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#11126739 - 09/25/15 09:13 AM Anyone here make a camping trip down the Sabine?
yakkityyak Offline

Registered: 08/27/15
Posts: 56
Loc: McKinney, Texas
Tell me what you've experienced. Any advice and all comments would be appreciated. Best time of the year? Best spot to camp? Must haves for the trip? Things you could/should probably leave at home?

Edited by yakkityyak (09/25/15 09:13 AM)

#11128720 - 09/26/15 09:56 AM Re: Anyone here make a camping trip down the Sabine? [Re: yakkityyak]
roadtrip Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 11731
Loc: Terrell/Dallas
Never been below Toledo Bend, But I've made a couple of trips on the stretch above Toledo Bend near Carthage, from Hwy 59 down to FM 2517. I went in early spring during the sand bass run. If the river's not too high, there are a lot of big white sandbars all the way down the river starting a few miles below Hwy 59, plenty of driftwood for campfires. There's a small waterfall (Black Shoals) across the entire width of the river at about 3 miles downstream of 59 that you'll have to portage. I've only done it at low water levels.
I imagine that once fall really gets here it would be beautiful, lots of big trees on the banks. I found it to be a beautiful, relaxing float. Take insect repellent. Lots of hooks, its a snaggy river. Catfishing is excellent. Leave the old lady at home. FM 2517 to River Ridge would be a good trip to try, especially during the spring run if the water's not too high. It's about 9 miles.
Here's a video I made of one of the trips. There's a helicopter at the end dipping water out of the river to put out a forest fire. Hope you have a great trip.


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