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Lake Livingston Texas State Park
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Lake Livingston State Park Information:
This 635.5 acre park is located on the 84,800 surface-acre Lake Livingston, a reservoir on the Trinity River. It was acquired from private landowners in 1971, and opened to the public in 1977. The ghost town of Swartwout, a steamboat landing on the Trinity River in the 1830s to 1850s, is located nearby. Multiple pairs of American Bald Eagles nest around Lake Livingston. The eagles are most frequently seen during the fall and winter months. Also watch for woodpeckers that reside in the Pineywoods of East Texas. Park entrance and camping fees apply. For more park information watch the Park Video.  From Livingston, take U.S. 59 South to FM 1988. Go right (west) on FM 1988 for 4 miles to FM 3126; go right (north) to the park.
 
Lake Livingston Information: 
The Lake Livingston Dam on the Trinity River was designed by Brown and Root, Inc. and completed by Forrest and Cotton, Inc. in 1969. The City of Houston and the Trinity River Authority own the Dam. The Trinity River Authority owns Lake Livingston and, in cooperation with the City of Houston, has acquired and operates numerous parks on the lake. The reservoir is used for municipal, industrial, irrigation, and recreation purposes. The towns of Blanchard, Pointblank, Coldspring and Onalaska, numerous residential areas, several public boat ramps, Lake Livingston State Park, Wolf Creek Park, Tigerville Park, approximately 14 private marinas, and over 5,000 campsites are located lakeside. The lake has a normal capacity of 1,788,000 acre feet and covers 82,600 surface acres. It drains an area of 16,616 square miles. It is approximately 2 miles long and has an average depth of 55 feet. This lake is the largest lake constructed for water purposes located totally within the State of Texas, and it is the 2nd largest lake located within the borders of Texas. The undeveloped Pine Island is located in the middle of the lake. The FM 3278 Lake Livingston Bridge connects Polk and San Jacinto Counties. The Reservoir is located approximately 6 miles southwest of Livingston, Texas.
Lake Livingston Location Map 
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Lake Livingston State Park Directions:  
From Livingston, take U.S. 59 South to FM 1988. Go right (west) on FM 1988 for 4 miles to FM 3126; go right (north) to the park.