Fin & Feather Resort Review & Rating
Fin & Feather Resort Overview:
Fin & Feather Resort sits on a bluff overlooking a large cove on the south west end of Toledo Bend Lake. Built in the late 60's shortly after construction began on Toledo Bend Lake, Fin & Feather quickly gained the reputation as the "best resort on the lake." Over the years, the resort went through a number of changes and the new owners are committed to ensuring that Fin & Feather remains one of the best resorts on the Toledo Bend.
None of the RV sites or cabins are directly on the water - two RV sites are very close and have an excellent view - and the majority of the cabins have a great view of the lake from the bluff. All of the roads are paved and large rigs shouldn't have any trouble getting into any of the RV sites.
The cabins and all of the facilities are very clean and well maintained, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the restaurant food is good. Fin & Feather is peaceful and quite and laid back. The park is kid and pet friendly.
This is a great place to stay to enjoy the lake and explore the area.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
If you're camping, Fin & Feather has 17 full hook-up back-in sites, each of which has 30 and 50 AMP service, cable TV, and a picnic table. The sites are shaded, paved, plenty long for big rigs, and each site has a paved area that can double as parking for a second car or as a picnic/sitting area. Two sites are close to the lake and have a great view of the lake. The rest of the RV sites back up to a dense hardwood forest and have rental park models across the street.
If you don't have or want to bring the RV, you have lots of choices for lodging. Nestled under the trees and on a bluff overlooking the lake are 6 one and two bedroom cabins that will sleep 2 to 8 people in full, queen, or king beds. Each of the cabins are fully furnished and have a full kitchen, at least one TV, a couch, table and chairs, coffee maker, and more.
We stayed in one of the rustic three tri-plexs and loved it. Each of the tri-plexs consist of 3 units per building, each of which are two bedrooms with a living area with couch, chairs, and TV; full bathroom; well equipped kitchen and full size refrigerator; and a fantastic deck with a table and chairs overlooking the lake. The room we had was very clean, fully stocked with everything you need (coffee, utensils, toiletries, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, and more); and comfortable.
In addition to the cabins and tri-plexs, Fin & Feather has the Delta Hotel with hotel type rooms with two queen or a king bed and a full bath. In addition to the Delta Hotel, there is another hotel with 12 rooms each of which has two double beds, full bath, table and four chairs, Internet access, microwave, mini fridge, and kitchenette.
And finally, the newest additions are 7 park models down by the RV sites. The park models are fully furnished with one or two bedrooms, full kitchen, living area, bathroom, and more.
One of the other reasons we really like Fin & Feather is because of all the amenities, some of which include:
- salt water swimming pool with a hot tub and a kiddie pool
- lighted and covered fishing pier with a fishing hole
- play ground and horseshoe pit
- multiple lane boat ramp and ample boat trailer parking
- overnight guest slips for your boat
- game room with a juke box, pool table, and foos ball
- open air lake front pavilion
- convenience store with staples and fishing gear and bait
- fish cleaning area
- fire pit and BBQ pit
- free wireless Internet
- laundry room
- picnic area
- 2 party barges available for rent
And there is a lake side restaurant that serves three meals a day and the food we sampled was very good and the prices were reasonable - sit on the deck and enjoy a meal, a cold drink, and great views of the lake. The restaurant has a sports bar look and fee and at one end of the restaurant is a bar/game room area with a juke box, shuffleboard, and a couple pool tables. The restaurant has a full liquor license, is well done, and has a sports bar look and feel.
Fin & Feather would be a great place for a wedding, corporate retreat, special event, or a reunion. In addition to plenty of lodging, very good amenities, and a fantastic lake, Fin & Feather has a Convention Center with three different sized rooms that will hold from 50 to 300. The Convention Center has restrooms, a commercial kitchen, and more. The Convention Center's Big Bass Room has a band area with speakers, wet bar, food service area with steam trays, and a big dance floor.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
We visited Fin & Feather because we wanted to explore and enjoy Toledo Bend Lake - read our review of Toledo Bend Lake to learn more about it. There are some calm peaceful coves to anchor and swim, recreational areas for tubing, skiing, or boarding, and some sandy beaches. If you like to fish, Toledo Bend is the place to be. The lake is full of stumps and as such there are buoys running in all directions that boats should stay within to avoid the stumps.
On the Louisiana side of the lake, just south of Many is an excellent golf course - Cypress Bend Golf Course - and a must play if you're in the area.
Cool Nearby Activities:
We asked a number of people what there is to see and do nearby and the typical response was go fishing! Hemphill (antiques and a museum) is the closest and Lufkin, and Nacogdoches aren't that far if you need restaurants or shopping or other attractions.
Lufkin, Many, Nacogdoches, and Jasper have some very good golf courses - use this East Texas Golf Map to find a course and read our review.
Fin & Feather is in the heart of Sabine National Forest which is good for hiking, biking, and bird watching - try the 28 mile Trail Between the Lakes for some nature hiking.
And beautiful Sam Rayburn Reservoir is fairly close is you want to explore another lake. Read our review of Sam Rayburn to learn more about it.
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more