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Livingston, Texas

Lake Livingston State Park

Livingston, Texas



Livingston, Texas
Phone: 800-792-1112

Sites: 151
Recent Rate: $28 4/2016

Latitude: 30.657037068197
Longitude: -94.999380111694

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

35 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this beautiful park. Its very wooded and we had a great lakeside spot. However, there were millions of caterpillars...literally falling out of the sky (spinning silks from the high trees and dangling down and dropping). The mosquitos were bad also. The interesting thing is...we ended up moving 30 minutes up the lake to another park and there are no bugs here. Our neighbors did say the bugs are not always this bad. The lakeside sites are beautiful though and I loved that we could fish from our site and the trees were perfect for hanging a hammock. Note that this park was closing April 1st, for the remainder of the year. Apparently they are renovating. There is a daily $5 charge for every person over 17, unless you buy the annual state park pass for $70 which allows all adults in your vehicle to avoid the $5 per day fee. There is also an extra $4 fee for an extra car, per day. Our site was a tight fit due to the trees being so close to the pad, but we were able to fit in our 37 foot 5th wheel. We were in the Piney Shores loop. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in Yaupon Loop. The site pads are asphalt but most are in very poor repair.....uneven, sunken spots, broken off, etc. The loop road is in the same condition. Park is in need of serious maintenance. Camping area in this loop is in a low lying area and is currently very sloppy and flooded. The drainage ditches are not effective. It is seasonal holiday time so the park is very crowded. Most of the campers have dogs and almost none of them have any inclination to pick up after their animals. That makes for a filthy, unsanitary condition in the campground. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Yaupon Loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Great Park with wonderful views, The price is for a Premium Lakeside Spot. The spot was great but they need to work on getting them a little more level. Be prepared with extra leveling blocks because you are going to need them, also bring extra hose (fresh water and dump). Some of the sites have varying distances to water and dump. Once you get setup you will love it. The park is very nice with lots to explore. We went during the week and were there were very few people around. Beware of the squirrels they have no fear and will come right up to you and take your food off of the table. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
59
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Fishing around the park.. The areas close to the lake are paved so nice to stroll at sunrise or sunset. It was an hours drive to Nacogdoches - The oldest town in Texas

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We love staying at this park! Especially if we can get a spot in the Piney Shores loop. It is right on the bank of the beautiful Lake Livingston, where we enjoyed great sunsets and watching birds such as seagulls, pelicans, and anhingas. Most sites are spacious, level, and shaded. A few of them did have sewer hookups that were slightly uphill. Workers came by each morning to mow and clear leaves. We love that you can reserve a specific site at this park! Although the swimming pool has permanently closed, you can swim, boat, and fish in the lake, as well as hike, bike, and ride horses. It is quiet during the night, and stargazing it excellent. For those rainy days, we were able to get a strong 4G Verizon signal, and could get all TV networks except ABC. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
64 Piney Shores
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Watch out for aggressive squirrels, mosquitoes, and ticks.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Lots of woods with trails. Being an older couple,we enjoy quiet. Spaces between campsites are far enough to claim privacy.We enjoy riding our bikes here along with visiting the pier. Been here many times. Our favorite. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Places to eat in Livingston are Shrimpboat Mannys (crawfish etouffee). The Blue duck,and then there are plenty of fast foods.No Walmart,but they are scheduled to reopen soon.Fishing is usually slow on the pier,but sometimes crappie turn on.You have to be there when they do.Usually in April.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park and at this time of year, during the week, virtually empty. This campground is perfect for small rigs and the smaller Travel Trailers and pop-ups face no challenges. The road through the campground is narrow so swing room can be an issue. The sites are lumpy and in some cases, not at all level. We are in a premium site across from the lake and there is a drainage ditch running under the entrance to the site which could cause considerable damage if you dropped a tire into it. We are 55 feet hitched and had no issue getting into our site. There are some sites suited to larger fifth wheels and motor homes but not many. During our stay one rig ended up in a ditch while backing into his site and other folks opted to change sites once they saw their original reserved site. The hookups are various distances away from the pad so be sure to pack the long hoses. A ranger did mention that TXDOT plans to repave the road and campsites this fall.

I highly recommend this park but if you have a larger rig you need to be prepared to take your time backing into the site and leveling. I rely on these reviews for making campground choices for our large rig so I am hoping to be helpful to someone else with these cautions. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
54
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Close to the town of Livingston so we Escapees can pick up our mail in person!

