Lake Livingston-Polk County, Texas
Gateway between the Texas Forest Country and Gulf Coast. Visit for a day or stay for a lifetime --- a perfect place to unwind and relax or play hard and explore. A jewel nestled in the East Texas forest, surrounded by acres of towering pine, oak, and magnolia dotted with delicate dogwood, Polk County is full of hidden treasures awaiting your discovery. For information regarding any of the following activities/events or locations, please contact The Chamber at 936-327-4929 or visit www.polkchamber.com. Check out the Calendar of Events.
Albama-Coushatta Tribe --- oldest Indian reservation in TX. Call 936-563-1100 for event information.
- Visit Lake Tombigbee Campgrounds --- 26 acre lake with camping sites, hook-ups, rental cabins and tipis.
- Children’s Powwow --- Last Saturday in January
- Annual Powwow --- First weekend in June
- Independence Day Music Festival --- July
- Fast Pitch Softball Tournament --- Labor Day weekend
- Native American Arts & Crafts ---First weekend in December
Big Thicket National Preserve --- a nature and bird watchers paradise.
- hiking/cycling trails, along with camping opportunities.
Lake Livingston --- Second largest lake in TX (93,000+ acres)
- Visit Lake Livingston State Park or other area facilities for camping, rv hookups, boating, fishing, a variety of water sports and other activities.
- Polk County July 4th Fireworks Show over Lake Livingston (Onalaska area). Bring your lawn chairs and your blankets to watch this amazing display over the water --- come early to reserve a good spot. This show can be seen from the water or from the shore.
City of Livingston --- variety of events/ activities throughout the year. Call 936-327-3656 or visit www.UBHOOKD.com for detailed information on the following:
- Livingston Trade Days --- this monthly outdoor market is a treasure hunters’ delight, held on the weekend before the Third Monday.
- Outdoor Expo in March
- Kid Fishing Frenzy in April
- Spring Yard Sale each May
- Christmas in July
- September Fall Yard Sale Extravaganza
- October Scarecrows, Scaredy Cats and Pumpkin Patches. Shop at Trade Days, visit the area merchants and take advantage of the decorations and photo ops in the area.
- November Hunting Widow’s Shopping Spree (first weekend in November) and Downtown Community Garage Sale.
- December Christmas Light Displays, Lighted Parade & Hometown Christmas (2nd weekend in December). People come from near and far to see the lighted displays spread around the City of Livingston and to watch the lighted parade.