Highlights of Livingston

If you’re looking for a peaceful place to fish and relax, head to Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA, an RV park tucked away in the pine forests of East Texas. When you venture into town, don’t miss the Thomas Mercantile, which is one of the area’s treasures.


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Thomas Mercantile

Founded in 1913, the Thomas Mercantile is a quaint, charming gift shop that will take you back in time in the most enjoyable way. Terry Thomas-Smith, the current owner, is the fourth generation of the family to operate the enterprise. You’ll be warmly welcomed as you come in and browse through an array of gift items that include candles, lotions, soaps, jewelry accessories and food items.

Jack Thomas, the owner’s father, is a WWII POW who sits on the porch and greets patrons. Within the store, you’re likely to see Kiku Thomas, the owner’s aunt, whose handmade pillowcases and aprons are available for purchase.

A visit to this store is a must. The address is 2464 Old Highway 35 N. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Trade Days

The Livingston Trade Days are held on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday before the third Monday of each month at Pedigo Park. You’ll find food, antiques and collectibles as well as arts and crafts. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Stay With Us

To book your spot, call (800) 562-5714 or visit our website. For information, call (936) 646-3824 or emailinfo@lakelivingstonkoa.com. The address is 15152 US Hwy 190 West in Onalaska, TX 77360.


Escape to the Piney Woods of East Texas

Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA has some nice features that make camping most enjoyable. Its lakefront location is ideal for outdoor pursuits such as swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking.

lake-livingston-koaThe palm trees, wildlife and bridges provide a scenic, relaxing area for a stroll, while the beach offers an unbeatable spot to watch the breathtaking sunsets. A stay here is filled with simple pleasures that make a vacation fulfilling.

Farmhouse on the Lake

Have you ever wished that your campground had a restaurant on the premises? Campers at our park love the special amenity of Farmhouse on the Lake. After a day of recreation, you can partake of menu items such as hand-breaded chicken fried steak as well as homemade cornbread and pie. The eatery is a good place for a leisurely meal because it has delicious food and affords views of the lake. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday but open for lunch and supper on Wednesday through Sunday.

Polk County Memorial Museum

Visitors to the park often go into Livingston to tour the Polk County Memorial Museum. The depository houses artifacts pertaining to the Civil War, Native Americans and early settlers of the area. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and admission is free.

Stay With Us

Come to our getaway in the Piney Woods of East Texas. To make your reservations, call (800) 562-5714 or visit our website. For information, call (936) 646-3824 or emailinfo@lakelivingstonkoa.com. The address is 15152 US Hwy 190 West in Onalaska, TX 77360.

Celebrate Summer on Lake Livingston    

Summer is officially here, which means it’s time for a fun-filled vacation. Take a few days off work and bring the whole family to Onalaska/Lake Livingston KOA, where you can soak up the sun and splash in the water.

Lake LivingstonOur swimming pool is open for the season, and it’s one of our most popular amenities. Combat those hot summer days with a refreshing dip in our cold pool. Lather up with sunscreen and work on your tan as you soak up vitamin D. Or, come relax on the Lake Livingston beach right on our campgrounds. Enjoy the scenic view of the lake that leads to a swimming area reserved only for our guests.

If you want to cruise over the water, rent a boat from Sunny Days Boat Rental. You can grab a wave runner, kayak or pontoon boat on weekends and major holidays. Call (936) 444-7199 for pricing information and reservations. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, swing by Farmhouse on the Lake. With hand-breaded chicken fried chicken and homemade desserts, you’ll love the country cooking and homey feel of this restaurant! Then come home to Onalaska/Lake Livingston KOA and enjoy a breathtaking sunset. Call now to reserve your summer vacation!

Relax With Us

Lake Livingston is an ideal resort for boating, swimming, fishing for bass and catfish and relaxing by the lake. We offer premium lakefront RV sites and deluxe cabins with all the comforts of home and a spectacular view. Call 800-562-5714 or visit our website to reserve your stay. Be sure to like our Facebook page to keep up with our special offers!


Relax and Unwind on the Shores of Lake Livingston

If you’re craving warmer temperatures, better weather, and beautiful Texas skies, come out to Lake Livingston / Onalaska KOA. With plenty of outdoor activities, there will be something for the whole family, and it’s bound to be the vacation of the season.

sunsetFirst, let Lake Livingston / Onalaska KOA save you from cooking dinner with Buster McNutty’s Lakeside. This restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday and offers a large variety menu from breakfast to dinner for campers. Who says you can’t eat like royalty while camping? Then take a stroll along the beautiful beach of Lake Livingston, viewing the scenic waters right from the campground. Enjoy a beautiful sunset as you gather with your family and gaze in awe at the Texas sky.

You can bring your boat and take it for a spin on Lake Livingston. The campground offers two launch ramps so you can get on the water easily. Then, just park your boat in one of our boat slips. Relax and unwind in the quiet, peaceful setting. Have a picnic around the property overlooking the lake. We also have our new clubhouse which is perfect for groups and events.

