Review of The Waterfront Lodge, Marina, & RV Park on Lake Livingston
The Waterfront Lodge, Marina, & RV Park is located in the "heart of Lake Livingston" just off 190 on the north east side of Lake Livingston in a large cove off the main part of Lake Livingston. Waterfront Lodge claims to be the only motel or hotel located on Lake Livingston and in addition to the motel there are RV sites, a restaurant and bar on the water, and a marina with rental slips only.
The staff is friendly and outgoing, the lodge rooms were renovated in 2005, and the new restaurant, bar, and deck over the water were redone in 2013.
The Waterfront Lodge is home to several events (like the two day Crawfish & Cowboys Music Festival) and they host over a dozen professional Bass Fishing Tournaments a year.
The Waterfront Lodge is just off 190 and close to Onalaska for restaurants, groceries, and more. Huntsville is about 28 miles west and Livingston is about 13 miles to the east.
The Waterfront Lodge has 24 450 square foot suites overlooking the parking lot, boat slips, campground, and lake. All of the suites were completely renovated in 2005 and now have one king or two queen beds, mini-fridges, full sized microwaves, coffee makers, sink, all pine furnishings, cable, and 27" TVs. Linens and towels are provided and the housekeeping staff does a good job of keeping the rooms clean.
The RV Park sits on a u shaped peninsula jutting into Lake Livingston and has 27 full hook-up back-in RV sites along the Lake. 4 of the 31 sites are interior pull throughs and the others. Sites 1 through 10 overlook the marina's boat slips and the restaurant - the rest of the sites have a great view of Lake Livingston.
The RV sites are all side by side with a mixture of grass and gravel parking pads and all the sites have conveniently accessed water, 30/50 AMP electric, and sewer hook-ups. There are no shade trees but you do get the wind blowing across the lake to help keep it cool.
In addition to the Lodge and RV park, The Waterfront Lodge has:
A newly renovated restaurant called Poppers opened in 2013 and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the weekends and dinner 7 days a week. The restaurant has indoor seating, a bar, and a beautiful deck with a great view on the water.
Above the restaurant and office is a huge bar, dance floor, and deck overlooking the lake. Live music or a DJ is typically available on the weekends.
Our first visit to The Waterfront Lodge, Marina, and RV Park was to attend a great two day outdoor festival - Crawfish & Cowboys. The festival was in an open field next to the lake and RV park and was a blast. Wayne Toups and Stoney Larue were the headliners and were outstanding - you can click on the link to read our review of Crawfish & Cowboys.
During this visit to Waterfront Lodge we also enjoyed a good meal at Jerry's Restaurant and 9 holes of golf at Livingston Golf Course.
On previous visits we have enjoyed boating on Lake Livingston, golf in Huntsville, and a round of golf on Cape Royale.
Lake Livingston covers more than 90,000 acres and has more than 450 miles of shoreline. The shoreline curves into many tiny bays, creeks, and protected coves that are good for swimming, tubing, boarding, or cruising. See this map of Lake Livingston to find the coves, restaurants, camping, and more.
Lake Livingston is home to some excellent fishing for Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Stripers, Catfish, and Crappie. If you want to catch some of the big fish for a fish fry, then hire one of these Lake Livingston Fishing Guides, some of which will pick you up at The Waterfront Lodge.
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