Lake Livingston State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

Calm waters lap against tree-lined shores in Lake Livingston State Park, a popular family getaway in southeastern Texas. With its long stretch of waterfront and gentle terrain, this is the perfect spot to get away from it all. Hike along shaded paths, or take your mountain bike down winding single-track. The park is also an ideal place for fishing, swimming, and boating. Houston lies just 74 miles to the southwest, and the small town of Livingston is conveniently located 8 miles to the northeast. The extended warm season in the area creates plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water, and the cool winters draw hikers and bikers.

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Weather
Spring 50-75 F
Summer 70-95 F
Fall 60-85 F
Winter 45-60 F
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Nearby Cities
Livingston, TX
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Livingston State Park

Whether you’re visiting on a hot, sunny summer weekend or a breezy winter day, an RV is a comfortable place to kick back during your trip to Lake Livingston State Park. If you’re bringing small children or pets, your RV also offers a bit of extra peace of mind; alligators live in the park, so caution is key. If you’re not an RV owner yet, renting an RV is the perfect way to camp in comfort and try out the model you’re curious about. Some of the area's top RV campgrounds are listed below.

Lake Livingston State Park Campgrounds

Set up a convenient home base inside the park at one of the Lake Livingston State Park Campgrounds. With a wide range of full-hookup sites, this is a terrific spot for RVers. You can choose from 20- to 50-amp electric service, and every site comes with a lantern post, fire ring, and picnic table for outdoor dining. The restrooms and hot showers are a convenient perk. Keep in mind that some camping areas, including Pin Oak, Yaupon, and Hercules, require a two-night stay if you’re coming on the weekend. Nightly rates start at $18 for electricity-only RV sites and $20 for ones with full hookups.

Camp Jason RV Resort

Located just 10 minutes from Lake Livingston State Park, Camp Jason RV Resort offers just about all the luxury you could ask for from an RV trip. This family-owned campground offers full-hookup sites in an area with plenty of shade trees. It’s a great option if you’re bringing a pet—there’s even an off-leash park so your dog can run free. Inside the park, enjoy amenities like a catch-and-release pond, laundry room, free Wi-Fi, and a playground. Rates start at $50 per night for up to two adults and two kids; campers get great discounts for weekly stays. Choose from pull-through or back-in sites.

Wolf Creek Park

Camp right across the lake from Lake Livingston State Park at Wolf Creek Park. This well-maintained park offers full-hookup sites and a family-friendly atmosphere, making it a great choice for RVers with kids. Rent canoes and kayaks at the on-site marina, or fish from the shore. With a playground, volleyball court, and basketball court, there’s always something active to do here. For the most relaxing vibe, book ahead to get one of the sites next to the water. Forty-six of the park’s 103 sites offer full hookups with 50-amp electricity. Rates start at $25 per night for an RV site and $35 per night for a waterfront RV site.

Lake Livingston / Onalaska KOA Holiday

Fall asleep to the sound of gentle waves at Lake Livingston / Onalaska KOA Holiday, which is located on the lake about 19 miles north of Lake Livingston State Park. It's hard to beat this park for perks—overnight guests get access to the clubhouse kitchen, a dog-sitting service, a swimming pool, and a hot tub. With Wi-Fi and cable TV, staying connected and comfortable is a breeze. Feel free to bring your big rig; the biggest site is 100 feet long. The RV sites offer full hookups, and many have spectacular water views. Rates vary by season, and you can often find special deals and discounts listed on the campground's website.

RV Rentals Near Lake Livingston State Park

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What to Do at
Lake Livingston State Park

Inside Lake Livingston State Park

At Lake Livingston State Park, you can choose your own adventure. If you want to relax, simply kick back by the fire at your campsite or head to the pier and fish for white bass or catfish. If you’re feeling active, go for a swim in the designated area or rent a canoe or kayak from the park store and explore the water; just be sure to check the park’s alligator safety tips first. Hiking, mountain biking, geocaching, and bird-watching are also popular activities with visitors.

Outside Lake Livingston State Park

Lake Livingston State Park is located in a lush, green area of Texas. The surrounding landscape is ideal for outdoor adventures. Plus, with so many small towns nearby, you’ll never run out of places to explore.

Restaurants

Hitch-N-Post Cafe

One of the closest restaurants to the park is the Hitch-N-Post Cafe, which serves indulgent barbecue and classic sides. Known for its personable service and eclectic decor, this is a great spot for families.

Type: BBQ

Location: Livingston, Texas

Lone Star Charlie's Family Restaurant

With its classic American menu, this is the perfect place for a homestyle Texan lunch or dinner. Try one of the burgers or go with a delicious hot sandwich. They also serve all-day breakfast at this diner.

Type: American

Location: Livingston, Texas

Sakura

If you’re looking for a lighter meal, head to Sakura for a sushi roll or a classic Japanese grill meal.

Type: Japanese

Location: Livingston, Texas

Adriana's Taqueria & Ice Cream

Grab dinner and dessert at Adriana’s, which offers a menu of tacos, Mexican classics, and ice cream. It’s popular among local families, so arrive early to beat the line.

Type: Mexican

Location: Livingston, Texas

David Beard's Catfish King

Dine like a local at this rustic spot, which serves catfish, seafood, and Southern-inspired sides. With its Western-themed interior, this is a fun place for families.

Type: Seafood

Location: Livingston, Texas

Shopping

P & D Collectible Shop

Just up the road from Lake Livingston State Park, this spot is the perfect place to find a unique antique or decor item for your home.

Location: Livingston, Texas

Sew Fancy

Allow plenty of time to browse the fascinating selection of gifts, antiques, and sewing supplies at Sew Fancy. This friendly shop also sells candy, salt lamps, and emu soaps.

Location: Livingston, Texas

HomeGrownTX

Pick up clothing and gifts by Texas artisans at this adorable shop, which carries everything from kids’ clothes to home decor.

Location: Livingston, Texas

Junk In The Trunk

Packed with gifts and clothing, Junk In The Trunk is a fun place to browse on a rainy or hot afternoon.

Location: Livingston, Texas

Country Charm Boutique

Buy a locally made piece of jewelry or a unique Texas gift at this tiny shop, which has a charming, rustic vibe.

Location: Livingston, Texas

Sightseeing

Lake Livingston Dam

Bring your fishing gear to this massive dam; it’s regularly stocked with bass, making it the ideal spot for fishing.

Location: Livingston, Texas

Polk County Memorial Museum

Plan to spend an hour in this small but interesting museum, which is located a short drive from the park. Educational exhibits cover everything from ancient creatures to Native American life and the creation of the local timber industry.

Location: Livingston, Texas

Old City Cemetery

Located in Livingston, this historic cemetery is the final resting place for many Civil War soldiers. During the bluebonnet season, the grounds are lined with brilliantly colored flowers.

Location: Livingston, Texas

Sam Houston National Forest

Lace up your hiking boots and explore this lush forest on the Lone Star Hiking Trail. Lightly trafficked and boasting beautiful views, this is a great place to visit in winter.

Location: The park's ranger station is located 3 miles west of New Waverly, Texas.

Lake Conroe Park

Enjoy an afternoon of swimming and fishing at this lovely park, which has a variety of family-friendly facilities and sports fields.

Location: Montgomery, Texas

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How to Get to
Lake Livingston State Park

To get to Lake Livingston State Park, you’ll need to access County Road 3126. From Livingston, take County Road 1988 or County Road 350 west until you meet County Road 3126.

Entering Lake Livingston State Park

Lake Livingston State Park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Adults and teens 13 and over : $5

Children 12 years and under : $0

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