Camping Hiking Outdoors State Parks

Lake Livingston State Park

Lake Livingston State Park is located one mile southwest of Livingston. The park is composed of 635.5 acres along the shores of Lake Livingston, an 84,800 acre reservoir. The park property was acquired in 1971 and was opened to the public in 1977. The park is near the ghost town of Swartwout, a steamboat landing on the Trinity River in the 1830s through the 1850s.

Lake Livingston State Park is dominated by loblolly pines and water oaks. White-tail deer, mallard ducks, raccoons, armadillos, swamp rabbits, and squirrels are plentiful in the park. The lake is full of fish including crappie, perch, catfish, and bass. The park offers camping; picnicking; swimming pool (Memorial Day to Labor Day); mountain biking; nature study; fishing (crappie, perch, catfish, and bass); and boating; The Park Store and Marina (936 / 365-3000) rents mountain bikes, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, and rowboats.

The park offers 6.9 miles of trails (5 miles for biking, 4.4 miles for hiking, 2.7 for nature study and birding, and 2.5 for equestrian use. Boat ramps are available to the public, along with a park store and a marina. The marina is privately owned and open year round. The marina offers fuel on the water and boat rentals including paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, and rowboats. Fish-cleaning shelters are also available to anglers.

Elevation: 194 ft.
Average Rainfall 48/January average 37 degrees; July average 94 degrees

Schedule: Open: 7 days a week year-round.

Directions: The park is located 1 mile south of Livingston on US Highway 59, 4 miles west on FM 1988, 1/2 mile north on FM 3126 to Park Road 65, which is 75 miles north of Houston.

Entrance Fees

$3 per day, per person 13 and older

To inquire about a group school-sponsored trip contact the park to make arrangements.

Special entrance rates for holders of:

Texas State Parks Pass.

Youth Group Annual Entrance Permit.

Texas Parklands Passport (Bluebonnet Pass)

Facility Fees

Applicable daily entrance fees are charged in addition to the campsite or facility fee. Pets are not allowed in any Texas State Park buildings. For other general pet restrictions check the Texas State Park Regulations. For park specific pet restrictions and more information contact the park at 1-800-792-1112.


Maximum 8 people per campsite unless otherwise noted. Applicable daily entrance fees are charged in addition to the campsite or facility fee.

26 – Campsites with water hookups:
$10 per night

69 – Campsites with electric and water hookups:
$15 per night

56 – Campsites with sewer, electric and water hookups:
$18 per night

10 – Premium (water view) campsites with sewer, electric and water hookups:
$25 per night

10 – Screened Shelters – No Pop-ups or Trailers allowed. Some of these shelters are ADA accessible:
$30 per night

Group picnic pavilion campground (capacity 50) – Facility is an open air pavilion with picnic tables, water, electricity, restrooms and a large BBQ pit:
$35 per night

Day Use Facilities

Group Picnic Pavilion (capacity 50) – Known as the “Activity Center”. This facility is an enclosed building with approximately 8 tables and 50 chairs available. It has a large B-B-Q grill outside. Air-conditioning and heat is available:
$100 per day

Amphitheater (capacity 100):

Swimming Pool – Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day (currently open on weekends only):
$3 per person 13 years of age and over
$2 per person 12 years of age and under
$100 for after hours group rental (One lifeguard per 30 persons up to 150 persons, contact the park for more information.)

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