Vernon Lake
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
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.

Check the Fishing Forecast

Vernon Parish Nature Map

Additional fishing information at

Bass Haven Resort

Boat Launch, Fishing

665 Bass Haven Resort Dr.
Anacoco LA 71403

Hadden's Ferry Public River Access

Birding, Canoeing, Free Kayak/Canoe Launch, Fishing

Holcomb Rd.
Anacoco LA 71403

Methodist Landing Campground

RV & Primitive Camping, Boating, Fishing, Birding, Hiking
Methodist Landing Extension Rd.
Leesville LA 71446
337-238-0324 - Fax: 337-238-0240

Pirates Cove Marina

Birding, Boat Launch, Fishing Pier, Live Bait, Lunker Program Weigh-Station, Swimming, Restaurant, Store

1567 Caribbean Dr.
Florien LA 71439

Pleasure Point Park - SRA Hornbeck

Birding, Boat Launch, Fishing Pier, Swimming, Restrooms with Showers

1190 Pleasure Point Rd.
Hornbeck LA 71439

Sandy Creek Boat Launch

Birding, Free Boat Launch, Dock, Fishing, Picnics

Hwy 8 - West of Leesville
Leesville LA 71446

Tack-A-Paw Expeditions

Birding, Canoe Rental, Tubing, Fishing

2340 Toro Rd.
Anacoco LA 71403

Thaxton's Landing

Boat Launch and Slips, Fishing

Thaxton Landing Rd.
Anacoco LA 71403

Vernon Lake Spillway Park

Birding, Dock, Free Boat Launch, Fishing, Picnics, Swimming

Spillway Rd.
Leesville LA 71446