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Lake Livingston State Park

Livingston, Texas


300 Park Road 65
Livingston, Texas 77351
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Sites: 151
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.65704
Longitude: -94.99938

Elevation: 168' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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51 Reviews

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: December, 2019 - $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 even a pair of Bald Eagles! Most sites are spacious, level, and shaded. A few of them did have sewer hookups that were slightly uphill. Depending on your rig, some sites may require up to 40 feet of electric cord and/or water and sewer hose. . Although the swimming pool has permanently closed, you can swim, boat, and fish in the lake, as well as hike and bike. You can rent kayaks and stand up paddleboards from a vendor from 6:00AM to 6:00PM. (You need internet access for this.) There is a small store on site but it is closed Mondays and Tuesdays and every day for lunch. Sign said they would be back in an hour, but it didn't say when they left! Mosquitoes and caterpillars can be an issue depending on the time of year. When we were there the entire Pin Oak loop was closed for renovations and this caused both ends of the Trinity Trace trail to be closed as well. There was also some noise during the week as a dump truck would dump dirt and the a dozer would spread it along the shore of the peninsula. During our hikes we saw one grass snake and 2 water snakes. (non-venomous) 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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
64
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

one of the nicer state parks we have been in. sites were spacious alongside the lake and offered great views. nice park store/nature center with large fishing pier. will definitely return when in this area. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

sit and relax, not a lot to do in Livingston

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is quiet a nice park. We stayed in Hercules Club Loop. It was a nice spot although the pads are a little old. There was plenty of room between the sites and that was nice. We have stayed two other times - at Yaupon Loop and Piney Shores. They have resurfaced those pads so hopefully they will being doing the same for Hercules. Piney and Yaupon both are full service. If you love to fish, sail or hike, Lake Livingston is for you. The rangers were all nice and helpful. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
80
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go to Shrimp Boat Manny's in Livingston. Cajun food. It was great!

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Review Count: 94
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Medium size park with 147 back-in spaces (no pull throughs) with picnic table and fire ring, divided into four camping loops. There are also 14 tent camping sites with water (Briar Loop) and 10 screened shelters/cabins. Yaupon, Red Oak and Piney Shores sections have been renovated with concrete rv pads and new blacktop on the interior roads, which were easy to navigate. Hercules Club Loop (W/E only) and Pin Oak Loop (FHU) are older, and the interior roads and sites are asphalt in fair/poor condition, therefore sites aren't very level. We stayed in site 40, a spacious, level site in the Red Oak Loop. Piney Shores sites have wonderful water views but most have a noticeable front to back slope so bring levelers. Utilities worked well although we were unable to screw in the sewer elbow due to the concrete barrier/lid. Verizon signal was good and we had no issues using our mobile hotspot for internet. We were able to pull in a handful of OTA channels, but overall reception was hit or miss. Amenities at this park include several boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, large fishing pier, kayak/canoe rentals, hiking trails and large day use area. Archery range available with reservation. Playground consisted of six swings only. Pool has been permanently closed and will never reopen, as I was informed by the park rangers. Park store onsite which sells snacks, drinks, ice, gifts and fishing supplies, but they are closed on Monday and Tuesday. Bathroom/shower area near us had 3 toilets and 2 showers and were cleaned daily. No laundry facilities available. Dumpsters conveniently located. Be aware that there is a $5 per person per day fee in addition to the camping fees. We had no choice but to purchase the Texas Parks Pass upon arrival for $70 since we were staying for 14 nights ($140 extra charge without the pass). Daily rate is averaged with this cost included. Overall, we had a good stay and would return. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

