Fishing on Toledo Bend Lake Country

COVID-19 Updates for Travelers

We love Sabine Parish, Toledo Bend Lake & our visitors!!! We are encouraging everyone to stay safe at home until this all passes.
This Emergency Proclamation was passed yesterday (pictured below) in order to combat the spread of Covid-19. Please read it and make note of the exceptions listed. This directive is to be in effect until April 30, 2020.
We appreciate your patience and look forward to the day we can welcome our tourists back to Sabine Parish. We are resilient and will get through this! When this is all over, please come back to enjoy all Toledo Bend Lake Country has to offer!

 

In an effort to keep our traveling public informed, we will be providing information as well as links to area resources.

Below are informational links from the Louisiana Travel Association. These are to help you apply for assistance for your business and to see updated information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission unemployment insurance information:  http://www.laworks.net/PublicRelations/COVID_19_Information.asp

Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/  

 
For more information, visit the Louisiana Travel Association website at https://louisianatravelassociation.org/covid-19-resources .
 
Please call our office at 318-256-5880 if you have any questions.
 

As of Monday, March 30, 2020:

Dining: Restaurants offering Curb Side Service & Take-Out are:

  • Many Area- 

     Bayou Crawfish – 318-431-1503

     BJs Grocery - 318-228-7174

     Cajun Mark - 318-256-9250

     Cook's Crawfish Hole - 318-256-6662

     Country Boy's Restaurant– 318-256-3953

     Chevron - 318-256-5327

     El Patio Mexican Restaurant– Offering Delivery, too - 318-256-1111

     Gulf Station Café – 318-431-5050

     HardKor Cafe- 318-955-2353 or 318-955-5881

     Hickman's BBQ - 318-602-2001

     Kim’s Kitchen – 318-256-0128

     Los Primos Mexican Grill – 318-431-1501

     Martone's Italian Restaurant - Wed-Sat, 11am-8pm, Sun, 11am-3pm, 318-273-1011

     Pizza Hut – 318-256-5625

     Randy's Cookin' Shack - Friday & Saturday, 318-228-9556

     Sabine Southern Nutrition - 318-431-5036

     Smokehouse BBQ – 318-256-9080

     Southern Classic Chicken – 318-590-0070

     Subway – 318-256-6885

     Today's Donuts - 318-256-6555

     Taqueria Conchita's - 318-633-5610     

     Burger King - 318-256-6623

     McDonalds - 318-256-0047

     Sonic - 318-590-0070

  • Toledo Bend Lake Area- 

     Big Bass Marina - 318-286-4721

     Curtis Grocery & Deli - 318-565-4674

     Fisherman’s Galley – 318-256-0757 or 256-3211

     Gilligan’s Crawfish & Grille – 318-256-2691

     Lakefront Grocery – 318-645-6389

     Toledo Town & Tackle Deli/ Mr. C's Cafe – 318-256-5613

     Pepe’s Mexican Grill – 318-256-1338

     Pirates Cove – 318-565-4467 - open Friday & Saturday from 11 am – 8 pm and Sunday from 11 am –

                                                       5 pm. The restaurant is open for call in/pick-up orders only. Ice and bait         

                                                       are still available for purchase thru the pick-up window only 

  • Florien- 

     Belinda’s Unlimited Stop – 318-586-4109

     P & K One Stop – 318-586-5033

  • Zwolle

     Casa Michoacana - 318-645-8004

     Cajun Mark - 318-645-7020

     Frazier BBQ - 318-645-7800

     Frank's Tamales - 318-645-6003 or 318-663-1015

     L & W Tamale House - 318-645-6407

     Kwik Trip - 318-645-4479

     Los Primos Mexican Grill Zwolle- 318-645-8034

  • Converse

     Beer Time - 318-567-2149

     Burger Barn - 318-471-7351

     Granny's Cafe - 318-422-0186

  • Pleasant Hill:

     Dairy Delight - 318-796-3341

EVENTS-

Click here, to see the Calendar of Events webpage for Updates.

Please read this article from BassMaster.com on how to fish safely during Covid-19, https://toledobendlakecountry.com/article/how-fish-safely-during-covid-19

 

The Sabine Parish Tourist Commission, by recommendation of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to help limit the exposure and spread of COVID-19, our Tourist Information Center is closed to the public, however, if you need information please call our office at 318-256-5880, Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30pm.

The Sabine Parish Tourist Commission will continue to monitor the developments and safety recommendations. These are all extremely difficult decisions because it is our job and culture to invite people to Toledo Bend Lake Country. But at this time, we have to follow the CDC, federal government and state government mandates.

Governor John Bel Edwards took additional measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by further limiting gatherings to fewer than 50 people, closing casinos, bars and movie theaters and limiting restaurants to delivery, takeout and drive-through orders only.

This plan went into effect statewide at midnight, March 17, 2020. Operations may resume on April 13. However, the situation will be re-evaluated seven days prior, according to Gov. Edwards. The goal is to flatten the curve so our healthcare systems are not overrun. The Louisiana Department of Health has 136 cases reported and 3 deaths. For daily updates visit, ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/. Here you can also find guidelines to keep you and your family safe.

Here is what we plan on doing. Please call or e-mail us if your business information needs to be updated:

  • This week some of our local restaurants are able to follow the governor’s new mandates and are still offering drive-thru or takeout orders.
  • We will be calling our hotel, attraction and restaurant partners daily and weekly to keep a tab on openings and closures and communicate those to the industry.
  • We have added this section to our website with closures, links to CDC recommendations and other information. Please follow our Facebook page for Covid-19 Travel Updates (https://www.facebook.com/sabineparishtouristcommission)
  • We will be crafting a marketing plan to build consumer interest and demand to launch when the health of our nation turns around.
  • We will be communicating with festivals, events, and meetings to keep you updated.

During these challenging times, as an organization, we will continue to evaluate the situation and be prepared as much as we can for the tremendous challenge that lies ahead.

Sincerely

Linda Curtis-Sparks, Director
Toledo Bend Lake Country/Sabine Parish Tourist Commission
1601 Texas Highway, Many, LA  71449
318.256.5880 or 1.800.358.7802
www.ToledoBendLakeCountry.com
director@toledobendlakecountry.com

Wanda Rivers, Marketing and Administrative Manager
staff1@toledobendlakecountry.com