Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina)

     


Onalaska, Texas
Phone: (936) 646-3824

Sites: 144
Recent Rate: $30 10/2014


Latitude: 30.810896256533
Longitude: -95.127557516098

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

29 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Jerry S

Review Count: 531
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here 2 Sundays in a row in Mid-October on our way to and from Ft. Hood, TX. We had a level, cement, FHU site. In reference to a previous reviewer complaint concerning their cable system requiring folks with old TVs to use a cable box, this is a cable provider issue, not a RV park issue. At least here, we were able to use their system without the box since both our TVs are digital. We have been to dozens of parks this year where you had to use the box or not get cable at all no matter what kind of TVs you had. This is a very good park with roomy sites, great views and sunsets, nice pool area by the lake shore, a boat ramp and marina, a restaurant, and a playground, etc. Unfortunately, their 802.11 network is Tengo - a big negative. Except for aluminum cans, there is no recycling. We had no problem with fire ants and I can walk 100 feet or yards to put my garbage in a dumpster. The laundry is only 3 of each machine (definitely inadequate for this park) and one washer was broken. The individual bathrooms are in three locations throughout the park. This is a weekend getaway for locals so the summer season and most weekends are crowded. The staff I dealt with were friendly and helpful. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Motorhome.

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arpijay

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Our concrete pull-thru site was level and more than long enough for our 40 ft motor home and toad. Campground is very clean and well maintained. Friendly and helpful staff. We called the office a short time after we got there because of a problem with the cable TV and there was somebody at our site to look at it within 5 minutes. No trees to block our satellite TV. Good cable TV (problem was our TV not their system). Good Verizon signal. Trash pickup at site. Roads were a touch narrow but paved and in good condition. We would stay here again. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Motorhome.

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Marilynintexas

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful place to stay. Great pool and hot tub. Great lake view sites. Spotless grounds, restrooms, etc. Only problem was the Internet service came in and out even as I was using. It was very exasperating. I would go back again any time. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Dcleblanc

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean and nice park. Staff was friendly and helpful. We didn't have a boat so we fished off the bank. Not much luck. Not much else to do in the park or in Livingston. However, the sunset and waterfowl views were stunning. We rented Space 74. The hookups were on the wrong side because it was meant for motor home and staff told us ahead of time. We managed just fine. No shade but great view. Highly recommend and would ask for space 74a next time. More shade. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Seabreeze Texas

Review Count: 91
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely campground, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We wished we had paid more and taken a waterfront site and will the next time we come. Not all sites in the Tall Timbers area are level, so you need to look around. We had two issues that kept us from rating the park a 10. One was the garbage dumpster--only one area for the entire park, and it was down by the office and not at all convenient when leaving the park. It was attractively screened, and I'm sure it was for appearances. Most KOAs we've stayed in have had on site pick up, and there seemed to be lots of people riding around on golf carts who could have picked up trash. Another was the TV cable/satellite. We have two non digital TVs with converter boxes which have worked with the cable in every resort/campground where we have stayed. Not at this one. The Workkamper who came promptly to help us when we called the office said that their system was screwy, and we would have to use their box, which he brought, but since our TV was built into the wall, he couldn't get into it to plug in without taking all our wiring apart. We felt this was not in keeping with the otherwise flawless operation of this park. We definitely will come back here, but after 4 days in the national forest, we were ready for some good TV. Had no problems with ants as others mentioned. With the palm trees and huge lake, you do feel as if you are down on the gulf. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Motorhome.

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LLP1097

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here over Thanksgiving for a total of three nights in a motorhome. First, the staff was incredibly accommodating. We were immediately informed a a Thanksgiving potluck starting in a couple of hours. We didn't take advantage, but it was nice to know they were going to the trouble. When I originally booked the rv site they did not have a waterfront spot available, but when we arrived we were offered a pull-in waterfront site (#74). It was amazing. We had incredible sunrises and sunsets the entire stay. The lake is huge, and we kept commenting that it looked like we were actually on a bay on the water. The park itself is very well laid out with smooth paved roads and very level paved concrete pads. Each had a fire ring and a picnic table. I will say that if you aren't waterfront you will spend most of your stay staring at rvs in front of you and wishing you were, so spend the money and book early. They also have a boat ramp and marina, so if you wanted to bring your boat you would have a slip. The small store onsite had firewood for sale, and when we went to buy some they immediately offered to deliver it. This was great because we didn't have another vehicle. There is also a restaurant and bar onsite with great lake views. We ate there one time, and it was okay. Prices were reasonable, service was great, and the food was okay. They also offer boat rentals, a pool, beach, playground and spa which we did not take advantage of due to the season. However, there were tons of birds and even a huge bass that kept jumping up in front of our site. It would be a very happy fisherman to catch him. I did give the resort a 9 for a couple of reasons. First, we were surprised to find the sites did not not have charcoal grills and, though the resort is quite large, it only has one dog park tucked in a far corner. Overall, a great experience that I would recommend. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Motorhome.