HEB and Walmart Supercenter are 5-6 miles from the park. If you need rv supplies, Acres RV in Livingston has a good selection.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed in Yaupon Loop. Price reflects no TX state pass so $21 plus $5/night admit fee. Yaupon recently renovated (like Red Oak and Piney Shores before) so site pads are concrete and road is in good shape. All three of these loops are full hookup and can accommodate larger rigs. I found it odd, though, that the picnic table/fire ring areas are not upgraded at all--they are in the dirt (or mud, if weather is wet). Hopefully they have plans to at least put gravel under them at some point. FYI, future renovations planned for Pin Oak and Hercules Club Loops, both of which are E/W only (and cheaper). In the meantime, though, those roads and site pads are old asphalt, broken and pitted in spots, with some abrupt drop-offs in the road-side and site shoulder areas. Many of those sites could be quite challenging for larger rigs to access. Texas recently went to all site-specific reservations, which may complicate picking a good site, sight unseen, especially in those two E/W loops... bigger rigs beware! Verizon signal good. Over-the-air TV limited, but could usually pick up a couple of channels. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Yaupon Loop
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Really cool 1 mile boardwalk nature walk. The weather has been terribly wet lately, so most other trails were plagued by mucky puddles. Imagine when it is drier, though, they are nice, too. Plenty of nice walking along the shore line near the day-use areas. In season there are boat rentals and a swimming pool (also lake swimming). Two or three boat ramps. Nice fishing dock. Playground. Lots of ranger-led activities. Overall, a terrific state park.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Check in was smooth and being able to reserve specific sites over the web ensured no surprises at arrival. We had no problem backing our 36 foot 5er into our site. The electric connection was towards the front of site and our electric is at the rear of our 5er which resulted in needing to use a 10 foot power cord extension in order to back all the way into the site and connect power. There was a great mix of tents, camping trailers, and 5ers throughout the park. The park's pool was closed but there was a designated swim area with easy access into and out of the lake. We will return to this park again. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
66 Piney Shores
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The city of Livingston is about a 15 minute drive from the park. They have a HEB grocery store, and a Walmart and Lowes.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 7 nights on the Piney Shore Loop. We were next to the water, and never had any problem with mosquitoes or flies. St. Augustine grass has been planted, so picking burrs out of our dogs was not an issue. We were thrilled with our site, and hope to return soon. With the site reservation system, sure does help in choosing the site you want. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Piney Shores 64
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Shoreline of Lake Livingston is 480 miles. There are 15 marinas on the lake. Several restaurants, and even Walmart is close by should you need something.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed during the week. Quiet, beautiful and well maintained park. Park staff were readily available during the day and very helpful during checking. We didn't see staff after dark. We didn't see much wildlife other than birds and squirrels. The lake is the second largest in Texas! Several campers fishing. Great trails for walking and biking. Sad to see many sites reserved but not used. The Piney Shores Loop had beautiful waterfront views on sites 53 thru 71. We enjoyed our stay! We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Piney Shores Loop
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

With advanced full hook up reservations made 90 days prior to arrival for a 2-night stay, we arrived on a week day. We stayed in a back-in camp site along the lake in the Piney Shores Loop. This State Park is the beta test for Texas State Park site specific reservations and it all worked out wonderfully. Concrete slab for travel trailer was very level, but sewer hookup was more so closer to road than to the back of the site, so due to that, we were not able to place trailer totally to the very back of the concrete slab, which made for a very tight situation with parking our tow vehicle on the concrete slab in the front of our travel trailer. Large site with picnic table, fire ring and lantern pole. Lots of vegetation between us and the neighboring sites. Extremely quiet as mostly older adults camping. The toilet/shower house was a bit far, about a 12 minute walk. Unlike other parks, this park did not have an entrance gate that closed during the overnight hours. No firewood available for purchase in Park, so closest we found was a refueling station 3 miles outside the park for a buck a piece. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Piney Shores 61
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the sunsets over the lake! Woodville Pickett House was worth the drive! AYCE served family style.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Very well kept State Park. Excellent staff, hosts, hiking trails, store, playground, etc. Site spacing very good. Hercules loop is better suited for smaller rigs but we were able to get our 40' fifth wheel backed in. We frequent this park several times annually. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Dollar store and gas station with firewood nearby. Livingston just a short drive with other amenities (Walmart, restaurants, etc)

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Never again! We ended up with a site nearly impossible to back into as both sides of the narrow road in campground had deep ditches. Had it not been late in the day we would not have stayed. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park with amazing sunset views over the lake from the "premium" sites. These sites are $28/night but we used one of our 50% off coupons with our annual park pass for one night. Bath houses slightly older but still clean and functional. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
70
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's grocery stores and a Walmart in Livingston.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Excellent state park for a visit up to a couple weeks. One thing to consider, about 1/2 the sites require you to back in on your blind side and it is tight. We had a bumper pull of 38 feet on a crew cab. If you take your time, you can make it. Staff allows you to look and select a site before you make your final decision. Good walking trails for you and your animals. Great place. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
Loop on the left
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Super nice park. Just redone all new roads pads etc. Great site with lots of space between lots. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure you have what you need with you, shopping is not close by.... but it's beautiful there and remote.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We love that you can reserve a specific site in the Piney Shores and Red Oak areas. The photos on the web site let you see each site, so you know ahead of time what you are getting and that your rig will fit. We wish all state parks had this. These two areas of the park have had renovations done since our last visit in November 2015. The roads are completely repaved, the parking sites redone with concrete, (no more precarious dropoffs at the edge.), new tables, and new fire rings/grills. Piney Shores is right on the bank of the beautiful Lake Livingston, where we enjoyed great sunsets and watching birds such as seagulls, pelicans, and even a pair of Bald Eagles! Most sites are spacious, level, and shaded. Depending on your rig, some sites may require up to 40 feet of electric cord and/or water and sewer hose. Navigating the roads and entering the sites is easy. Electric service was good, but water pressure was 40 PSI most of the week, and dropped to only 20 PSI on a busy Saturday. 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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Piney Shores 64
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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