|June 21, 2014|
An off-highway vehicle trail opens at South Toledo Bend State Park Monday, June 2—the first off-road vehicle-specific trail in the Louisiana State Parks system. Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne will cut the ribbon at a 1 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, June 21. Entrance fees will be waived that day.
Loops 1 – 6 will open immediately, with loops 7 – 9 to open in early July, providing 12 miles of trails. Riders will enter the park through the main entrance to pay fees and obtain the trail permit, then exit the main park, turning left on La. Hwy. 191 and traveling a half-mile to trail parking. All rules and regulations regarding trail use are posted at the trailhead and on South Toledo Bend State Park’s webpage.
South Toledo Bend State Park is located off La. Hwy. 191, 16 miles west of Anacoco. Set on the 185,000-acre reservoir nationally recognized for its world-class bass fishing tournaments, the park also is a common nesting ground for a number of bird species, including the bald eagle. Overnight amenities include cabins and an RV campground, while day-use guests can enjoy a 3.75-mile paved walking trail and the visitor center. For more information, visit LaStateParks.com.