Sam Rayburn Lake Visitors and Tourist
Sam Rayburn Lake is a very popular
fishing and boating lake located in east Texas about halfway between Beaumont and
Longview, about 70 miles from each city, and 11 miles northwet of Jasper.
Lake Sam Rayburn is approximately 79
miles long and is the largest reservoir completely in the state of Texas. Toledo
Bend Lake the only larger lake in Texas than San Rayburn Lake but the eastern shore is in Louisiana.
With 600 miles of shoreline, you will
find many areas around Sam Rayburn Lake to have a picnic, launch your boat, do some
fishing and enjoy the lake. You can find all types of lodging in the area including:
cabin rentals, lake house rentals, condo rentals, bed and breakfast inns, motels and RV
Other things to do in the area other
than boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding, swimming, fishing, and camping, are birdwatching,
nature hiking, historic tours of the local towns and scenic drives around the lake.
Want to do some fishing?
Texas Parks and wildlife rates the fishing
excellent year-round for largemouth bass, crappie and catfish on Sam Rayburn Lake.
White bass is limited but offers
fairly good fishing in the spring. The hybrid striped bass is also a popular fish on
Sam Rayburn Lake. There is also good fishing for blugill and redear which are
present in abundance.
|Media Bass holds several fishing tournaments throughout the year at Lake Sam Rayburn. Skeeter Bass Champs, Bud Light and C.A.S.T. also hold tournaments in the fish-rich waters.
Towns in the area of Sam Rayburn Lake
include: Redland, Lufkin, Huntington and Zavalla on the west side of the lake; and
Woden, Etoile, Chireno, Denning, Augustine, Macune, Broaddus, Roseville, Bronson,
Pineland, Brookeland and Browndell on the east side of the lake. Jasper is just a
few miles southeast of Sam Rayburn Lake.
Visitors to the area enjoy dining at the
local restaurants in the towns and shopping for antiques, gifts, and clothing, etc.
They also enjoy the festivals and arts and craft shows at the towns.
||You will find plenty of good places to eat around
Sam Rayburn Lake and in the local towns. They serve all types of food, especially
good old home cooking.
Star Cafe on the left is just one of the great places to eat.
It is easy to launch your boat on Sam Rayburn Lake.
Marinas on Sam Rayburn
Sam Rayburn Marina
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Map of Sam Rayburn
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