Make family memories at this Pineywoods park.
Fish one of the largest lakes in the state, hike quiet trails through the forest, or camp under the trees. This refreshing retreat from city life is just an hour north of Houston.
Things to Do
At Lake Livingston State Park, you can swim, 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. Learn more about our site-specific reservation project .
Shop our?park store?for souvenirs, drinks, snacks, ice, camping and fishing supplies, and much more.
Alligators live in the area; read our alligator safety tips .
Fishing: 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.
For more fishing and lake information, visit our Lake Livingston page .
Download our Fishing Tip Sheet 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. Check at park headquarters for more information.
Horseback riding: 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. Contact Faith Ridin? Stables ((936) 967-5032) to make reservations.
Swimming: Read our swimming safety tips before cooling off in the lake.
Volunteering: We need your help! To volunteer, visit our Volunteer page and keyword search ?Lake Livingston.?
We offer a variety of free ranger programs. Learn new skills when you kayak or fish with a ranger; take a discovery, photo or night hike; try geocaching; learn about nature; or attend a make-and-take craft workshop. Call the park to schedule special tours for your group.
Visit our Events page to look for upcoming programs.
Borrow a Junior Ranger Explorer Pack for the kids in your group! Area Attractions
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 nearby.
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