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 parks.
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.
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.
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