Lake Livingston State Park: Pineywoods Nature and Briar Loop Trails Professional Review and Guide
"This hike combines the Pineywoods Nature Trail with the Briar Loop to create a nice hike for young children. It is flat and easy to follow. Along Lake Livingston, an 84,800-acre reservoir, are the 635.5 acres of Lake Livingston State Park. Along with easy, well-maintained hiking trails with a variety of views, the park offers camping, picnicking, swimming, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, and boating.
A special attraction is a 30-foot observation tower, located near the park store and boat ramp, offering views of the park and the lake. Park vegetation includes loblolly pines and water oak in the pine-oak woodlands. Typical wildlife includes white-tailed deer, raccoons, mallard ducks, swamp rabbits, armadillos, and squirrels. The park is most crowded in the fall and spring on weekends, but summer weekends find very few campers here."