re looking for a place to camp in an RV near Toledo Bend Reservoir, drive to Cypress Bend Park in Many. The resort offers 68 RV parking spots, and furnished cabins to rent as well. The park offers features like 30 and 50 amp electric service, sewers, water, big rig access, full hookups, picnic tables, and grills. Other amenities include restrooms, showers, a boat ramp, WiFi, and cell phone coverage. The RV Park is right by the beach and offers a mile of shoreline for campers to make use of. Pets are welcome at this pet-friendly RV Park.
A little over 70 miles from Toledo Bend Reservoir is the city of Alexandria. Considered the ‘heart of Louisiana,’ Alexandria is a hub of diverse cultures, packed with history, and plenty to do and see.
Start your RV rental vacation in the city with a stop at the Alexandria Zoological Park. With over 500 animals housed in the zoo, visitors get treated to enclosures that house elephants, bears, and lions, among other animals. The kids will love the fish feeding area.
Art lovers will enjoy the Alexandria Museum of Art. Located on the city’s famed riverfront area, the museum boasts of the state’s largest collection of Louisiana folk art. Exhibits at the museums include collections of ceramic art, paintings, and collages.
Drive to Frogmore, about an hour from Alexandria. It is home to the Frogmore Cotton Plantations and Gins, a historic working plantation for cotton and gins. Tours around the plantation take you back in time to the history of the Civil War between the confederates and the Union. The plantation offers a first-hand walk into history.
The Louisiana History Museum offers another insightful walk through the history of the state through its many exhibits.
Offering the best Cajun cuisine in the region, eating out in Alexandria is a sheer delight. Whether it’s that perfect bowl of gumbo or crawfish, southern food is at its best in Alexandria.