Welcome to Lake Conroe!
Lake Conroe is a 21,000-acre lake in Montgomery County, Texas. While the majority of the lake is in the unincorporated region of the county, only a small section sprawls into the city of Conroe. The lake runs through the East Texas Piney Woods forests. The lake has an overall good water quality, seeing an average depth of 20.5 feet and a maximum depth of 75 feet.
The shoreline has a few aquatic plants along the banks. The majority of which were planted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the TPWD. A variety of wildlife can be found throughout the piney forests, including white-tailed deer, various birds, squirrels, wild turkeys and waterfowl.
Around the lake are various campgrounds, parks and other recreational areas. Lake Conroe is frequented by anglers and boaters from all across the country.
The lake’s controlling authority is San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA). Two-thirds interest in the lake is owned by the City of Houston and the remaining interest is owned by the SJRA. Extending about 21 miles in length, the lake includes 5,000 acres that span into Sam Houston National Forest.
Conceived in 1970 to serve as Houston’s alternate water supply, the lake was completed in January 1973 and filled on October 31, 1973. Since that time, it has been a popular stop for recreation. Lake Conroe is popular for fishing, particularly its well-known largemouth bass. Other popular fish species include bluegill, channel catfish, white bass and hybrid striped bass. Channel catfish are the most abundant species in the lake.
- RV Camping 86%
- Parks 75%
- Fishing 89%
- Trails 94%
- Scenery 83%