North Toledo Bend swimming

North Toledo Bend State Park

Toledo Bend - Lake Country Area

2907 North Toledo Park Road
Zwolle, LA 71486
United States

Hours of Operation

Site is open daily.

Gate Opening Times:
Sunday through Thursday

  • open at 6 a.m.
  • close at 10 p.m.

Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.

  • open at 6 a.m.
  • close at 10 p.m.

Entrance Station Hours:
Sunday through Thursday

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday and Saturday

  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pool Schedule:
Memorial Weekend, May 25, 2024 - August 1.

  • Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday -Sunday
  • Closed Monday-Wednesday for maintenance, except for holiday Mondays.
  • Pool will close for maintenance Tuesday-Thursday following the holiday Monday.
  • August 1 through Labor Day, pool will be open on a modified schedule. Check with the park for specific days and hours of operation.
Admission/Entrance Fees

$3 per person

Free for seniors (62 & older)

Free for children (3 & under)

Located on Toledo Bend Reservoir, one of the country's largest man-made reservoirs, North Toledo Bend State Park provides a venue for a wide variety of water-related activities in a pleasant environment. And for land-based activities, more than 900 acres are available for camping, picnicking, hiking, and relaxing in the heart of nature.

Available day-use facilities include a meeting room which can be reserved for group functions, a full size swimming pool with restrooms for the summer season, and a laundry with all the conveniences for a long or short stay in the park. Nearby are entrances to three hiking/biking trails - a 1.5-mile loop, a more demanding 4-mile loop. and a 12-mile multi-use trail.

A boat launch with a double ramp, a large parking lot, boat rentals, and a fish cleaning station, provides access to the reservoir. Organizations associated with the Toledo Bend Reservoir host numerous freshwater fishing competitions which attract fishermen from around the country. Fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, disc golfing, picnicking, and relaxing – all of these activities and more are yours to enjoy at North Toledo Bend State Park.

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Bring the fishing boat and set out on the Reservoir for some serious fishing
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Log cabins offer a rustic touch to your Toledo Bend adventures
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The Toledo Bend Reservoir is nationally recognized as a premier fishing spot
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Take a dip in the seasonal pool, if wading in the lake is not your style
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a view of a cabin living room area
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a loft in the cabin that sleeps two.

Features

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Parks & Preserves
Biking
Biking
Boating
Boating
Camping
Camping
Canoeing/Kayaking
Paddling
Disc Golf
Disc Golf
Fishing
Fishing
Hiking
Hiking
Swimming/Water Playgrounds
Swimming/Water Playgrounds
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing
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Cabins
Group Lodging
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RV Camping
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Tent Camping
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Meeting Rooms
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Outdoor Classrooms
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Outdoor Pavilions

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Camping

A $4.5 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.

8 Premium Campsites

$33/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$30/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar

Prime location campsites, with water and electrical hookup
55 Improved Campsites

$28/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$20/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Ma

Includes water and electrical hookups
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes

Available through the National Park Service.

Holders of the Passes, whose state of residence also honors the America the Beautiful pass, are entitled to a 50% reduction on camping fees at Louisiana State Parks. (Passport holders are allowed one site per passport).

Facilities

A $4.5 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.

Cabins/Group Camp: Basic cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, towels and linens are provided. Bring your own food and personal supplies; group camp visitors will also need to bring their own dishes, silverware, towels and linens. 

Deluxe Cabins

$150/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
$175/night plus tax, Fri-Sat

10 available, 2 are ADA compliant; sleeps up to 6 people with 1 double bed, 2 single beds and 1 sofa sleeper
Group Camp

$600/night plus tax

Includes dining hall/kitchen and 5 dormitories, sleeping up to 150 people
Pavilions

$50/day plus tax

2 available; Maximum Occupancy of 40 people, each. *Units are equipped with electrical lighting and grills/fire rings
Event Pavilion

$120 per day plus tax. 

North Toledo Bend event pavilion

Access to water and electricity. Accommodates up to 100 people.
Meeting Room

$100/day plus tax

Capacity is 60 people for both Conference and Theatre set-ups
Other Rates
Use of Personal Golf Carts on State Park Property

$10/cart per day

$100 annual permit available.

Proof of cart insurance required; must be operated by a licensed driver.
State Park Boat Rentals

Flat Boats-$20 per day.

Canoes-$7 per day/$25 per hour.

Kayaks-$7 per hour/$25 per day.

 

Includes 2 paddles and 3 life jackets. Additional life jackets can be rented for $2 each where available.
All-Terrain Track Chair Rental

Rental is free. All-terrain chair must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance.  Available for rent between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Trails at North Toledo Bend State Park

  • Trail A – 1-1/2 miles
  • Trail B – 4 miles
  • Multi-use trail - 12 miles

Swimming Pool

  • Pools are open Memorial Day weekend to August 1 and closed Monday-Wednesday for maintenance, except for holiday Mondays. When pools are open on a holiday Monday, the pools will be closed for maintenance on the Tuesday-Thursday following the holiday Monday.
  • From August 1 through Labor Day, pools will be open on modified schedules. Please check with the individual parks for specific days and hours of operation. All pool schedules are subject to change.

Disc Golf

Two 18-hole championship disc golf courses

Birding

A Birder's Guide to Louisiana gives directions to over 100 areas for birding throughout the state, includes maps, Louisiana specialties, and contains beautiful photography and checklists of Louisiana birds and other wildlife. The Guide was produced through a partnership between the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the American Birding Association.