Welcome to the Toledo Bend Reservoir
Right where the easternmost edge of the Lone Star State butts against Louisiana, you will find the largest man-made lake in the South. The Toledo Bend Reservoir is a wide, meandering ribbon of water, around 70 miles long and 7 miles across at its widest point.
Though not wholly in Texas, Toledo Bend is the state's biggest lake and plays an important role in the region. Built on the Sabine River, the reservoir measures 185,000 surface acres and is fed by numerous creeks. Though the lake functions mainly as a source of water and hydroelectric power, it's more well-known for its lush natural beauty.
When you first see the reservoir and its surroundings, you won't think about how many lawnmowers it can power. In fact, you won't be doing much thinking at all. The serene, blue-green waters, the grassy banks and the thick stands of towering cypresses, pines and oaks will work their relaxing magic on you until all you'll be thinking about is basking under the sun or having fun out in the water.
You'll soon discover that some of East Texas' loveliest sights are in the Toledo Bend Reservoir area. Watch the rays of the setting sun bring a cardinal's red coat to fiery life, hold your breath in wonder as a majestic bald eagle soars over the pines, or enjoy the simple pleasure of watching children frolicking in the water.
Imagine if you're not just here for a few days, but for a lifetime. If you actually live in one of the sprawling Toledo Bend Reservoir TX acreage homes, these sights will greet you everyday for the rest of your life.