This 600-acre private resort is open to birders and day visitors by appointment only at the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Birders will enjoy the privacy and the spectrum of bird species on site.

With a pre-scheduled appointment, birders are allowed access to the entire resort, including golf course, ponds, and a nature trail through beautiful mixed-pine hardwood forest habitat, terminating at an observation deck overlooking the reservoir.

The paved trail begins near the conference center parking lot. As the topography is hilly, the grade can be very steep. Other unpaved trails break off, some leading down to the lake lined by cypress and willows. Expect to see forest bird species, including Red-headed, Red-bellied, Downy, and Pileated Woodpeckers, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Carolina Wren, Northern Cardinal, Northern Parula, and Pine Warblers. Out on the reservoir overlook, check for species such as Wood Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Osprey, Bald Eagle, and Barn Swallow.

Amenities and outdoor recreational activities include hiking/biking, golf, nature photography, restrooms, parking, nature trail, and equipment rentals. Call ahead for birding access.

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