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Lake Livingston State Park Canoeing
Day use area at Lake Livingston State Park

Lake Livingston State Park is located near Livingston in Polk County, Texas. It is in the southern portion of the Piney Woods region of the state, an hour north of Houston. The 635 acre park along Lake Livingston opened in 1977.


  • Campsites with water
  • Campsites with water and electricity
  • Full-hookup campsites
  • Premium full-hookup campsites
  • Screened shelters
  • Picnic pavilions
  • Activity center
  • Park store
  • Fire rings
  • Water/sewer hookups
  • 30- and 50-amp service
  • Restrooms/showers
  • Leashed pets permitted outdoors
  • Picnic areas
  • 3 boat ramps
  • 2 fish-cleaning stations
  • Pier
  • Swimming


Lake Livingston State Park Pine Trees
Picnicking in the tall pines.
  • Swimming
  • Fishing (rods, reels, & tackle available on loan via Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Tackle Loaner Program)
  • Boating
  • Rentals (Thursday–Sunday, 8:30 A.M – 3:30 P.M)
    • Canoeing
    • Kayaking (single and double)
    • Paddleboarding
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Birdwatching
  • Picnicking
  • Geocaching
  • Ranger programs & tours
  • Junior Ranger Explorer Packs on loan


  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Sam Houston National Forest
  • Ball fields
  • Bowling alley
  • Golf course
  • Tennis court
  • Municipal airport
  • Polk County Library and Memorial Museum
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