Archive for the ‘Lake Livingston Destinations’ Category

New kickapoo Marina Boat Slips

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Kickapoo Marina, on the outskirts of Onalaska, TX has new boat slip offerings.

Lakeside RV Resort & Marina Now Affilliated with KOA

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Lakeside RV Resort and Marina is now affiliated with Kampgrounds Of America (KOA). Check out the Web site at


Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Recent rains have brought the lake up to its normal level, and all boat launches that were closed due to reduced lake levels are back in service.


Saturday, December 17th, 2011

p1010021a.jpgIn spite of searing summer heat and drought in the lake area, nature has come through with a nice fall foliage color display. Once again, some of the best viewing is on Hwy 190 between Livingston and FM 980 and on FM 980 North from Hwy 190 to Riverside.  Foliage color should last through Christmas.

New Owners At Cove Marina

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Cove Marina, near the north end of the lake, has new owners, Larry and Patti George. The facility is being remodeled, and will re-open in January, 2012. Cove Marina is a full-service facility, offering Camping, Groceries and RV rental.

Ryan’s Ferry Boat Launch Temporarily Closed

Monday, September 12th, 2011

With Lake Livingston now about 3 feet below normal (128 ft msl at this post), and the formation of a sand bar blocking access to the Trinity River channel. The free Ryan’s Ferry Boat Launch, operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife is not currently usable. This boat launch is on the west side of the 190 causeway over the lake, just outside of Onalaska.

The commercial boat launch on the east end of the causeway at Lakeside RV Resort is open.

It’s Now Bubba’s Lakeside Bar & Grill

Monday, March 14th, 2011

The restaurant at the Lakeside RV Park in Onalaska is under new management, and has taken the name Bubba’s Lakeside Bar & Grill.We ate lunch there yesterday, and the food and service were great. Owner/Manger Dave “Bubba” Vinson and his staff  offer up a varied menu at this waterfront location, which features spectacular views of the middle part of Lake Livingston.The address is 15152 Hwy 190 West, Onlaska TX. Phone: 936-646-4734


Friday, February 25th, 2011

Many dogs love to chase cars. In Riverside just off Hwy 19, on FM 980, about 1 block east of the traffic signal, lives an old dog, possibly a Collie or Collie mix.  For at least 10 years, this dog has been defending its territory by chasing off cars going down FM 980. In its prime it could give cars a real run.The dog is old now, and does not move as fast, but still will give a short run  at cars on a warm sunny day. If it’s not up to an actual chase, you can still see the gleam in its eyes as it tracks trespassing vechcles.If you’re passing through Riverside, at the North end of Lake Livingston, drive by and wave to the Old Dog


Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Point Blank, Texas is a town just off of Lake Livingston, was originally Point Blanc. The present name is not a “wild westism” like Cut n’ Shoot is.County Precinct offices (San Jacinto County), a post office and convenience stores serve the nearby Lake subdivisions .


Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Early onset of cold weather in the Lake area has extended the time frame to view Fall foliage this year. Look for areas around the lake that are mixed forest (not mostly evergreen pine).  A good area to drive now is Highway 90, between Livingston and Point Blank.