Lake Sam Rayburn

Jake Morris


Sam Rayburn Reservoir is located north of Jasper, Texas in the heart of the East Texas Pineywoods. The lake is designed to provide flood control to the Angelina & Neches River basins, supply water to the Beaumont and Lufkin as well as offer some of the best fishing, camping and boating in Texas

Location- Jasper, Texas in the heart of the East Texas Pineywoods

Surface Area- At 114,400 acres Sam Rayburn lake is the largest man made lake in the state of Texas

Maximum Depth- 80 feet

Water Conditions/Current Water Levels- Water murky; 59–63 degrees; 4.50’ high

Park Facilities- With nearly 750 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. 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. 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. There are over 13 campgrounds/RV parks surrounding the lake.

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Powell Park Marina and Campground


They offer cabins to stay in, you can bring a tent or an RV to stay in.


- Primitive Camping - $20/night

- Campsites with water/electricity - 30 amp - $30/night
- Campsites with water/electricity - 50 amp - $32/night
- Loop C - any site 30 or 50 amp - $32/night
- Boat slips with electricity - $15/night
- 20 Cabins - Check our site for details.

Rates of utilities included with the campground

There are showers and restrooms

Live bait shop on the campground

Parking is $3/day

Offer live fishing tours

Picnic areas

Beach front to the lake

You can rent anything you need (boat, fishing pole, etc)

You must have a fishing license to fish

There are restaurants close to the campground exits