Lake Livingston State Park
Blue Heron

A young Blue Heron at the "Duck Pond"
on the Pineywoods Nature Walk

Lake Livingston State Park is a 635 acre park on the shore of Lake Livingston. It has been open to the public since 1977.

The park offers camping, picnicking, a swimming pool (Memorial Day to Labor Day), mountain biking, nature study, fishing (crappie, perch, catfish, and bass), and boating.

The park has showers, full RV hook ups, rest rooms, screened shelters, a store, a group pavilion, an amphitheatre, and recreation hall. It offers horseback riding as well.

Trail Notes

Livingston State Park Trail

Lake Livingston State Park has several trails:

  • The Livingston Trail is almost 3 miles long. It connects all of the park's campsites and offers some of its best forest and wildlife viewing.

  • The Pineywoods Nature Walk is almost a mile in length. This trail winds through woodland and wetland habitats. It is one of two interpretive trails (has informational signs along the trail) in the park. A raised boardwalk is a featured part of this trail. It passes the Duck Pond and the Frog pond, both offering excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.

  • The Oak Flat Trail is a third of a mile long. Along this interpretive trail is the rare Nutmeg Hickory Tree.

Livingston State Park

Directions:

From Polk County Courthouse (Intersection of Hwy 59 Business and Highway 190)

  1. Go South 2 miles on Hwy 59 to FM 1988

  2. Turn right (West)

  3. Drive 4 miles to FM 3126

  4. Turn right (West)

  5. Drive .5 miles

  6. Turn left at State Park sign