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Explore the History in Logansport, A Sportsman's Paradise

Explore the History in Logansport, A Sportsman's Paradise


avatar   Stacy
Trip Date 07/16/2020
Posted On 08/11/2020 10:30:00

Camping | Louisiana | Logansport | Toledo Bend | Sabine River | Louisiana Full Hook-up RV Parks | Sabine River RV Park | Nature Trail | Republic of Texas International Boundary



Are you planning a camping adventure that will take you through northern Louisiana? Located in Logansport, the Sabine River RV Park is found inside Louisiana's region known as Sportsman's Paradise. The park is not far from both Toledo Bend and the Sabine River.

There's not a lot of full hook-up RV parks in the immediate area, but that's okay. Janet, the park's owner is super friendly and the nightly rates are extremely reasonable. The RV park has everything you need for just one night. As many of their tenants can attest to, you'll also be satisfied if you reserve a longer term stay as well. In addition to typical RVing necessities, there's even a small on-site nature trail.

The park is a short distance away from the Republic of Texas International Boundary. The marker is a unique piece of history well worth the drive for anyone interested in learning a little trivia about Texas or Louisiana. (If you happen to have an interest in surveying, this is definitely not to be missed!)

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Where in the World is Logansport?

The small town of Logansport is located in northern Louisiana on the Texas-Louisiana border. Traveling from Texas into Louisiana on U. S. Highway 84 will take you near the Logansport Riverfront. A mere 3.4 square miles make up the area of this town which is situated on the banks of the Sabine River.


Entering Logansport, LA

Entering Logansport, LA

Entering Texas

Entering Texas

Toledo Bend, a reservoir on the Sabine River between the two states, starts at Logansport and makes the town popular for many water sports. Logansport's Dennis Freeman Memorial River Park is a great waterside park perfect for picnics, launching a boat, watching a performance on the Logansport River Stage . . . and even learning a little history. Signage along the river front tells the tale of Logan's Ferry. The ferry began operations in the 1830s and continued nearly until the turn of the century.

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What to Expect from Sabine River RV Park Campsites

Since Sabine River RV Park currently has no website, it takes a little sleuthing to find out about the park! We were looking for a park in a certain area of Louisiana, so we searched in RV Parky and also on Google Maps. That's where we found the park's phone number (and former internet site).


Entering Sabine River RV Park

Entering Sabine River RV Park

Site reservations are accepted for as little as one night and can be made by contacting Janet at (318) 697-5782. Guests can then choose from available sites upon arrival at the park. During our visit, the park was nearing 50% capacity. It appeared that most sites were occupied by longer term or permanent residents. Some "tenants" even had their boats with them so that they could take advantage of the nearby waters.

We chose Site 35, with pull-thru parking plus 30-/50-amp electric, water and on-site sewer. Parking was on a level gravel pad near a small paved area surrounded by more gravel. Other than the concrete patio perfect for a small table, the site had no trees nor other outdoor amenities.


All Set Up in Site 35

All Set Up in Site 35

Site 35 at Sabine River RV Park

Site 35 at Sabine River RV Park

We had good reception for a limited selection of broadcast television channels. Although we did not attempt to connect to it, a satellite dish was also available. The RV Park did offer WiFi, however our experience was that the connection was intermittent. We both had good phone and data service through our mobile providers, T-Mobile and Verizon, so we were covered for our needs.

At the standard rate of $20.00 per night, we paid $140.00 for a seven night stay. Cash or credit are both accepted for payment at the park with no deposit required prior to arrival.

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Our Pick of the Best Campsites at Sabine River RV Park

There's a total of 45 reservable sites at Sabine River RV Park. The majority of sites are situated in two long parallel lines. There are two additional sites along the rear of the property near the office area. (Two covered sites can also be found on the grounds - both presumably for park hosts or other similar personnel.)

Of the reservable sites, 21 are pull-thru and the remaining 24 are back-in. All sites were clean and level with identical utilities (30-/50-amp electric, water, on-site sewer and satellite TV) plus a paved patio. Because of the similarities, our top picks are based on site orientation and presumed WiFi signal strength:

  • Sites 26 - 46 are pull-thru sites and have more afternoon shade than the back-in sites;
  • Lower numbered pull-thru sites are located further away from the highway in front of the park and therefore will have less road noise. We presume that these same sites would have the best WiFi connection due to their proximity to the office.


Sabine River RV Park Pull-thru Sites

Sabine River RV Park Pull-thru Sites

Services and Amenities You'll Find at Sabine River RV Park

Although some might describe campsites at the RV park as "no frills", the park is clean and there are some nice shared amenities. A clean laundry room with 4 washers and 7 working dryers is open 24 hours daily. The washing machines are priced at $1.50 per load and dryers at $0.25 per increment of drying time. Two restrooms, each with a toilet, sink and shower, also never close.

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The laundry room and restrooms flank the office which is open by appointment only. (We were asked to call approximately one hour before our arrival so someone could meet us to collect our payment.) For tenants in need of propane, 20 & 30 gallon tanks are available for exchange - just call or text the posted number before your exchange.


Laundry Room, Office and Restrooms at Sabine River RV Park

Laundry Room, Office and Restrooms at Sabine River RV Park

There are several covered wooden picnic tables which can be found in a shady grove, each with a garbage can & grill. (A large dumpster available for household trash is located near the entrance to the RV Park.) Two swing sets stand in the same tree-shaded area which is also the trailhead for the nature trail.


Ready and Waiting for a Picnic . . . Or a Hike!

Ready and Waiting for a Picnic . . . Or a Hike!

Swing, Anyone?

Swing, Anyone?

How about a Hike on Sabine River RV Park's Nature Trail?

Although you won't get anywhere near 10,000 steps with a walk on the nature trail, it is a cute diversion - especially if you have kids in tow. As you hike along the short trail, you'll find some signage, "animals" (deer, elephants and more) and even a place or two to sit!


Hiking along the Nature Trail

Hiking along the Nature Trail

You can actually go off in two directions and, since the trail is not a loop, just turn around whenever you are ready to get back to your starting point.

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The Texas-Louisiana Border is Just Minutes Away!

Located at the Texas-Louisiana Border is the only known International Boundary Marker that still stands in the United States today. The granite marker is found on the west bank of the Sabine River near Logansport. As the official boundary between the U. S. and Spanish Mexico, similar markers were placed along the river, none of which have survived the years.


Louisiana Roadside Historic Marker Signage

Louisiana Roadside Historic Marker Signage

This area north of the Sabine River had been disputed territory for over a hundred years. First it was both France and Spain claiming ownership of the land. Once the United States was formed, negotiations continued through the years first with Spain, then Mexico and finally with the Republic of Texas. When Texas became the 28th state, the same boundary line became the Texas-Louisiana border.

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Also known as the Republic of Texas International Boundary, the granite marker was originally placed where it still stands today in the spring of 1841. Opposite sides of the marker are inscribed with R. T. (Republic of Texas) and U. S.. On the marker's south side, you can read Merid'n Boundary, Established A.D. 1840. The Texas Historical Commission Marker was erected in 2004. The boundary marker is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places and recognized as a historic civil engineering landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.


International Boundary Marker

International Boundary Marker

Toledo Bend

If camping on the Texas side of Toledo Bend is your preference, check out our article titled "Review: Byrd's Nest RV Park". You can read about our two night stay, plus see plenty of photos from this RV park located in Hemphill, Texas.

Louisiana RV Parks

What RV parks do you recommend in the state of Louisiana?





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