Lake Sam Rayburn Spring Break 2021 Fun Activities for the Whole Family

Tourists and locals visit Lake Sam Rayburn quite frequently because of the many exciting outdoor activities available around the lake.

Lake Sam Rayburn is a perfect spot for your spring break getaway, whether traveling solo, as a couple, or with your family. Enjoy camping, vacation rentals, fishing and swimming.

Lake Sam Rayburn has a pristine shoreline that stretches over 750 miles of scenic landscape.  The lake spans 114,500 acres north of Jasper, Texas. It is the largest manmade lake in the state of Texas. The lake was built as a flood control measure for the Neches and Angelina river basins. It also provides water to the Lufkin and Beaumont areas.

There are all forms of water sports and activities happening around the lake for the most part of the year.

Campsites and Vacation Rentals

There’s never a shortage of fine accommodation when you visit Lake Sam Rayburn on your spring break.

If you are planning to stay a night or two along the shores of the lake, you have plenty of options to consider including plenty of campsites and RV sites with all the amenities you need.

For those planning to stay a bit longer, there are fine resorts and vacation rentals dotted along the lakeshore.

Take a Tour of the Fish Hatchery

The John D. Parker Fish Hatchery at Lake Sam Rayburn is another popular attraction of this region. The local fish hatchery is located on 200 acres of land and gets its water straight from the lake.

It produces a wide range of fish species including catfish, bass, forage fish, and sunfish. A visit to the fish hatchery would be of great educational value to your kids.

Dine at the Waterfront Restaurants

Do not forget to sample the local cuisine when you visit Lake Sam Rayburn. There are many fine restaurants along the shoreline where you can stop for a bite and enjoy spectacular views of the lake.

Make a point of dining in one of the popular restaurants in the region such as the Catfish Hut, Stump Restaurant & Club, and Billy’s Old Fashion Barbecue.

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Lake Sam Rayburn Current Weather Alerts

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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 93

Friday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 74


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 94

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 72



Hi: 98

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 74



Hi: 100

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 75

Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 8/12: 160.17 (-4.23)

Lake Sam Rayburn

Fishing Report from TPWD (Aug. 10)

FAIR. Water stained; 89 degrees; 4.06 feet low. Fishing patterns are holding steady. Largemouth bass are good early in the morning with topwater frogs along grass ledges, and off point and drops with Carolina rigs and crankbaits. White bass are good schooling on the flats chasing shad. Crappie are fair on brush piles with live minnows. Bluegill are mixed in with the crappie biting on worms. Catfish are in creek channels off ledges and brush piles in 15 feet of water. Navigate with caution while the water level decreases. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.

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