Twenty-two thousand acres of fresh water surrounded by a great pine forest. Play in fresh water on the sandy beach with the deep green of towering pine trees lining the horizon. Completed in 1973, Lake Conroe has become one of the largest, most active lakes in the state. The area is an ideal destination for corporate meetings, family vacations and week-end get-away's. Full-service resorts, hotels and camping facilities operate year-round, offering a variety of recreational activities, festivals and holiday events.
The Southern Empress
The 250-passenger Southern Empress is an authentic stern- wheel paddleboat, lavished in Victorian decor. It is open to the public for cocktail, dinner, a Captain's Champagne brunch, and sightseeing cruises, as well as private functions. Entertainment is provided on all cruises. The Southern Empress was recently judged by members of the National Tour Association and the American Bus Association to be among the top three attractions in East Texas.
Lake Conroe Park & Pavilion
A 17 Acre public park on the shores of Lake Conroe. Large, colorful playground, horseshoe pits, & volleyball courts. Great for day outings, swimming, family picnics and fishing.
There are many great marinas on Lake Conroe that are open to the public. Most will charge a small user fee.
The Sam Houston National Forest features extensive hiking, rough camping and wilderness areas, as well as seasonal hunting. The forest is also a habitat for the red cockaded woodpecker.
Jones State Forest
The 1,275-acre mixed pine hardwood forest is about 5 miles west of Conroe on FM 1488. Included in this forest is the Sweetleaf Nature Trail and a two-acre pond for fishing, swimming and picnicking. The forest provides habitat for over 137 species of birds.