Texas Lakes and Rivers

Touring Texas
Texas Lakes

There are several popular lakes in Texas.  The boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming and fishing are great.  Check out some of the lakes below.

Highland Lakes of Central Texas

This page starts off with The Highland Lakes of central Texas.  The Highland Lakes consist of 6 lakes:  Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis, and Lake Austin. The lakes start in Austin and wind their way northwest for over 85 miles. Recreation such as boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing and jet skiing are very popular on all of the lakes but Town Lake. Golf is also very popular around the lakes. The Highland Lakes Area is a very popular tourist, recreation and retirement area convenient to all of Central Texas.

Lake Buchanan
Inks Lake
Lake LBJ
Lake Marble Falls
Lake Travis
Lake Austin


Canyon Lake
Canyon Lake has 80 miles of scenic shoreline and covers an 8,230 surface acre area.  It is one of the deepest lakes in Texas with an average depth of 43 feet.  Canyon Lake is located approximately half way between San Antonio and Austin, approximately 14 miles northeast of New Braunfels on FM 306 west from IH-35.


Cedar Creek Lake
Cedar Creek Lake is 18 miles long, 8.5 miles wide at the widest point, and has 320 miles of shoreline, making it the fourth largest lake in Texas.  Cedar Creek Lake is located about 55 miles southeast of Dallas.  The fishing is excellent for White & Hybrid Striped Bass and good for Largemouth Bass, Catfish and Crappie.

Lake Fork
Located in northeast Texas.  Lake Fork is know for its great largemouth bass fishing.


Lake Granbury
Located 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth.  It is located at the historic city of Granbury.


Richland Chambers Lake
Texas’ 3rd largest inland lake is located about an hour south of Dallas off of Hwy 45.   Many facilities are still under development. Current visitors will find public boat ramps, marinas, and a lakeside campground.  It is a great all around lake with deep water for sailing, open water for skiers, and excellent fishing for native largemouth and Florida-strain bass, sand bass, crappie, coppernose bluegill, and catfish.


Lake Texoma
Located on the Texas/Oklahoma border.  A great sailing lake.


Texas Parks & Wildlife Lake Information
Listings of several lakes in Texas by region.


For levels of lakes that are not normally constant level – Click Here.

For more information About Texas Lakes, contact:

R. Michael Brown

rmbrown@shorelinetexas.com

512-751-1032