There are several popular lakes in Texas. The boating, waterskiing,
jet skiing, swimming and fishing are great. Check out some of the lakes below.
Highland Lakes of Central Texas
This page starts off with The Highland Lakes of central
Texas. The Highland Lakes consist of 6 lakes: Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake
LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis, and Lake Austin. The lakes start in Austin and wind
their way northwest for over 85 miles. Recreation such as boating, fishing, swimming,
waterskiing and jet skiing are very popular on all of the lakes but Town Lake. Golf is
also very popular around the lakes. The Highland Lakes Area is a very popular tourist,
recreation and retirement area convenient to all of Central Texas.
Lake Marble Falls
Lake BridgeportThis lake has boating, jet skiing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing and
swimming, 40 miles north of Fort Worth.
Lake BrownwoodLocated about 10 miles north of Brownwood, and 70 miles southeast of Abilene,
Texas near the geographic center of Texas.
Caddo LakeCaddo Lake is located in east Texas on the Texas/Louisiana border. It is
different than the Texas lakes to the west because of the large amount of rainfall and the
large amount of plant growth at the lake. It is similar to a large cypress swamp and
has good fishing.
Canyon LakeCanyon Lake has 80 miles of scenic shoreline and covers an 8,230 surface acre
area. It is one of the deepest lakes in Texas with an average depth of 43
feet. Canyon Lake is located approximately half way between San Antonio and Austin,
approximately 14 miles northeast of New Braunfels on FM 306 west from IH-35.
Cedar Creek LakeCedar Creek Lake is 18 miles long, 8.5 miles wide at the widest point, and has
320 miles of shoreline, making it the fourth largest lake in Texas. Cedar Creek Lake
is located about 55 miles southeast of Dallas. The fishing is excellent for White
& Hybrid Striped Bass and good for Largemouth Bass, Catfish and Crappie.
Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake)
This lake is in downtown Austin and has a hike and bike trail, a park and rental
Lake ConroeThis popular boating lake is located about one hour north of Houston off Highway
Lake ForkLocated in northeast Texas. Lake Fork is know for its great largemouth bass
GranburyLocated 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth. It is located at the historic
city of Granbury.
LewisvilleLocated just a few miles north of Dallas, east of I-35E. Good baoting and
LivingstonLocated only about 80 miles north of Houston. It is a popular fishing and
PalestineLocated in east Texas only 20 miles from Tyler and approximately 100 miles from
Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. A good fishing and boating lake.
LakeLocated in central Texas about 100 miles southwest of Ft. Worth, Texas. Has
fishing and boating and 4 federal parks on the lake.
Sam Rayburn LakeSam Rayburn Lake is located in east Texas, is
approximately 79 miles long, and is the largest reservoir completely in the state of
Lake TawakoniLocated about 60 miles east of Dallas, Texas. It is a good lake for boating
Located on the Texas/Oklahoma border. A great sailing lake.
Toledo Bend Lake
Located in eastern Texas on the Texas-Louisiana border. This lake has 1,200
miles of shoreline in Texas and Louisiana and is 65 miles long. It has a lot of
boating and fishing.
Town Lake is
now named Lady Bird Lake
Located in downtown Austin. Has limited recreational use such as canoeing,
a park and a walkway along the lake.
Located on the northwest side of the Austin area with boating, fishing and
Located within the city limits of Waco, Texas. Good fishing lake.
Boating and Fishing 30 miles north of Waco, Texas.
Parks & Wildlife Lake Information
Listings of several lakes in Texas by region.
For levels of lakes that are not normally constant level - Click Here.
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