Pleasantly located on several small bluffs that extend over and into the Toledo Bend Reservoir, South Toledo Bend Reservoir State Park offers a scenic, waterfront view from many vantage points. While the reservoir is nationally recognized as a destination for bass fishing tournaments, visitors to the park can also enjoy other outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, cycling, birding, camping and enjoying the many forms of wildlife in the area. The area also is a common nesting ground for the bald eagle, which feeds from the plentiful supply of freshwater fish including largemouth bass, catfish, bream and white perch found in the Reservoir. The avid fisher can set out onto the reservoir at the two-lane boat ramp area, to also enjoy a freshly-caught dinner. Guests will be able to learn about local animal and plant life at the parks Visitor Center, with exhibits designed to increase awareness of these species and their role in the environment. An open-air breezeway leads out to the observation deck and a majestic view of the reservoir lake and nearby islands. A 3,000-foot surfaced nature trail provides an opportunity for all visitors to explore the area around the Visitor Center and the RV camping areas. Also nestled among the trees near the Visitor Center are several picnic tables, so visitors can enjoy a lunch or snack while enjoying their day at South Toledo Bend State Park.
This was a great trail(s) for my kids and I to explore! Mostly paved but even the parts that weren't were still nice and even with a few bumps, the stroller still made it. The Hippie Point trail is beautiful and has lots of outlets to the water with amazing views! Lots of different trails that split off but as far as we could tell, they all led to the same place. The Toledo Bend visitors center was great and very informative. This is a great day spot and hiking location for those with kids and/or looking for a short hike.
Red trail was cool. Lots of pine trees. Some pretty lookouts of the water. Birds and Squirrels. Very easy with moderate inclines as my 6 yr old niece was or "trail guide!" Very beautiful picnic overlooking water area and visitor/nature center. also several paved trails along water for easier access to nature.