Houston, the largest city in both Texas and the South, is home to several pro sports teams, has a plethora of great places to eat and drink, is the headquarters of NASA and so much more. The city is always bustling with tourists and locals in search of somewhere to go and something to do. But Houston has a softer side, too, a side that enables you to spend a little less time in the stress of a busy life and a little more time relaxing in wide open spaces. There are more than 70 lakes within 25 miles of Houston where you can do things like fish, swim, boat, sunbathe and more. Sure, you can enjoy lake life smack dab in the middle of a major metro area, but you’ll feel like you’re miles from your busy life when you kick up your feet and stick your toes in the water at one of Houston’s many bodies of water. If you want to enjoy the more natural side of Houston, check out these awesome lakes for your next Houston holiday.
Lake Conroe– This man-made lake just north of Houston with 157 miles of shoreline will make you feel like you are miles and miles from the big city. Escape to Lake Conroe for the ultimate relaxing weekend. At Lake Conroe, visitors can swim, boat, fish and so much more. On the lake’s west bank you will find Lake Conroe Park, where you can access pavilions, barbeque pits, restrooms and so on. Just note that there is a per person charge to access to the park.
Kinder Lake– Located in the heart of downtown Houston, Kinder Lake, part of Discovery Green, is a touch of nature within a big city. The lake itself is a popular spot to kayak and captain remote controlled boats on the water. When you have finished enjoyed your time on the lake, including looking for fish, you can relax in Discovery Green, a 12-acre park that opened in 2008 with lots to offer, including restaurants, kids play areas and frequent events to entertain guests.
Lake Livingston– One of the 10 biggest lakes in Texas, Lake Livingston, located about an hour from Houston, is a destination onto itself. The possibilities of ways you can spend a weekend at this serene spot are endless. Visitors can boat, hike, geocache, swim, fish… the list goes on! Pack a picnic lunch and plan to stay until sunset, and you probably won’t even want to leave then! This picturesque setting will definitely feel like the ultimate nature getaway.
Lake Houston– Lake Houston is a fisherman’s paradise. Stocked with fish like crappie, bass and catfish (to name a few), Lake Houston is a great spot to kick up your feet, crack open a cold one and see what you can catch. Located nearby the lake is the Lake Houston Wilderness Area, a popular spot to camp, hike, bike and more. If the weather turns cold or starts to rain, there is plenty to do in terms of shopping and eating nearby as well.
Lake Longhorn– Water sport enthusiasts will go gaga for the 49-acre freshwater Lake Longhorn. Perfect for scuba diving, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and a number of other exciting water sports, Lake Longhorn is the place to come to seize the day. There are 20 acres of green space around the lake to explore once you’re ready to have your feet on dry land. Until then, adventure on!
When you book your Houston holiday, you’ll want to consider booking a stay at Summer Breeze RV Resort in Brookshire, located near Katy. With an onsite waterpark for a warmer months and fabulous playground in the colder ones, Summer Breeze RV Resort is the perfect spot for the whole family. The resort features clean restroom and shower facilities, a clubhouse, fire bark pits at some sites, bark park area, year-round hot tub and more. This RV resort will be the perfect spot to rest your head after long days filled with enjoy the great outdoors in and around the Houston area!