Toledo Bend Lake Country - About Us
Big Lake! Big Fish! Big Fun!


Toledo Bend is the largest man-made body of water in the South, and the fifth largest in surface acres in the United States.

From the dam site, the reservoir extends 65 miles upriver to Logansport, Louisiana, and inundates land in Sabine, Shelby, Panola, and Newton Counties in Texas, and Sabine and DeSoto Parishes in Louisiana. It was constructed for the purposes of water supply, hydroelectric power generation, and recreation. In all, the lake normally covers an area of 185,000 acres.

As a result of rapid industrial development and the changing demands of an evolving economy during the late 1940's, the people of the Sabine River area, both in Texas and Louisiana, realized a need to provide for the future of the area. See The Making of America's Number 1 Fishing Lake and The History of Toledo Bend for the rest of the story about how this amazing body of water and excellent fishing came to be created. Then come enjoy the beauty and bass-fishing, along with great Louisiana food, history and culture!

Employment Opportunity

Executive Director Position

The Sabine Parish Tourist Commission (Toledo Bend Lake Country) is seeking a new Director. The Commission is a quasi-governmental organization responsible for destination marketing and development with a primary goal of increasing overnight room sales to its hotels, RV parks and vacation rentals through leisure travel, groups, and outdoor enthusiast. Position qualifications include strong leadership qualities, ability to develop and manage annual budget, governmental relation skills, and vision for development of tourism product.  Applicant should have knowledge of marketing including digital and print advertisement, social media, and publication of printed material. It is required that the selected candidate have a bachelor’s degree or similar work experience in a tourism or hospitality related field. Salary range from $45,000 - $65,000 per year, depending on education level and experience, 50% of employee medical insurance premium provided plus vision and dental. Retirement IRA opportunity available. Physical requirements: must have a valid driver’s license, be able to lift and carry 40 lbs. and ability to maintain a flexible work schedule that includes morning, evening, and weekends. Includes approximately 10 overnight out of town trips for educational or promotional purposes.  Application and job description may be picked up at the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission, 1601 Texas Hwy., Many, LA between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm or requested by emailing Application deadline is Wednesday, February 17, 2021 by 4:30 pm. Interviews planned to be scheduled for March 4, 2021.

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Toledo Bend Lake Country Visitor's Guide

Toledo Bend Lake Country RV Guide

Toledo Bend Lake Country Vacation Home Rental Guide

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