Anglers, water sport enthusiasts, leisure travelers, and residents alike agree that Lake Conroe is the best lake in Texas. Lake Conroe is a 22,000-acre lake that is known as Houston’s aquatic-playground because of the many recreational activities it offers. Fishing is one of the most popular activities as Lake Conroe has been dubbed one of the top fisheries in the United States. The lake boasts an impressive population of bass and crappie and is a year-round catfish hotspot. After reeling in the perfect catch, there are endless ways for all ages to play on Lake Conroe. Lake-goers can rent a boat for an afternoon of inner tubing or explore the water via paddleboard, kayak, jet ski, canoe, and more. For those who want to relax off of the water, Lake Conroe’s wooded shores and nearby parks are the perfect place to enjoy a picnic with scenic views. The southwest side of the lake is surrounded by Sam Houston National Forest making Lake Conroe the perfect jumping off point for additional outdoor activities and adventure. After spending the day on the sparkling waters of the lake, visitors are sure to work up an appetite, and Conroe’s many restaurants located on the water can satisfy any craving. Visitors and locals can dock their watercraft and enjoy lakeside restaurants featuring everything from Texas favorites to the freshest Lake Conroe catch. Dinner cruises are also available on Conroe’s Southern Empress, a 131-foot paddle-wheeler vessel that sails around Lake Conroe for a night of dinner and dancing. With the various water activities, and stunning naturescapes, everyone can experience the lake life on Lake Conroe.