Archive for the ‘Lake Livingston Geography’ Category


Friday, August 19th, 2011

Recently a rumor has been circulating around the Lake, to the effect that the level of Lake Livingston will be dropped 10-12 feet during the scheduled construction of a hydroelectric facility at the Livingston dam. NOT TRUE. Construction of the hydroelectric plant is a possibility, but an executive of the Trinity River Authority, which operates Lake Livingston, stated that construction will employ a coffer dam, and lake levels will not be impacted. Operation of this plant, if built will be “run of the river”, to minimize operational impact on the Lake. For more information, contact the Trinity River Authority


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 .

Finding Your Way Around Lake Livingston – The Map

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Lake Livingston is large (almost 100,000 acres), and is bordered by four counties. Dozens of lakeside subdivisions ring the lake and many are not well-identified on Web-based maps. In some cases GPS map data are wrong.  Highway maps are only marginally useful.  Perhaps the best way to navigate the lake is with the aid of the Lake Livingston Fishing Map published by AID Lake Maps.  It is a great map of the lake itself, and has most of the lakeside subdivisions and area highways well-identified.  Waterproof  and fold-tolerant, this excellent map is available at many area marinas and convenience stores, as well as over the Web from

The East Texas Hill Country

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Lake Livingston is surrounded by the forest lands of the East Texas Hill Country. Texas FM 980, between Hwy 190 and Hwy 19, is an especially attractive drive that skirts the western side of the lake from the center to the northern boundary of the lake near Riverside, TX.  Always scenic, this is an especially pretty area in early spring.  Many lakeside communities lie along this portion of FM 980, notably Waterwood, Emerald Point, Lakeside Village, the Thomas Lake (FM3454) communities, Lakeland, Lake Livingston Heights. Bethy Creek Resort and Cove Marina are also along this route

Lake Livingston Cities

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Three incorporated cities border Lake Livingston:  Point Blank (San Jacinto County), Onalaska (Polk County) and Riverside (Walker County). The cities of Coldspring, Trinity and Livingston are all near Lake Livingston.