The lake is pretty good size about 60,000 water acres I think. It can get a bit rough on a busy or windy weekend and has the occasional gator. But I like it. It's in the country a bit, about 1 hr. northeast of Houston.
I've been on Livingston since it was filled in 1971. The south end of the lake, Pine Island, is big water that's cool for offshore types. The north end, where we are, is flat, smooth and deep. The Trinity river above the Hwy. 19 bridge has become one of the top Wakeboarding sites in the country for that reason. We hang out in our Hallett flatbottom on the White Rock Creek arm of the lake. Good depth, decent beaches, smooth water somewhere. Livingston is probably the least affected by water level, as it seldom falls below usable.
Pleased to see this thread, I am in Kingwood and have a 25 ft Hawaiian Offshore, I am new to boating in Texas as I have had boats in NH and WA State before, would enjoy meeting some boating people in the area, feel free to reach out to us.