Canoeing in Toledo Bend Lake Country


Canoeing opens up a whole new world in Toledo Bend Country for outdoor recreationalists. In Toledo Bend Country, experienced canoers and amateurs alike can paddle into our rivers and creeks. Great white sand bars line canoeing paths and provide a place for relaxing along the way as well as camping, fishing and swimming. There are around 100 or so river/creek miles suitable for canoeing in Toledo Bend Lake Country, including Sabine River, Toro Creek, and Kisatchie Bayou. Servicing canoeing on Toro Creek, which runs into Toledo Bend Reservoir, is Tack-A-Paw Expeditions in Anacoco. Tack-A-Paw's seasonal outpost is located two miles from Toledo Bend on the very southern end. For inquiries or reservations call 337-286-9337, or 800-256-9337. A trip down the Sabine or Toro offers an abundance of sandy beaches, good fishing, swimming, wildlife, and botanical beauty.

Tack-A Paw Expeditions services South Toledo Bend, Toro Bayou, and the Sabine River, plus many other rivers and streams in Louisiana, offering a variety of float trips ranging from 2 hours to several days of canoe camping in Spring and Summer. Trips can be arranged for beginning, intermediate or expert canoeists. Call (337) 286-9337 for more information.

North Toledo Bend State Park & South Toledo Bend State Park offer canoe rentals for paddling along Toledo Bend Reservoir. For more information visit

If you're military personnel, Army Rec Center on Toledo Bend offers canoe and kayak rental. For more information, call 318-565-4235.

Wildwood Resort offers kayaks and paddle boats for use in the private pond.

Kisatchie National Forest-Canoeing is allowed on Valentine Lake and Stuart Lake. Call before canoeing on streams. No canoe rentals in Kisatchie National Forest.