Longview enjoys a very mild climate. As a result, outdoor sports and activities are enjoyed year-round. If you like water, then Longview should "whet your whistle." No matter where you live in this area, you are never more than 30 miles from a major recreational lake. In fact, 33 nearby public lakes offer fishing, boating, skiing, sailing, and swimming, almost year round. Several award-winning lakes in East Texas are home to national record-holding "lunkers", and the countryside offers hunters of every age an opportunity to track game and experience the heritage of our forefathers.
Looking for really active participation? Consider one of Longview's health and fitness facilities or four golf courses, as well as miniature golf, bowling and much more. Longview's Parks and Leisure Services offers year-round organized youth and adult activities from softball to swimming. You can also enjoy the 300+ acres of park land maintained throughout the city.