Lake Livingston State Park

At Lake Livingston State Park, you can swim, fish, boat, hike, bird, mountain bike, ride horses, geocache and study nature.



At Lake Livingston State Park, you can swim (in the lake or pool), fish, boat, hike, bird, camp, picnic, mountain bike, ride horses, geocache and study nature. We have activities for the whole family!

We offer many camping options, from tent sites with water nearby up to campsites with full hookups. You can also rent one of 10 screened shelters, some of which are ADA accessible. Or book one of our group facilities for your next reunion.

 Lake Livingston is one of the largest lakes in the state, noted for its white bass population. You might catch catfish, crappie, bass or that kid favorite – perch. The park has three boat ramps, two fish cleaning stations, a fishing pier and bank fishing. We loan rods, reels and tackle boxes as part of TPWD’s Tackle Loaner Program. Remember, you do not need a fishing license to fish from shore in a state park.

You cannot bring your horses to our park, but a local stable leads trail rides here. Enjoy an easy 2.5-mile ride through the scenic Pineywoods.

 Our swimming pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Thursday through Sunday. Admission is $3 per adult and $2 per child 12 years and younger. Groups can also rent the pool for special events.

Explore the Pineywoods at the Big Thicket National Preserve near Woodville, or at the Sam Houston National Forest near Coldspring.

Livingston has ball fields, a bowling alley, an 18-hole golf course, lighted tennis courts, parks and a municipal airport. It is also home to the Polk County Library and Memorial Museum.  The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe holds its annual powwow each June.

Houston’s many attractions are 75 miles south of the park. These include NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Houston Zoo, museums and much more.

Drive the Big Sandy Loop, one of TPWD’s Great Texas Wildlife Trails. Visit some of the best wildlife observation points in this area. Martin Dies, Jr. and Huntsville state parks are also nearby.




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Lake Livingston State Park

300 State Park Road 65

Livingston, Texas 77351