Toledo Bend Lake: State Park Operations Modified Due To Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura caused many State Park closures due to damages in the area. Both Toledo Bend North and South were damaged due to the storm system. Damages include trees down, electrical lines down, and park grounds hurt.

Toledo Bend North – Park Update

Toledo Bend North reopening is expected today or tomorrow (9/8 – 9/9). Damages to this area was not as extensive as Toledo Bend South.

Toledo Bend South – Park Update

Toledo Bend South reopening is expected mid-September. Damages to the area was more extensive as compared to the North end of Toledo Bend Lake.

Additional State Park Closures

Hurricane Laura left additional damage to a number of other State Parks in Texas as well as Louisiana. Some of the park closures include: Lake Livingston, Village Creek, Galveston, Grand Isla, Palmetto Island, Sheldon Lake, Caddo Lake, and others.

Camping & State Park Safety

Intensive efforts are taking place to ensure the safety of campers as well as visitors to the State Park affected by Laura. Many parks have already reopened to provide availability for the Labor Day weekend. Debris is being cleared, electrical lines inspected, and other high safety standards put into place.

Coming Back Strong – Enjoying the Great Outdoors

Although Hurricane Laura has come and gone, many individuals and businesses in the Toledo Bend Lake area are coming together to clean up the areas. Texas and Louisiana will come back strong and provide the opportunity to fully enjoy the great outdoors in the area.

Some parks will reopen quickly for tourists, campers, vacationers, and community members. Other state parks will reopen as soon as damage is cleaned up, repairs made, and safety ensured for those visiting the area.

Before planning a trip to your favorite Texas State Park or Louisiana State Park, please be sure to check out the resources listed below. Or, if you are unable to access online updates, please take a few minutes to call the state park authorities for an update.


State Park Closure Resources:

Texas State Park Updates

Louisiana State Park Updates

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Toledo Bend Lake Current Weather Alerts

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories.


Toledo Bend Lake Weather Forecast


Thunderstorms Likely

Hi: 86

Monday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 74


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 82

Tuesday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 74


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 84

Wednesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 75


Partly Sunny

Hi: 90

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 73

Toledo Bend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 6/17: 172.20 (+0.20)

Toledo Bend Lake

Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 12)

GOOD. Water slightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.77 feet above pool. The lake level is over full and flood gates are back open. They have five gates open at 1 foot each. It is flooding north of the lake now, so lots of water is still to come. Bass fishing has been fair, lots of fish being caught in the flooded bushes and hay grass from 1-4 feet with topwaters, frogs and spinnerbaits been best. There are still lots of fish out in 10-18 feet, but with water back on rise, they have got harder to catch. Crankbaits and Texas rigs will catch these. We just need some sunshine for a week or so to get it back to normal. Crappie fishing has been hard. Most reports are 12-18 fish per boat. Deeper docks and brush piles are the best with jigs and live bait. Report by Stephen Johnston, Johnston Fishing.

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