Lake Livingston is a largely undiscovered 83,000 acre lake nestled in the "beautiful piney woods" of East Texas. Located approximately one hour northeast of Houston, it is an easily accessible location for a "weekend getaway" or a permanent residence on the lake. Lake Livingston is owned and operated by the Trinity River Authority of Texas. It is the second largest lake totally within the state of Texas, only Sam Rayburn Reservoir is larger.
The earthen dam construction began in 1966 and was completed in 1969 at a cost of US$83,996,957. Lake Livingston's maximum length is 31 miles and maximum width is 9 miles with an average depth of 23 feet and maximum depth of 90 feet. Surface elevation is kept at a constant 131 feet. Lake Livingston was built with no flood control capabilities so all water entering the lake whether it is from rainfall or inflow must exit the lake through the dam to continue the flow down the trinity river.
Popular for fishing, camping and watersports, many of the trees were left standing when the lake was filled, which has left brush and logs for a natural habitat in the many inlets and coves on the lake. Lake Livingston is especially noted for white bass and blue catfish.
Camping at Lake Livingston can be a delightful experience. Lake Livingston State Park offers horseback riding and nature trails, in addition to the many campsites and boatramps. The 635 acre park is part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife System. The Trinity River Authority operates Wolf Creek Park and campsites and Tigerville Day Park.
Watersports such as boating, jetskiing and swimming are also very popular on Lake Livingston because of the vastness of the lake. You can "kayak up a creek" or go to Pine Island for a picnic and swim and never feel crowded. Lake Livingston's proximity to the Sam Houston National Forest has allowed it to retain much of it's natural grandeur and beauty.
Lake Livingston is bordered by four counties. ( San Jacinto, Polk, Trinity and Walker). With 450 miles of shoreline surrounding Lake Livingston, the landscape is extremely diverse. From populated subdivisions and towns to the more secluded towns and fishing communities, whatever you are looking for in a lake property, we have it at Lake Livingston. From the "gated" community with 24 hour security guards to the secluded fishing cabins in the woods, Lake Livingston has it all! Our website is designed to familiarize you with the different subdivisions on Lake Livingston. We have even included maps and pictures. We have done the legwork for you, so enjoy!!!!!!!
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