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Charles66

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Finally came back after this was known as Bridgeport KOA in the 70s'. Nice clean park with a few sites near the beach. Most are north of the office where bath facilities are. East Texas has ants and stickers, so expect some and staff will help on pests if found. Onsite restaurant only open weekends for lunch and dinner now. Groceries, food, gas etc., very close in Onalaska. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Travel Trailer.

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rubio07

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

We paid $52 per night to stay here over July 4th. The sites were dirty when we arrived, argentine ants invaded our camper as well as several others very badly!!! The park has water front access but we had an incident with some drunks yelling at my wife and son...lots of boats come and anchor right in front and by the afternoon there is nothing but a bunch of drunks!! We will be reporting this to the local sheriffs office and the parks and wildlife! We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Motorhome.

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longgone

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Park has beautiful view of lake with waterfront sites available. Sites were level with concrete pads. Most of the interior roads are paved. Staff was friendly and helpful. Restrooms were clean and well maintained. Some previous reviews have mentioned ants. Ants are common in this part of Texas and while we did not have a problem we've learned to carry some spray and ant granules just in case, though most park managers will treat your site if you bring the issue to their attention. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Motorhome.

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melsr

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Apparently changed to new management with KOA, very nice facilities, people were friendly and helpful. Rates were very reasonable. Concrete parking pads on pull-throughs and back-ins. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Fifth Wheel.

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rubio07

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice boat ramps and beach. Camp ground was very unkempt. Our fire ring and our neighbors fire rings were both full of trash. Grass was very tall and not mowed. All this on a holiday weekend when they knew they were going to have a full park. No one bothered to check the sites before we arrived. There were lots of people in "Hello KOA" shirts at the office, but never saw any of them going around the park picking up trash or doing any sort of maintenance. And then there is the ant problem. Ants everywhere that invaded several people's rigs. This place would be really nice if they kept up with it. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Motorhome.

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JimChan52

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

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean park, very friendly staff, marina, over priced restaurant, nice pool and hot tub, small beach area (with a few dead fish), lots of ants, everywhere. We would stay here again if passing through the area. Oh, the grass is coming back (mostly sticker weeds) after the Great Texas Drought of 2011. I think it is under new ownership or management because it is now a KOA. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Motorhome.

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sandimal

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground. Marina is only a boat launch & dock, we thought it would have boat rentals and tackle & bait. Hot tub was hot but the jets didn't work, from what other people have said it's been that way for a while. The lake was about 10+ feet low, but our 2 dogs enjoyed the water. The best thing this campground has going for it is Bubba's Lakeside restaurant. It is on the property but not a part of the campground. It has wonderful food at a decent price. We would stay again if in the area. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Motorhome.

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macmember

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this park on Best RV Parks in Texas. Very disappointing. The amenities that were listed, and on the map were not all here. No rec room, and no showers by the rec room. The pool was so plain. The hot tub has algea of some sort growing all in it. The showers and the personnel were nice. The park itself had no grass. The lake was very low and almost unusable by the boats. The fishing was bad. The worst part was the ants. They were everywhere. We had to go to Wal-Mart 13 miles away and spend $15 on chemicals. They still got in the Coach. One other camper told us of many other campers that left due to the ants. The park was exterminated in July but they were coming back. There were no street lights other than the Restaurant/Office area. There were a few lights on the shower room walls. The light at the electric posts were so faint that it would not be enough light to hook up, if you came in after dark. The road where we were was rocks and would not be safe to walk on, after dark. The pool and hot tub has no lights inside or outside the pool, making it unusable after dark, even though it is open until 10PM. There are some low watt lights at the Marina. It is the darkest park we have seen. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Motorhome.

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chowhound

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The facilities, boat ramps, restaurant/bar, boat slips, beach swimming area, and pool are the positives for this park. The negatives are very tight RV spaces that are not friendly to motorhomes in excess of 35 feet. The pads themselves are fairly level, but most of the sites have sloped grass camp areas making them less than useful (items roll off the picnic table). Despite other posters dismissing the ants, they are definitely a problem, so bring ant spray, and spray your water hose and power cord, this will REDUCE, but not eliminate, the problem. The very best sites in the park are 70 thru 74A. They have concrete pad and picnic area over looking the water and go for about the same rate as the sloped grass sites from which you have to walk a half mile down to the water. We would not likely stay here again unless we were in those sites. We camped at Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA (formerly Lakeside RV Resort and Marina) in a Motorhome.

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