We know where to find lakes in Texas that offer everything you could ever want in a freshwater excursion. Some of the best lakes in TX are located in Central Texas. The Highland Lakes are a string of reservoirs not far from the state capital. The lakes start in Austin and wind their way northwest for over 85 miles.
The Highland Lakes chain consist of six lakes:
Lake Marble Falls
This lake has boating, jet skiing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing and
swimming, 40 miles north of Fort Worth.
Located about 10 miles north of Brownwood, and 70 miles southeast of Abilene,
Texas near the geographic center of Texas.
Caddo 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 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 Lake
Cedar 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
This popular boating lake is located about one hour north of Houston off Highway
Located in northeast Texas. Lake Fork is know for its great largemouth bass
Located 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth. It is located at the historic
city of Granbury.
Located just a few miles north of Dallas, east of I-35E. Good baoting and
Located only about 80 miles north of Houston. It is a popular fishing and
Located in east Texas only 20 miles from Tyler and approximately 100 miles from
Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. A good fishing and boating lake.
Located in central Texas about 100 miles southwest of Ft. Worth, Texas. Has
fishing and boating and 4 federal parks on the lake.
Lake Ray Roberts
This lake has boating, wakeboarding, fishing and
swimming, 40 miles north of Dallas/Fort Worth.
Sam Rayburn Lake
Sam Rayburn Lake is located in east Texas, is
approximately 79 miles long, and is the largest reservoir completely in the state of
Located 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.
Located within the city limits of Waco, Texas. Good fishing lake.
Boating and Fishing 30 miles north of Waco, Texas.
More Texas Lakes Resources
Tons of great info on Texas lakes.
Parks & Wildlife Lake Information
Listings of several lakes in Texas by region.
Texas Lake Levels
For levels of lakes that are not normally constant level.