It was constructed in 1972 as an alternate water source for the city of Houston and sits on the west fork of the San Jacinto River.
It is a popular destination for jet-skiing boating; the most frequently used public access point is Lake Conroe Park, which has boat slips, fishing piers, two swimming areas, a children’s playground, picnic tables, grills, horseshoe pits, and volleyball courts.
Day use visitors may use the picnic tables and boat slips, and they are welcome to enjoy recreational activities on the water.
The park is a remnant of the once-great Texas plains, and visitors can walk through its tall grass prairie and seek shade under groves of live oak and blackjack oak.
Over three hundred fishing tournaments are held in the Sam Rayburn Reservoir annually; the main catch in this stocked lake are largemouth bass, crappie red ear sunfish, blue gill, and channel catfish. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Jasper, TX 75957, Phone: 409-384-5716 Toledo Bend Lake is a reservoir on the Sabine River in both Texas and Louisiana; most of its surface area is in Louisiana.Address: 3901 State Park Road 33, Caddo, TX 76429, Phone: 940-549-1803 Lake Whitney State Park is located along the eastern shores of the lake, which is a flood-control reservoir on the Brazos River.Opened in 1965, the park is an excellent location for fishing and for spotting wildlife and birds; 195 species of birds have been spotted here, and include wild turkeys, bald eagles, egrets, ibis, hawks, falcons, woodpeckers, brown pelicans, bluebirds, and kestrels.A 10.1-mile hiking and biking trail runs the full circumference of the lake and is very popular with residents and visitors.Address: Auditorium Shores, 900 West Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704, Phone:512-974-6700 Lake Conroe is a 21,000-acre man-made lake in Montgomery County in East Texas.