Fishing, boating and tubing activities, as well as amazing birding and nature exploration are available surrounding the many area lakes - Vernon Lake, Anacoco Lake, Toledo Bend, Sabine River, and Toro Bayou. With high limits, you are sure to catch your fill or maybe a trophy to take home! Have your own legendary fish story in Louisiana's Legend Country, Vernon Parish!
Considered a "quality" lake by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Vernon Lake is stocked annually with 100,000 Florida largemouth bass. It was created in 1963 when a second dam was built across Anacoco Bayou.
Anacoco Lake is a man-made lake covering more than 2000 acres. Located west of Leesville, the lake was created in 1951 when a dam was built across Anacoco Bayou.
Toledo Bend Lake
Constructed on the Sabine River, Toledo Bend Lake is the largest man-made lake in the south and fifth largest in surface area in the United States. Financed equally by Louisiana and Texas, the reservoir was built to supply water, electricity, and recreation. Governed by the Sabine River Authority, the lake is a favorite of bass fishermen.
Sabine River and Toro Bayou
The Sabine River and Toro Bayou offer excellent opportunities for canoers. If you have your own boat, you can put in at Hadden's Ferry, the Burr Ferry Bridge, or Riverbend Canoe Rentals. Tack-A-Paw Expeditions has canoes for rent, and they'll even make arrangements to pick you up at your destination. They have several plans to suit your needs - some longer, some shorter; some easier, some harder. Leave your vehicle at Riverbend Canoe Rentals and they'll take you upriver and drop you off, leaving you to paddle back to their office using one of their rental canoes or your own canoe or kayak.
Bass Haven Resort
Boat Launch, Fishing
Birding, Fishing, Free Boat Launch
Birding, Free Boat Launch, Fishing, Picnic, Swimming
Hadden's Ferry Public River Access
Birding, Canoeing, Free Kayak/Canoe Launch, Fishing
Hodges Gardens State Park
Methodist Landing Campground
Pirates Cove Marina
Birding, Boat Launch, Fishing Pier, Live Bait, Lunker Program Weigh-Station, Swimming, Restaurant, Store
Pleasure Point Park - SRA Hornbeck
Birding, Boat Launch, Fishing Pier, Swimming, Restrooms with Showers
Sandy Creek Boat Launch
Birding, Free Boat Launch, Dock, Fishing, Picnics
Birding, Canoe Rental, Tubing, Fishing
Boat Launch and Slips, Fishing
Vernon Lake Spillway Park
Birding, Dock, Free Boat Launch, Fishing, Picnics, Swimming