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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


Rain Showers Likely

Hi: 80

Sunday Night

Rain Showers Likely

Lo: 65


Rain Showers

Hi: 70

Monday Night

Rain Showers Likely

Lo: 66


Rain Showers Likely

Hi: 72

Tuesday Night

Rain Showers Likely

Lo: 68


Rain Showers Likely

Hi: 74

Wednesday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 69

Toledo Bend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 9/20: 168.71 (-3.29)

Toledo Bend Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Sep. 16)

FAIR. Water stained; 86-88 degrees; 2.84’ low. The lake is still getting back to normal, and it will be a while, but on the bright side, water clarity improved mid-lake to south. Black bass are good with topwater, jigs, wacky rigs, Carolina rigged worms with a 4-foot leader, and Carolina rigged baby brush hog in light green illuminated colors. Boat equipment is as essential as ever since the storm reset most patterns and piles. White bass are very active between the depths of 14-20 feet. Crappie are good with some structure shuffles after the storm, normally around 8-10 feet. Bream are good with small jigs and crickets. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.