Lake Livingston

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Lake Livingston is located west of Livingston and 50 miles north of Houston in Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker counties. The dam is located in Polk and San Jacinto counties. The lake is 90,000 surface acres, with an average maximum depth of 77 feet. Native emergent plants are limited to the upper areas of the reservoir and in the backs of coves and embankments. The floating exotic water hyacinth is found throughout the reservoir. Some native emergent vegetation can be found in the upper areas of the reservoir. Very little cover exists in the lower reservoir due to vertical bulkhead.

Lake Livingston is a notable white bass fishery. White bass are plentiful and grow to large sizes. Also notable is the catfish fishery, dominated by blue catfish. Largemouth bass, striped bass, and crappie are less abundant but good catches are possible in areas of the reservoir where habitat is available. White bass are most readily caught in early spring in the many creeks that feed into Lake Livingston. Striped bass can be caught around the 190 bridge area by trolling and vertical jigging spoons or live shad. Largemouth bass are most frequently caught in the bays and creeks from the Kickapoo/Penwaugh area northward. Spring and fall are the most successful seasons for largemouths. Channel and blue catfish can be caught most any time of year on a variety of organic and live baits over the main river channel and in off channel tributaries and creeks. Statewide regulations apply to all fishes with the exception of blue and channel catfish. For portions of the lake in Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker counties, the daily bag and possession limit for blue and channel catfish is 50.

A1: Parr’s Marina & Camp

  • From Trinity, take Texas 94 east 4 miles and turn left on Mansell Road.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated

A2: Cauthan Public Ramp

  • From Trinity take Texas 94 east approximately 3 miles and cross the bridge. The boat ramp is on the right.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • No fee required
  • Open all year

A3: White Rock City Marina

  • From Trinity take Texas 94 east 3 miles. Turn right on a rural road (no name), and travel .7 mile to marina.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936) 594-2824

A4: Outback Campground and Marina

  • From Trinity take Hwy 356 south 4.5 miles and turn right on Marina Road.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936) 581-2775

A5: Gallaway’s Marina

  • From Trinity take Hwy 356 south 7 miles. Marina is on the right before the bridge.
  • Three-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936) 594-2051

A6: Gilmore’s Marina

  • From Trinity take Hwy 356 south and cross the bridge. The marina is on the left.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated

A7: Harbor’s Point Resort

  • From Trinity take Hwy 356 south 8 miles. Turn right at resort sign.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • No fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated

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B1: Riverside Public Ramp

  • From Riverside, take Texas 19 north 10 miles. Boat ramp is on the right before the bridge.
  • One-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • No fee required
  • Open all year

B2: Bethy Creek Resort

  • From Riverside take Texas 19 north to FM 980 east. Go approximately 1 mile and turn left on Shorewood Drive.
  • One-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (800) 537-6251

B3: Cove Marina & Camp

  • From Riverside take Texas 19 north to FM 980 east. Go 3.5 miles to FM 3454. Take FM 3454 2 miles to the marina.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936) 594-2707

B4: Waterwood RV Park

  • From Huntsville take US 190 toward Livingston. Turn left on FM 980, which is the entrance to Waterwood.
  • Three-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated

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C1: Nick’s Pit Stop

  • From Huntsville take US 190 across Lake Livingston bridge to FM 356 west. Turn left and go 3.5 miles.
  • One-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936) 646-5373

C2: Lakeside Resort

  • From Huntsville take US 190 toward Livingston. Cross the Lake Livingston bridge and the marina is on the left.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated

C3: Fair Four Seasons

  • Located 2 miles south of US 190 on FM 3186
  • Three-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated

C4: Vince’s Marina & RV Park

  • Located 12 miles west of Livingston on Navahoe Trail off US 190 in Onalaska
  • Two single-lane ramps will accommodate all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated

C5: Hilton K on the Lake

  • Located approximately 12 miles from Livingston on Navahoe Trail off US 190 in Onalaska
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • No fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936) 646-3431

C6: Playcation Station

  • Located at Onalaska on US 190 just before crossing Kickapoo Creek on the right
  • One-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated

C7: Broken Arrow Lodge

  • Take US 190 to FM 3152. Turn left and travel 1 mile, then turn left at the marina sign.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936) 646-3462

C8: Tripple Creek Marina

  • From Onalaska take US 190 east. Turn left on FM 3152, go .5 mile and turn left on Tripple Creek Loop.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936) 646-3368

C9: Kickapoo Marina

  • From Onalaska take US 190 east. Marina is on the right at the Kickapoo Creek Bridge.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936) 646-3340

C10: Sandy Creek Marina

  • Take US 190 west from Livingston. Marina is on the left at the Sandy Creek bridge.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936) 646-3369

C11: Scenic Cove Marina

  • From Livingston take US 190 west and turn left on FM 3126. Take the first road to the right and go 1.8 miles to the marina.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936) 967-4747

C12: Patrick’s Ferry

  • From Huntsville, take US 190 toward Livingston. The ramp is on the right before the bridge.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • No fee required
  • Open all year

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D1: Penwaugh Resort

  • From Livingston take US 190 west, go 3.5 miles and exit on FM 2457. Go 3.5 miles and turn right at the Penwaugh sign.
  • Three single-lane ramps will accommodate all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936) 967-4752

D2: Blanchard Public Ramp

  • From Livingston take FM 2457 all the way to the end of the road.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • No fee required
  • Open all year

D3: Tigerville Park

  • From Livingston take FM 2457, turn left on FM 3126 to the park.
  • One-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • No fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by Trinity River Authority (936) 365-2292

D4: Beacon Bay Marina

  • From Livingston take FM 2457 to FM 350. Turn left on FM 3126 and the marina is on the left.
  • Three-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936)967-8203

D5: Lake Livingston State Park

  • From Livingston take US 59 south. Turn right on FM 1988, then turn right on FM 3126 to the park.
  • Three 2-lane ramps accommodate all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Operated by Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. (936) 365-2201

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E1: Point Blank Public Ramp

  • From Huntsville take US 190 toward Livingston. In Point Blank turn right on FM 156. At intersection go straight to the boat ramp.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • No fee required
  • Open all year

E2: Holiday Shores Marina

  • From Coldspring take Texas 156 north. Turn right on Hwy 224. Go 7 miles and turn right on Old Hwy 224, look for the marina sign./li>
  • One-lane ramp accommodates all boat types/li>
  • No fee required/li>
  • Open every day in summer; Friday through Sunday only in winter
  • Privately operated (936) 377-2696

E3: Wolf Creek Park

  • From Coldspring take Texas 156 north approximately 1 mile, turn right on Hwy 224 and travel 5 miles to the marina.
  • Two 2-lane ramps accommodate all boat types
  • Entry fee $4 per vehicle, $1 per person
  • Closed December – January
  • Operated by Trinity River Authority (936) 653-4312

E4: Cape Royale

  • From Point Blank, take Texas 156 south to FM 224. Turn left and look for the sign for the marina.
  • Boat ramp available
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated

E5: Indian Creek Marina

  • Located on Hwy 224, 3 miles north of Coldspring at Indian Creek Bridge
  • One-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936) 653-2652

E6: Pier 1514 Marina

  • From Coldspring take FM 1514 north about 3 miles to end of road.
  • Two-lane ramp accommodates all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated (936) 653-4782

E7: 3278 Marina

  • From Coldspring take Texas 150 south to FM 222. Turn left, go 5 miles and turn left again on FM 3278.
  • Two single-lane ramps accommodate all boat types
  • Fee required
  • Open all year
  • Privately operated
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