Around Toledo Bend
The Toledo Bend Reservoir is so long that it borders three counties on the Texas side and three parishes on the Louisiana side. In Texas, most of it lies along the counties of Shelby and Sabine, with a small part at the northeastern corner of Newton County. 56 percent or 101,600 acres of the reservoir's lands are in Louisiana, while 44 percent or 80,000 acres are in Texas.
The Toledo Bend Dam was built by the two bordering states during the 1960s, and it has the distinction of being the country's only hydroelectric power project that wasn't financially supported by the federal government. Borne out of years of planning and hard work, the Toledo Bend Reservoir has been lighting the homes and irrigating the agricultural lands of surrounding counties and parishes for four decades. It has also provided residents and visitors with hours of sun-kissed enjoyment and stunning, soul-lifting views.
Though a highly forested area, you'll be able to find different kinds of Toledo Bend, TX real estate in all three counties. You'll probably find more in Sabine County, however, since its entire eastern border is comprised of the reservoir itself.
Toledo Bend, TX real estate can come in the form of a rustic cabin, a mid-sized single-family home or a spacious lake house with its own dock. No matter what kind of home you'll decide on, however, chances are you won't be spending much time in it, not when Toledo Bend awaits just outside the door.