Tall lobloly pines and water oaks shade Lake Livingston State Park, which is a popular haven for camping, hiking, horseback riding, and fishing. Lake Livingston is 82,400 acres and the park is 635 acres with 2.5 miles of lake shoreline. The sites are spacious, level, and all contain at least a picnic table, fire pit, and lantern holder, some have a grill. The park is clean, well maintained, and offers a lot to do. Lake Livingston Park is a very popular park and fills up most weekends, so make a reservation well in advance. You can click on the above reservation link to book a campsite with Reserve America.
If you are boating, you'll be happy to know that in October of 2006 when most lakes were down 5 to 30 feet, Livingston had just received a lot of rain and was full. So no problem launching your boat in either of the two boat ramps and heading out to cruise the lake. We haven't boated Livingston, so we can't shed any light on where to go and what to do, but I understand it gets rough, has lots of coves, and the shore line is developed with some nice houses.
We spent our time biking the trails around the campground and throughout the park and doing all those other fun camping activities like eating, playing games, sitting around the campfire, etc. Cruise by the marina and climb to the top of the observation tower for a great view of the park and lake.
You have the lake and not much else unless you want to drive to Houston or Huntsville. If you found some fun things to do nearby, please let us know. You can find nearby golf courses in the Golfing Texas section of Texas Outside. The closest ones that we have played are Waterwood National (8.8 Stars) and Kingwood Cove (6 Stars)