Longview Yacht Club is located outside of Jefferson, Texas, on Lake 'O the Pines. Our facility rests near Big Cypress Marina in a quiet cove. Our clubhouse has two bathrooms with showers, kitchen, and living area with large windows overlooking the lake. Our pier has electricity for every slip along with water hoses available for use. Our large patio and deck with two large grills are great for social events, and our swingset and gazebo are fun for the kids. Several sunfish are available for use by the members, and with reciprocal membership to clubs all over the country and Boat US membership discount, the Longview Yacht Club is a great benefit. Come join us!
Organized in 1978, the Longview Yacht Club's private pier accommodates 30 boats. Activities include a balance of racing, cruising and social events. Monthly membership meetings are usually held in Longview, but most activities take place at the lake. Member's boats range from trailerable board-boats to cruisers in the 30-foot range to multihulls. Organized cruising activities include rafting parties, moonlight cruises, and water balloon battles. Lake O' the Pines is a wonderful cruising lake with many members spending weekends out on the lake. The Club holds regular races and regattas on the Lake beginning in February with the Frostbite Regatta and ending with an around-the-lake Great Race in November. Racing is done using Portsmouth Handicap and usually there are two fleets. Club members assist the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in teaching boater safety courses, offer sailing courses to the public, conduct free rigging clinics, and provide racing clinics to its membership. Monthly happy hour, at the lake fish fries and steak grilling, a "U-Make-It/U-Sail-It" race, youth sailing activities, and a host of other activities round out a typical year for the Club. Membership is open to boat owners and others interested in sailing or boating on Lake O' the Pines. Join us at one of our meetings or events. Visitors are ALWAYS welcome!
Directions from Jefferson:
From Hwy 59, take Hwy 49 West to Rt 729,Take Rt 729 South to Rt 726, Watch for the sign on the right and turn at the sign onto Big Cypress Marina Road, Follow the signs to the Longview Yacht Club.
Directions from Longview:
Take 259 North and turn right onto Rt. 726. Follow signs for Rt. 726. After crossing the dam, continue approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Big Cypress Marina Road. Follow signs for the Longview Yacht Club.
Directions from Marshall:
Take FM1997 North from loop 390 and turn left onto 3001 at the T. Follow 3001 to Rt. 726, turn right onto Rt. 726. Follow signs for Rt. 726. After crossing the dam, continue approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Big Cypress Marina Road. Follow signs for the Longview Yacht Club.