North Toledo Bend State Park spans a total area of 900 acres of land that is located nine miles southwest of Zwolle a small town in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. To access the main entrance to the park visitors should find the road that is just off LA 3229 and that is about a 90-minute drive south of Shreveport city or 45 minutes west of Natchitoches. This park was established in 1987 and is governed by the Louisiana Office of State Parks.
Several features make North Toledo Bend State Park a unique place for visitors to come. First of all, the park is located on a peninsula that is along the eastern shore of the Toledo Reservoir. This in itself is quite unique because the Toledo Reservoir is one of the country's largest manmade reservoirs that measures about 185,000 acres in size.
Secondly, the lake also attracts attention because of the several organizations that host several freshwater fishing competitions to lure fishermen from around the country. Besides fishing as a recreational activity offered at the park, other events that visitors to the park can enjoy include boating, camping, hiking, and swimming. There are several amenities and conveniences that the park has to offer its visitors.
The main ones include the following a concession area, with water and electrical hookup), two fishing piers, comfort stations, eight premium campsites, group camp with five dormitories, playground, boat rentals, group shelters, visitor center, swimming pool and bathhouse, picnic areas, trails, boat launch, 55 improved campsites, meeting room, and 10 cabins.
Dogs are allowed into North Toledo Bend State Park but under some restrictions. Some of the main limits include always keeping your pooch on a leash that is not more than six feet long and ensuring that you clean up after your pet and dispose of your dog’s solid waste properly.