The City of Onalaska is located in Polk County Texas on U.S. Highway 190 and the shores of Lake Livingston.
|Population||3,020 residents in the 2020 Federal Census|
Lake Livingston was built, and is owned and operated, by the Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) under contract with the City of Houston for water-supply purposes. It is located on the Trinity River in Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker counties.
It covers 90,000 acres, and is 31 miles long and 9 miles wide.
The lake is the second-largest lake located wholly within the state of Texas (Sam Rayburn Reservoir is larger).
The Livingston Dam, constructed across the Trinity River 7 milessouthwest of the city of Livingston is 2.5 miles in length. The lake has an average depth of 55 feet, and a maximum depth of 90 feet.
Lake Livingston is a notable white bass fishery. White bass are plentiful and grow to large sizes. Also notable is the catfish fishery, dominated by blue catfish. Largemouth bass, striped bass, and crappie are less abundant but good catches are possible in areas of the reservoir where habitat is available.
While visiting the Onalaska area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions: