Lake Sam Rayburn

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Lake Sam Rayburn

Lake Sam Rayburn is located north of Jasper, Texas in the heart of the East Texas Piney woods. 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.  More Lake Information

Lake Sam Rayburn Calendar of Events


Big Bass Splash Fall Shootout

There are10 hourly paybacks ($800-$200) each hour, $2,500 for the first 3.00/4.00 exact weight bass each day. Entry fee is $160 for one day and $210 for two days.


Archery-only hunting season

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Big Bass Splash Fall Shootout

There are10 hourly paybacks ($800-$200) each hour, $2,500 for the first 3.00/4.00 exact weight bass each day. Entry fee is $160 for one day and $210 for two days.


Rayburn Oilmen's Classic

An annual fall benefit bass tournament hosted and supported by personnel whose primary source of income is derived from the oil & gas industry.


Thomas Job Memorial Scholarship/Cystic Fibrosis Benefit

12th Annual Thomas Job Memorial Golf Tournament Benefitting Cystic Fibrosis Saturday, October 8, 2016 Rayburn Country Club Golf Course Shotgun Start @ 9 AM 4 Person Scramble Limited to First 40 Paid...

Lake Sam Rayburn News and Community

Archery-only hunting season opens

Archery-only season for white-tailed deer, mule deer and turkey opens Saturday, October 1 and runs through Friday, November 4. If you need a new place to bowhunt white-tailed deer, check out the 1 million...

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2016 Stanley Frog Fight won by West Sabine

The second annual Stanley's High School Frog Fight was held at Jackson Hill Marina on Saturday September 24th with 50 high school teams representing 20 separate high schools competing for this year's crown....

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Costa Angler of the Year title possible for Brookeland angler

A tight Angler of the Year race between Russell Cecil of Willis and Chris McCall of Brookeland will be decided when the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division closes out its 2016 season on Sept. 29-Oct. 1 on...

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2016 Patriots Challenge won by John Maddox and Jeff Wise

The 2016 Patriots Challenge hosted both Patriots and Heroes on September 17th for the annual open championship to raise funds and awareness for Veterans programs offered by Outdoor Freedom Network. The annual...

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The dark side of the dock

The calendar may say it’s September, but it it’s still hot in Texas. Summertime bass fishing tactics will remain until some decent cool weather comes through, which probably won’t be until...

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Lake Sam Rayburn Real Estate

SOLD***Amazing 3/2/2 Home in Most Sought after area of Rayburn-Beautiful views, FRONT & BACK

$364,900 Featured

This lovely home is considered water access but has the feel of a waterfront home. It is right there at the water but actually backs up to the access easement. Walk out the back door and you can walk right down to the lake. It has beautiful views of...

NEW PRICE! Looking for a WATERFRONT for the ENTIRE family? THIS IS IT!

$895,000 Featured Waterfront

BIG EXPANSIVE VIEWS of Lake Sam Rayburn! All your family & friends will want to come visit you at the lake and guess what? You will have a place for ALL of them to stay. There is a main house and guest house on this property. The main house has...

NEW PRICE! Large CUSTOM BUILT WATERFRONT Home (4 Lots) on Lake Sam Rayburn w/Garage Ap

$849,000 Featured Waterfront

CUSTOM BUILT HOME by Albert Faircloth-4 beautiful WATERFRONT lots . Spacious! Enough room for the entire family to come and visit. The home has a Victorian feel to it but if that isn't your style, that can easily be changed with furnishings. In...

SOLD - Mid Lake Serenity @ Big Sam !

$240,000 Featured Waterfront

Wonderful Furnished Waterfront Home & Garage Apartment just perfectly located nestled thru the national forest in a gated community. Open concept with a gorgeous stone fireplace, and lodge ambiance. Upstairs bedrooms have their own private...

WATER VIEW/ACCESS Lots in Tiger Creek Estates

$109,000 Featured

Beautiful Lake Sam Rayburn Water Access Lots 3.2 acres in Tiger Creek Estates, Section 3! These amazing, park condition lots are ideal for your lake get-away! Large lots bordering the Corp of Engineer line, giving you and your family access to East...

Lake Sam Rayburn Vacation Rentals and Cabins

Perfect for Fishermen!!!

Featured Waterfront

Camp has 3 bd/2 full baths, open living area with large screen tv with satellite services, huge wrap around porch overlooking water with beach access to pull your boat right up and walk in the house, large yard with outdoor gas deep fryer and...



SEE THE WEBSITE LINK FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS, INFO AND AVAILABILITY CALENDAR-We are only 5 minutes from Jackson Hill Marina on Lake Sam Rayburn, 10 minutes from Harvey Creek Ramp, 20 minutes from San Augustine and Pineland, and only 35 minutes from...

16 Cabins at Powell Park Marina and Campground

Featured Waterfront

Powell Park Camping Resort and Marina is situated in a spectacular pine forest on beautiful Lake Sam Rayburn. The campground has thousands of feet of sugar sand lake front and beaches that have an ocean like feel! With Lake Sam Rayburn being a...

Cabin Rental…. 50% OFF 8 hour Pontoon Rental with Reservation…


We are located next to the ENTRANCE of Powell Park and Marina offering you the luxury of the amenities at Powell Park and the privacy of your own cabin nestled away from the crowd. Location is ideal for those fishermen looking to be right next to...

La Paz Bed and Breakfast

Featured Waterfront

This B&B is located on the Angelina River just below the gates at Big Sam - just 8 minutes from the Public Boat Ramp or Twin Dikes. 8 and 1/2 park-like acres and 650' of river frontage. There are 2 double occupancy rooms plus 1 bunk room...

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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast



Hi: 82

Thursday Night


Lo: 55


Mostly Sunny

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Friday Night

Mostly Clear

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Mostly Sunny

Hi: 85

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 59


Mostly Sunny

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Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 62

Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 9/29: 162.65 (-1.75)

Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Sep. 28)

Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 1.64’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails, and on white/chartreuse spinnerbaits. White bass are good on silver spoons and chartreuse spinnerbaits off points. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

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