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice and quiet, with lots of trees and a bike ride away from the lake. Waterfront lots available but were booked up. I have already booked the waterfront for 2 more trips we plan to spend at this park. Can't wait to get there again. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great state park. Beautiful lake, thick woods, lots of shade, camp sites are not too close together. We stayed in site #67. It was a back in site, but I pulled in forward so we had a view of the lake out the windshield of the MH. Water and electric was on the right (wrong) side of the MH when parked this way, but hose and electric cable reached utility post easily. I did not hook up to sewer because we were only there two nights. The park was nearly empty mid week this time of year. There are lots of down trees in the park so picking up firewood is not a problem. Had a roaring campfire at night, very nice. The only drawback is the parking pads are pretty uneven. It looks like the ground was not prepared properly before the asphalt was put down and they are all a bit wavy and uneven. We managed to get pretty level. It was well worth the effort. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful location on the lake and we had a site overlooking the lake. Site were not that level, but the location and view make up for any minor shortcomings. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Really nice view from premium site 57. Site wasn't real level, it had sewer, but it was up hill from sewer pipe, electrical was close to road (not having extension cord) had to park closer to road. Some one was having family reunion in park and playing rap music, rangers never said turn it down. They patrolled pretty regular, but they didn't stop. I'd stay here again, weekend you just got to see whats up and hunker down. Only are I'd stay is in premium sites by lake, rest of it looks rough. Texas SP amazes me they charge $25 a night and $7. dollars a day for gate others state do it also, but some remove it. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park. We stayed in the premium sites on the lake for 4 nights. Very spacious but not very level. All else was great. Gorgeous views, quiet, good shade, but we were able to get a decent satellite TV signal. Very enjoyable. Would absolutely recommend and stay here again. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Now I remember why I love State Parks. The combination of rate ($21/night) plus very spacious sites and tree cover! This park is awesome. We do a lot of KOA, Jellystone, RV resort type camping. We'll be back here as often as we can. A short drive from Houston and feels like a different part of the country. Beautiful lake, hiking trails, etc. The park is pet friendly. The rangers are laid back (virtually non-existent) and the campers were all seemingly very respectful of each other. If I have to "ding" the park it would be that the bathhouse close to us, while clean and functional was not very spacious, the water pressure was (significantly) lacking and there was no soap at the sink (not just an empty dispenser but no soap). Also the sites were black top and are fairly sloped at the edges making the positioning of the RV somewhat a challenge. But back to the good, this is the only SP I've ever camped in where they actually allow / encourage you to forage for down trees to burn as firewood. There is actually an inordinate amount of down trees which is somewhat puzzling but makes for a nice (free) week-end of constant fires. If you come, visit the faith stables for a horseride and steak dinner. It's nose to tail riding but great for the kids and the dinner was fantastic. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

The premium sites are very nice. We were in site 69. There was no one in front so we had a great water view. Sites are level, with full hook ups. They have had a lot of trees die off and have been cut down. Still a very nice park We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park with lots to do for adults and kids. We stayed in the Yaupon loop this trip and had a nice shady site that required about 3 inches of leveling on one side of the rig. The utilities worked just fine and we could get a few channels with the antenna. Our children enjoyed fishing at the marina and riding their bikes on the trails. There is a pool but it opens only after Memorial weekend and there is no swim beach. We will return again. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the worst state park visit ever and it starting with the sullen, terse reception upon check-in. It's a beautiful park, set in tall mixed forest. A trail winds through out the park and there is a stable for arranging trail rides. Wi-Fi was weak but usable. Three camping areas, nicely separated with some sites right on the lake. We chose Red Oak to be away from the lake and road. Like most state parks, the sites are generous.  We like state parks for their naturalness. The quiet and dark allow us to sleep with windows open. The Park Host next door had a dozen 8" white light bulbs strung around his site, lighting up the entire woods all night. The neighbor across had multicolor and white strings of lights, also left on all night. Same neighbor left two barking dogs tied out while they were away. Texas State Parks are reluctant to enforce rules, since they want campers' business. By Saturday morning, incoming campers were parked everywhere, even though the rules clearly prohibit parking off pavement.  We would not return to this park.  We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Motorhome.

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