Lakes in Texas


Everything's bigger in Texas - even the number of choices for lake enthusiasts. Texas has hundreds of freshwater lakes. Some are wonderful for water sports. Others are excellent fishing holes. Pole fishers, for instance, will find community fishing lakes throughout the state.

Even in the city, fresh water isn't far away. In the panhandle near Wichita Falls, Lake Arrowhead offers premier white crappie fishing. In the Big Bend Region, the Amistad Reservoir on the Rio Grande near Del Rio is a great locale for bass and trout. Near Austin in the Texas Hill Country, the Walter E. Long Reservoir contains large populations of bluegill, bass and sunfish. In the South Texas Plains, Lake Casa Blanca offers excellent bass and catfish fishing near Laredo. Sheldon Lake in the Gulf Coast Region near Houston contains catfish and crappie. Near Texarkana in the Piney Woods Region, there's Write Patman. Many lakes are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Lake Arlington.


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Featured lakes in Texas


Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake is located in Comal county. There are eight parks around the lake for swimming, boating and camping. There are also several boat ramps for access to the lake. Bank Fishing is available in all park areas.

Proctor Lake

Proctor Lake is Located in Comanche County. Proctor lake has four federal parks for camping, fishing, boating and picnic. Proctor Lake also has an 18 hole golf course within its vicinity.

Waco Lake

Waco Lake is located in McLennan County. This Lake is within two hours drive of two major cities, Dallas and Austin. Waco lakes offers camping, swimming, fishing, boating and jet skiing.

 

Popular Texas lakes

Bahia Grande
Belton Lake
Brownwood Lake
Buchanan Lake
Canyon Lake
Case Lake
Cedar Creek Reservoir
Corder Lake
Eagle Mountain Lake
Ester Lake
Grapevine Lake
Horseshoe Lake
Lake Bridgeport
Lake Granbury
Lake Kemp
Lake Kickapoo
Lake Lewisville
Lake Limestone
Lake Murvaul
Lake O' the Pines
Lake Palestine
Lavon Lake
Martin Lake
Medina Lake
Navarro Mills Lake
Paz Ramirez Lake
Possum Kingdom Lake
Proctor Lake
Sabine Lake
Somerville Lake
Waco Lake
Wright Patman Lake

 

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