Lake Livingston State Park

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Lake Livingston State Park


(936) 365-2201

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Lake Livingston State Park, in Polk County, one mile southwest of Livingston, contains 635.5 acres along Lake Livingston a 84,800-acre reservoir. It was acquired by warranty deed and from private landowners in 1971 and opened to the public in 1977. The park offers camping; picnicking; swimming pool (Memorial Day to Labor Day); mountain biking; nature study; fishing (crappie, perch, catfish, and bass); and boating; Day use equestrian is now available. The Park Store and Marina (936-365-3000) rents mountain bikes, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, and rowboats.

It is located near the ghost town of Swartwout, a steamboat landing on the Trinity River in the 1830s and 1850s, and the meeting place of Polk County's first commissioners court before voters selected Livingston as county seat.

Map of Lake Livingston (TX)

Latitude, Longitude: 30.657072, -94.996068



  • Boating

    The Park Store and Marina rents mountain bikes, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, and rowboats.

  • Bicycling

    Mountain biking is among one of the most popular activities.

  • Camping

    The park offers camping.

  • Fishing

    Popular fish species include crappie, perch, catfish, and bass.

  • Hiking

    More information on trails can be found by clicking the Trail Map link.

  • Horseback Riding

    Note: Public not allowed to bring their own horses - must use the horses provided by Lake Livingston Stables. Guided Trail Rides - Enjoy a leisurely ride through 2.5 miles of scenic and wooded terrain, while observing the abundance of plants and wildlife this park has to offer. The rides are scheduled to leave five to six times daily on weekends-year round.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is encouraged.

  • RVing

    Contact park regarding RVing oppurtunities.

  • Water Sports

    Fishing and boating are popular water sports.


Weather: Average Rainfall 48/January average 37 degrees; July average 94 degrees. Open: 7 days a week year-round.



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.

Phone Numbers


(936) 365-2201