Monday, April 15, 2013

Toledo Bend Reservoir

We just thought the water at Daingerfield State Park was bad until we got to Toledo Bend. Nasty!  Ross thought it tasted like oil.  Anyway, lesson learned – it can get worse. 

We stayed two nights and it cost us only $5!  Wow!  There were not services and you have to find a working faucet to fill the tank but it was very pretty.  Bugs were minimal but I did get a couple of mosquito bites.

From our front door.04-12-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 01HUGE lake. 04-12-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 05You know the humidity is high when you have Spanish moss like this!04-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 0304-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 04See the turtle on the log.  There were several that leapt off when we walked up.04-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 0504-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 09We pretty much had the area to ourselves.  I think there were only two other campsites occupied and they had tents.04-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 1504-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 1804-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 2004-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 2104-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 2304-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 2604-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 27

When we left we decided we wanted to see the dam of Toledo Bend and the Dam for Sam Rayburn.  Pretty easy as it was not much out of the way for either one.

Through the windshield through a path of trees – everywhere!!04-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 01We were across the dam before we knew it (actually the road went behind the dam) and passed right into Louisiana. We did check out the camping area on the other side.  Nice.04-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 0304-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 0404-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 0504-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 06Behind the dam.04-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 07And back onto home soil.04-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 08From the observation area.04-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 09HUGE lake!04-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 10The Sabine River.04-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 11

Then to Sam Rayburn.  We would not mind going back there.  It was very pretty.  We did not realize how close in size it was to Toledo Bend. But it seemed to be much busier.

04-14-13 Sam Rayburn Dam 0204-14-13 Sam Rayburn Dam 03We did get to drive across the dam.04-14-13 Sam Rayburn Dam 0404-14-13 Sam Rayburn Dam 0504-14-13 Sam Rayburn Dam 06

Then on to our next destination – Lake Livingston State Park.  See you then!  Thanks for visiting.

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Toledo Bend Reservoir

We just thought the water at Daingerfield State Park was bad until we got to Toledo Bend. Nasty!  Ross thought it tasted like oil.  Anyway, lesson learned – it can get worse. 

We stayed two nights and it cost us only $5!  Wow!  There were not services and you have to find a working faucet to fill the tank but it was very pretty.  Bugs were minimal but I did get a couple of mosquito bites.

From our front door.04-12-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 01HUGE lake. 04-12-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 05You know the humidity is high when you have Spanish moss like this!04-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 0304-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 04See the turtle on the log.  There were several that leapt off when we walked up.04-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 0504-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 09We pretty much had the area to ourselves.  I think there were only two other campsites occupied and they had tents.04-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 1504-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 1804-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 2004-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 2104-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 2304-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 2604-13-13 Upper Toledo Bend Reservoir 27

When we left we decided we wanted to see the dam of Toledo Bend and the Dam for Sam Rayburn.  Pretty easy as it was not much out of the way for either one.

Through the windshield through a path of trees – everywhere!!04-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 01We were across the dam before we knew it (actually the road went behind the dam) and passed right into Louisiana. We did check out the camping area on the other side.  Nice.04-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 0304-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 0404-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 0504-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 06Behind the dam.04-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 07And back onto home soil.04-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 08From the observation area.04-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 09HUGE lake!04-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 10The Sabine River.04-14-13 Toledo Bend Dam 11

Then to Sam Rayburn.  We would not mind going back there.  It was very pretty.  We did not realize how close in size it was to Toledo Bend. But it seemed to be much busier.

04-14-13 Sam Rayburn Dam 0204-14-13 Sam Rayburn Dam 03We did get to drive across the dam.04-14-13 Sam Rayburn Dam 0404-14-13 Sam Rayburn Dam 0504-14-13 Sam Rayburn Dam 06

Then on to our next destination – Lake Livingston State Park.  See you then!  Thanks for visiting.

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