Lake Livingston / Onalaska KOA offers the relaxation you need to start off 2015 the right way – on vacation!

Stay With Us

Lake Livingston is an ideal resort for boating, swimming, fishing for bass and catfish and relaxing by the lake. We offer premium lakefront RV sites and deluxe cabins with all the comforts of home and a spectacular view. Call 800-562-5714 or visit our website to reserve your stay. Be sure to like our Facebook page to keep up with our special offers!

Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA is Open Year-Round!

Summer may be fading, but camping season isn’t! Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA keeps their cabins and campsites open all year, so you can always sneak in a night, a week or a month of fun! Make a vacation out of it as you enjoy cooler temperatures and milder Texas winters in Onalaska, TX, home of golfing, fishing, hiking, museums and family fun.

Texas KOA-sunsetEnjoy beautiful fall weather as temperatures drop and the leaves change color in the piney woods of East Texas. Our campground wraps along the shore of Lake Livingston, home of fantastic sunset views. So pull up a lawn chair and relax by the lake as you watch the beautiful oranges, reds, yellows and pinks of the Texas sky.

Lake Livingston is an ideal resort for boating, swimming, fishing for bass and catfish and relaxing by the lake. We offer premium lakefront RV sites and deluxe cabins with all the comforts of home and a view of the lake. Cabins include a queen bed, bunk beds, full bath, microwave, refrigerator, cable TV and a propane grill. Play on our playground, visit Buster McNutty’s Lakeside for meals, enjoy the beach, bring your boat and walk around the park. Come make our KOA your home away from home! 

Reserve Your Fall Vacation

It’s not too early to book for fall or winter. Call 800-562-5714 or visit our website to reserve your stay. Be sure to like our Facebook page to keep up with our special offers!

Lake Livingston KOA in East Texas’ Piney Woods

Aerial view of our campground on Lake Livingston

Aerial view of our campground on Lake Livingston

Whether it’s Eddie, the local bald eagle, or the magnificent sunsets over Lake Livingston, there’s plenty of natural wonder at the Lake Livingston KOA in Onalaska, Texas, located in Polk County and the heart of the Piney Woods of East Texas.

The 105-site campground on 30 developed acres wraps along the shore of Lake Livingston, boasting the area’s most spectacular sunsets. It’s an ideal year-round resort for boating, swimming, fishing for bass and catfish and relaxing by the lake – perhaps at one of our premium lakefront RV sites.

The American Bass Anglers American Fishing Tour includes tournaments on Jan. 19, Feb. 9, Feb. 22-23, March 9 and April 5.

In the area we have the following tournaments on Lake Livingston: Anglers Quest, Bud Light Trail – USA Bass Trails, CAST (Couples Association of Sport Tournaments), Texas State Bass Tournament and the Texas Team Trail.

You can follow fishing on Lake Livingston via this online fishing report we link to on our website.Onalaska:Lake Livingston KOA map

Our campground’s amenities include 50-amp service, 100-foot-long RV sites, swimming pool, hot tub & sauna, Wi-Fi, cable TV and a spacious pavilion.

No RV? No problem, as we offer three deluxe cabins with more on the way this year.

We are putting the finishing touches on a new, 2,200-square-foot clubhouse that will include a kitchen, bathhouse and showers, meeting room, exercise room and entertainment center.

Nearby attractions include Lake Livingston State Park and its many hiking trails, the Sam Houston National Forest, the Polk County Memorial Museum and the Trinity Neches livestock show and rodeo held in March.

Surfside at Onalaska:Lake Livingston KOABuster McNutty’s Lakeside restaurant located on our property is a great place for fabulous food and those incredible sunsets.

It’s little wonder that our campground has earned both the Founder’s Award and President’s Award from KOA and a superior rating of 10/9/10 in the leading campground directory.


You like mysteries? Then check out the “Light of Saratoga,” also known as the “Ghost Road” of Saratoga, the “Saratoga Light” and “Bragg Road Ghost Light” by local residents. Located on a dirt road, it is a light that may appear and disappear at random during the dark of night without explanation. The most popular story surrounding this legend is that a railroad worker was decapitated in a railway accident, and the light is that of his lantern as his ghost searches endlessly for his head.

Speaking of ghosts, Polk County has its own ghost town located in the community once known as Swartout.

Eagles' nest located near our campground.

Bald eagles frequently fly over our campground.

However, there’s no mystery about Eddie the eagle, one of two eagles that routinely fly over our campground. An eagle’s nest is visible from our campground.


From I-45: Take US Hwy 190 east for 26.6 miles. We will be on the left side as you cross the big bridge. From Hwy 59: Take US Hwy 190 west for 13.7 miles. We will be on the right side.

To reserve a campsite, call (800) 562-5714 or for information call (936) 646-3824. Visit us at http://koa.com/campgrounds/onalaska/. Be sure to check out our active Facebook page.