Toledo Bend Lake Country on the northwestern border of the state provides the boundary between Louisiana and Texas with its 186,000-acre lake. The lake boasts over 50 bass lunkers over 10 lbs each caught and turned in on the Louisiana side during this recent fishing season. Visit our website listed below and obtain a list of over 30 qualified guides to help you have a great day of fishing. The lake provides over 35 resorts and marinas, including Cypress Bend Golf Resort & Conference Center and Wildwood Resort.
Four State Parks grace the area: North and South Toledo Bend, Ft. Jesup along the El Camino Real Road, and Hodges Gardens. Hodges Gardens State Park is located 15 miles south of Many on US Highway 171. The park was originally opened in 1956 by businessman A.J. Hodges, Sr. The gardens boasts over 700-acres of flora, including two rose gardens and a large collection of Japanese Red Maple trees. Waterfalls and pools are featured throughout the gardens. Cabins on the 225-acre lake are available.
A 30 mile antiquing trail with over 14 stores provide some special treats such as the 17,000 square foot commissary that is now The Ole Mill Store in the Historic Sawmill Town of Fisher.
The colorful culture of the communities is reflected in the seven festivals held in the area. One of the most unique festivals is the Zwolle Tamale Fiesta, providing over 26,000 dozen tamales for fiesta goers to insure a spicy good time. The Annual Battle of Pleasant Hill marks the anniversary of one of the major events in Louisiana during the Civil War, the Red River Campaign. The actual battle took place in and around the Village of Pleasant Hill on April 9, 1864. More than 400 re-enactors join in to make the miniature Civil War town come alive. Festivities include a parade, pageant, period dance, church services and open camp activities.
Other festivals are the Choctaw Apache Indian Pow Wow, Zwolle Loggers & Forestry Festival, Fisher Sawmill Days, Black Heritage Festival and the Sabine Freestate Festival.