Sports and Recreation

What can you expect from a parish located in the heart of Sportsman’s Paradise? DeSoto Parish is proud to be the "Gateway to Toledo Bend" one of the most prolific bass fishing lakes in North America. Each year, hundreds of professional and amateur anglers test the waters of the huge lake. Logansport is the "self proclaimed sand bass capital of the world"! Every spring the waters are teeming with sand bass. Large-mouth bass, crappie and bream are also plentiful and there’s always a good chance of catching a mess of catfish. Boat ramps are available south of the Railroad Bridge in Logansport, in Garret Park and along Highway 84 on the Texas side of the lake. We have scenic forests filled with wildlife, lakes that are brimming with fish and golf courses that offer a real challenge. DeSoto Parish is also just minutes away from professional baseball, hockey, horse-racing, casino gaming and much more. Whatever your pleasure, from the thrill of jet boat racing on the Sabine River to a day on Toledo Bend, you’ll find it here. You won’t have to look far to find plenty of fun in DeSoto Parish or the Northwest Louisiana area.