Lake O’ the Pines

For many people in the Texas Piney Woods region, ‘let’s go to the lake!’ means Lake O’ The Pines. This extraordinary reservoir was built primarily for flood control and water supply, but recreation quickly claimed a spot near the front…

Houston County Lake

One of the best-kept secrets in the Texas Piney Woods region is Houston County Lake. The reservoir was created in 1966 to supply water to the towns of Crockett, Grapeland, and Latexo. Since the lake opened, local residents have a…

Lake Nacogdoches

Lake Nacogdoches Shoreline

Lake Nacogdoches, located in the Piney Woods region of Texas, is known for excellent fishing, wildlife viewing, boating, and all types of water sports: swimming, sailing, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding, and tubing. The summer drought…

Lake Bob Sandlin

How does a state like Texas, with few natural lakes, become a well-respected bass fishing destination? A look at Lake Bob Sandlin explains the paradox. Named after the president of the Titus County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1, the…

Lake Cypress Springs

Lake Cypress Springs is a beautiful 3,461-acre reservoir located eight miles southeast of Mount Vernon in the rolling hills and “Piney Woods” area of Franklin County in Northeast Texas. The sprawling, spring-fed body of water offers excellent fishing, water sports,…

Lake Palestine

Just 10 miles from Tyler, Texas (the Rose Capital of World) is Lake Palestine, a water playground dedicated to recreation, water conservation, and wildlife preservation. This 25,000+ acre lake was created by the Upper Neches River Authority in 1962 by…

Lake Cherokee

Strong community values, a solid commitment to neighborhood prosperity, access to convenience and comfort, and year-round fun are the terms that describe this private community lake. Lake Cherokee is located in the Piney Woods region of the Lone Star State.…

Lake Fork

Lake Fork Fishing Spot

Lake Fork (also called Lake Fork Reservoir) covers an impressive 27,264 acres in northeast Texas, on the border of the Piney Woods and Prairies and Lakes tourism regions. The Sabine River Authority completed the Lake Fork project in 1985 by…

Lake Conroe

The Lake Conroe Five

Houstonians often enjoy weekend getaways at Lake Conroe, a beautiful manmade lake in the Piney Woods region of eastern Texas. Lake Conroe is home to numerous lake-loving families and an exhilarating spot for tourists craving water sports, golf and tennis,…

Lake Houston

Pelicans

Lake Houston is located about 20 miles northeast of Houston and serves as the city’s primary water supply. The lake’s proximity to the big-city attractions of Houston and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, as well as quaint suburban towns and…

Lake Livingston

Mist on Lake Livingston

Sometimes referred to as a “water wonderland,” Lake Livingston is the second largest lake contained entirely within Texas. With over 450 miles of shoreline, it covers 83,000 acres and runs through four different counties: Polk, Walker, San Jacinto, and Trinity.…

Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Sam Rayburn Lake Boating

Sam Rayburn Reservoir, lovingly called “Big Sam”, and formerly known as McGee Bend Reservoir, is the largest lake which lies completely within Texas. It is a giant lake in the heart of Angelina National Forest, sprawling for more than 114,000…