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“Watersports State Park”

Lake Livingston State Park
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Livingston
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is not a park for hikers or campers.

There are approximately 13 tent pad sites, and the bath facilities by the tent sites have no shower facilities. If you are tent camping you either need to set up in between the RV sites or walk about 1/2 mile to the showers. In July in Texas, walking 1/2 mile outside negates the benefit of any shower.

There are only a handful of trails, and one of them is in such bad repair/state that I considered my 2.5 hours on that trail climbing over, under, and through felled trees and constantly taking bearings trying to find the trail as "off trail" hiking.

If you are a hiker and camper, I would say that you need about 3 hours to hike the actual maintained trails and you could choose to stay overnight if you just don't want to drive home.

However, there are multiple boat docks, actually fishing piers with cleaning stations, and a pool (condition unverified, but well used based on the noise level).

Overall, a good park for fishers or those with a boat, but not a "general state park" with wilderness, trails, and wildlife as I was seeking.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is a large park... with not a lot to do really.. the sites were nice, shady and decent size. We didn't have a lantern pole. There is no swimming area however there is a pool.. it's only open Thurs - Sunday though. We went over to Northshore RV resort for the day, it's 35.00 for 4 people. They have a pool, swimming area and a splash pad. My kids caught perch and catfish off the bank.. so the fishing seemed to be good. We did not hike any of the trails. There are horse stables and you can pay to take a ride on the horses.. or ponies for the little ones.. I don't see us returning any time soon.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

We decided to return to camping and even on the busiest holiday of the year (Memorial Day weekend) we enjoyed the visit. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They parole the park often and are at your service. They care about your opinion. Third largest lake in Texas and they have a large fishing dock with a nice cleaning station. Other campers said some fish were caught there but lots of fish were caught on the lake, especially white bass. There are convenient play areas for children while you fish or just enjoy nature. The sites are nice and not too close together even in the more crowded sections. The restrooms and showers were nice and a great convenience. They have horse and hay rides that looked like fun. Even the campers were nice, most were considerate and their children enjoyed the freedom in a safe environment, as well as their parents I'm sure.

5  Thank treeleaner
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

we caught 17 channel catfish the four days we were there livingston state park is one of the best places for camping with kids we rode bikes thru out the park it is a great place to take the family (one other not some people dont read street sign very good the one way means one way other than that fun fun for the whole family including the family pet)

2  Thank Eddie W
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Its definitely a safe bet for beginners. Two of us rented a screened shelter. Recommended are No 3 and 4 as they have air flow and very good view of the lake. We had lot of space just in front of the lake beside our cabin to setup a tent. Restrooms aren't that great though. As its expected in public places. Shower areas are good. Staff are friendly. Initially our cabin was occupied past our check in time but staff got them cleared . Unfortunately park store is closed for renovation so we traveled for 5 miles to get to a gas stations for ice. Lake view was amazing.

2  Thank Pkand
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