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Livingston is a small town located in Polk County in east-central Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,335 full-time residents. Just east of town is the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, which had a population of 480 as of the 2000 census. Livingston is well-known for being home base to Lake Livingston, which is the second largest lake ever constructed for water supply purposes in the state of Texas. Only Sam Rayburn Reservoir is bigger. Lake Livingston is 2.5 miles long and has an average depth of 55 feet. It has a surface area of 83,000 acres and is 23 feet with a maximum depth of 90 feet. Lake Livingston has more than 450 miles of shoreline that extends into San Jacinto, Polk, Walker, and Trinity Counties. Things to do at the lake include swimming, fishing, boating, sailing, jet skiing, camping, picnicking, hiking, biking and simply relaxing at lakeside, enjoying the views. It's nicknamed "Water Wonderland," and there are many beautiful homes and campgrounds, as well as several small communities, surrounding the lake. For those who enjoy camping, parks at Lake Livingston offer over 5,000 campsites and 100 boat launching ramps. Livingston is just 80 miles north of Houston and 175 miles south east of Dallas.

Surrounding areas: Onalaska, Texas (12.7 mi), Lake Livingston, Texas (13.0 mi), Point Blank, Texas (16.7 mi), Romayor, Texas (18.7 mi), Waterwood, Texas (19.5 mi), Willis, Texas (38.1 mi)

Livingston Vacation Rentals




Livingston Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn Livingston1510 Us Hwy 59 South LoopLivingston, TX (936) 327-2300
Holiday Inn Express120 S Point LnLivingston, TX (936) 327-9600
Super 8117 Hwy 59 Loop SLivingston, TX (936) 327-2451

Livingston Weather & Climate

The North Texas Piney Woods Region lies in a humid subtropical climate zone. This region in eastern Texas receives more rainfall than any other region in the state. More than 60 inches annually of rain falls in the far eastern portion. This is due to the Gulf of Mexico currents that carry humid air to the region. While coastal sections see the most cloudy days statewide, northern sections see the most sunny days. This area is prone to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, generally in the springtime. The heat of summer is intensified by high humidity. During winter and spring along the immediate coast, temperatures are kept cool by relatively cool Gulf waters. In late winter and early spring, dense fog, called advection fog, can form when warm air moves over the cool shelf waters. The region is also vulnerable to hurricanes, although plenty of warning is generally given for these types of storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 59°F 35°F 4.64 in. -
February 63°F 38°F 3.47 in. -
March 71°F 45°F 3.89 in. -
April 77°F 52°F 3.92 in. -
May 84°F 61°F 5.54 in. -
June 90°F 67°F 5.20 in. -
July 94°F 70°F 3.55 in. -
August 94°F 69°F 3.41 in. -
September 88°F 64°F 4.73 in. -
October 80°F 53°F 3.82 in. -
November 69°F 45°F 4.76 in. -
December 61°F 37°F 4.92 in. -

Livingston Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Lone Star Executive airport (CXO) located about 37 miles southwest of Livingston in Conroe, Texas, the George Bush Intcntl Houston airport (IAH) located approximately 55 miles southwest of Livingston in Houston, Texas, the David Wayne Hooks Memorial airport (DWH) located roughly 58 miles southwest of Livingston in Houston, Texas, and finally the Southeast Texas Regional airport (BPT) located around 75 miles southeast of Livingston in Beaumont, Texas.

Livingston Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags AstroWorldHoustonTX70.4 mi.
 
Water Parks
SplashTown WaterparkSpringTX52.3 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Mill Ridge Golf ClubLivingstonTX 
Cape Royale Golf ClubColdspringTX13.9 mi.
High Meadow Ranch Golf ClubMagnoliaTX22.1 mi.
 
State Parks
Huntsville State ParkTX35.6 mi. 
 
Museums
Woodlands Science and Art CenterThe WoodlandsTX50.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Ellen Trout ZooLufkinTX45.0 mi.
Houston Zoological GardensHoustonTX70.4 mi.
Rainforest at Moody GardensGalvestonTX97.8 mi.
Caldwell ZooTylerTX115.4 mi.


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