Archive for the ‘Lake Livingston Living’ Category

New kickapoo Marina Boat Slips

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

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


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.

Bald Eagles

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Bald Eagles are among the winter visitors to the lake. While some are full-time residents of the lake area, the population increases in the winter months. A large adult eagle was sighted mid-morning on FM980 near Waterwood Drive on December 6th . For more information, see:

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.

They’re Baaaaaack!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The annual Spring migration of  Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds has made it to Lake Livingston. From now through the early part of October, if you put out a hummingbird feeder or two, they’ll keep you amused with their antics.

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

Winter On The Lake

Monday, January 10th, 2011

The relatively mild and short Winter season on the lake peaks in January and the first half of February. Lake Livingston RV parks host a large number of Winter Visitors each year who come from much colder climates to spend Winter here.Water sports such as water-skiing, wake boarding and tubing are on hold until warmer weather. The warm days between northers are great for bicycling, walking, running, fishing and golf.Winter is a great time for feeding wild birds, and for spotting eagles who nest along the lake.