Located on several small bluffs that extend over and into the Toledo Bend Reservoir, South Toledo Bend Reservoir State Park offers a scenic, waterfront view from many vantage points. While the reservoir is nationally recognized as a destination for bass fishing tournaments, visitors can also enjoy other outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, cycling, birding, camping and enjoying the many forms of wildlife in the area. The area is also a common nesting ground for the bald eagle, which feeds from the plentiful supply of freshwater fish – including largemouth bass, catfish, bream and white perch – found in the reservoir. Boat rentals are not available here. Guests can learn about local animal and plant life at the visitor center, where an observation deck provides a great view of the reservoir and nearby islands. The park is located at 20 Bald Eagle Road, Anacoco. From I-20, take Highway 171 south to Anacoco; from Anacoco, turn west onto Highway 111/392, then north onto Highway 191; turn west onto Bass Haven Road; the park entrance is approximately one-half mile on the left. From I-10/Baton Rouge area, take U.S. 190 to I-49 north to Alexandria; take Highway 28 west to Leesville; turn north on Highway 171 to Anacoco. For traffic traveling on I-10 from the Lake Charles area, take Highway 171 north from Lake Charles into Anacoco. For more information see www.crt.state.la.us/parks/istb.aspx or call 337-286-9075 or 888-398-4770.