Lake Livingston and Onalaska, Texas
As surprising as some destinations and some pit stops along the way can be, sometimes you’re still surprised when you read more about a place after you’ve visited. Take our visit to Lake Livingston for example.
I learned that this gorgeous lake, which I found really quite beautiful, was actually constructed by the Houston municipal government! And the city of Houston is an hour from here! Also, that Onalaska actually originated in 1840 and that its population once dipped to about eight until Lake Livingston was manufactured by Houston city.
Well we really just wanted a nice spot to spend some time camping and we certainly found it at the KOA Lake Livingston. Our site was directly on the lake and the best part of all? There is a bar and restaurant attached to the KOA Campground office right on the water.
There are several campgrounds in the area and we opted for the KOA. There’s a pool and fishing nearby and the restaurant was really quite nice to have as a convenience. We met another couple and chatted over drinks at the bar. There was an ice cream social that we didn’t go to but was held in a pavilion overlooking the water. The camp store was nice and the people were very friendly.
For anyone who doesn’t have an RV, there are cabins at the campground that you can also rent. It makes for a peaceful escape from just about anywhere and we really enjoyed our overnight visit here though you could easily spend a lot more time here.
Have a great time exploring. Take time to slow down and discover some beauty. We explore more small town East Texas towns next as we continue on our 17 day RV road trip.