The park was very nice, had clean bathrooms, spacious sites and was shady. A few things unfortunately let this park down. The staff were very unhelpful and rude, the mosquito problem was outrages and the swimming pool is closed. You also may think it is cheap until they tell you at the end that there is a $5 per person fee on top of your camping fees!
Another great Texas state park. Park is huge and you can reserve specific spots now on the lake.
Although there has been some substantial tree loss due to recent hurricanes and drought, this remains an attractive and shady park. There is lots to do, including camping, picnicking, hiking, a swimming pool, mountain biking, horseback riding, nature study, fishing (crappie, perch, catfish and bass) and boating. Most campsites are spacious, level, and shaded. Our favorites are on the Piney Shores loop because they are right on the shore of Lake Livingston, and have outstanding views across the water.
We love that you can reserve a specific site in the Piney Shores and Red Oak areas. The photos on the web site let you see each site, so you know ahead of time what you are getting and that your rig will fit. We wish all state parks had this. These two areas of the park have had renovations done since our last visit in November 2015. The roads are completely repaved, the parking sites redone with concrete, (no more precarious dropoffs at the edge.), new tables, and new fire rings/grills. Piney Shores is right on the bank of the beautiful Lake Livingston, where we enjoyed great sunsets and watching birds such as seagulls, pelicans, and even a pair of Bald Eagles! Most sites are spacious, level, and shaded. Depending on your rig, some sites may require up to 40 feet of electric cord and/or water and sewer hose. Navigating the roads and entering the sites is easy. Electric service was good, but water pressure was 40 PSI most of the week, and dropped to only 20 PSI on a busy Saturday. For those rainy days, we were able to get a strong 4G Verizon signal, and could get all TV networks except ABC. We camped at Lake Livingston State Park in a Travel Trailer.
We love staying at this park! Especially if we can get a spot in the Piney Shores loop. It is right on the bank of the beautiful Lake Livingston, where we enjoyed great sunsets and watching birds such as seagulls, pelicans, and anhingas. Most sites are spacious, level, and shaded. A few of them did have sewer hookups that were slightly uphill. Workers came by each morning to mow and clear leaves. We love that you can reserve a specific site at this park! Although the swimming pool has permanently closed, you can swim, boat, and fish in the lake, as well as hike, bike, and ride horses. It is quiet during the night, and stargazing is excellent. For those rainy days, we were able to get a strong 4G Verizon signal, and could get all TV networks except ABC.
Enjoyed 10 days here. The staff are fantastic. The park is in superb shape with much of the park being updated with new pavement on the roads and new concrete pads. The views of the lake from the Pineywoods loop are breathtaking. Wonderfully wide walking/bike trails. Nice gift shop. This could be the best park we have ever been to.