THE GROUNDS

The Lake: the Toledo Bend Reservoir is located on the Texas and Louisiana border, it was built in 1966 to produce hydroelectricity and water reserves for both states. By damming the Sabine River, it created (at that time) the second largest manmade lake in the U.S. (Toledo Bend is still the fifth largest man made lake in the U.S.) The lake is approximately 80 miles long, covers 186,000 square acres, and has approximately 1,200 miles of shoreline. Toledo Bend has a worldwide reputation for its quality fishing; Bass Masters named Toledo Bend the #1 Bass Lake in the country for 2015 and 2016, this is the only lake to receive this recognition two years in a row. Recent studies have indicated that there is an average of 300 pounds of game fish per acre in the Toledo Bend Reservoir (that’s over 55 million pounds of game fish). Lake fish include, Large Mouth Bass, Striped Bass, Yellow Bass, Hybrid Bass, White Perch/Crappie/Sac-a-Lait, Blue Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Drum, and Alligator Gar. The “main lake” of Toledo Bend is also a great place for boating, tubing, water skiing, jet skiing, etc. Come visit and see what Toledo Bend has to offer.

Green Acres: the Green Acres Fishing Lodge is located in a deep water cove off of eastern San Miguel Bay (Louisiana Side). We have nearly 16 acres of land with a lot of shore line for your enjoyment, including a number of private outside sitting areas to enjoy picnics or down time. You will find enough space for you, your family, or a group of friends to relax and enjoy Toledo Bend, our backyard. We offer a complimentary boat launch for our guests, an area to drop your boat trailers, and electrical outlets to charge boat batteries. We also have a boat house pavilion with a fish cleaning station, a floating sun/swim deck, and a trapeze swing for our more adventurous guests. If you don’t have a boat you can fish from the dock or from the shore line; however, we also have two canoe’s and two fishing kayak’s that we offer for use to our guests free of charge. Not to mention, our Cabins are very Clean, Comfortable, and Secure (we are a gated property). Check out the cabin tabs for more information about the cabins, our cabins are completely furnished, including linens and a towel service.

NATURE TRAIL

Green Acres is always trying to improve our property so you will have an even more enjoyable visit to Toledo Bend. We have added a short Nature Trail that will lead you to the waterfront. This is great way to take the kids down to the water and to explore nature on the way. You will hear the birds and maybe see some of what nature has to offer, you might see armadillos, squirrels, turtles, opossums, and maybe a fox family that has been sighted in the area.

BOAT RENTALS

Unfortunately, there are not many places to rent boats on Toledo Bend and we do not rent boats either.  However, as an extra Lagniappe for our guests we offer, free of charge, the use of our two canoes or two fishing kayaks.  We just ask that you bring them back in the same condition as you checked them out.  Also, we do have a few life vests but if you have one please bring it with you.  We also ask that adults be present when children are using one of the canoes or kayaks.

 

Additionally, there will be a charge if you damage one of the canoes or kayaks, or if you would lose one of the paddles.

Green Acres Fishing Lodge

Wayne & Lisa Green