Top 3 Texas Lakes to Plan Your Outdoor Getaway

Top 3 Texas Lakes to Plan Your Outdoor Getaway

Ask an out-of-towner to describe the Texas landscape; they will probably envision something out of a western, with arid deserts and prickly cacti. However, Texas is a diverse landscape, with some of the best lakes in the United States.

Explore our guide to learn some of the best places to visit in Texas for lakeside adventures! We chose a mix of popular and secluded destinations that have something for just about everyone.

Beat the Heat with Boat Rentals, Kayaks, Lake Tubing and More!

Texas is the perfect place to settle down if you enjoy a relaxing time on the lake or like to party by the water. Many Texas lakes also include nearby campgrounds, so you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Here are just some of the lake day activities you can enjoy:

  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Tubing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping

Keep in mind, Texas boat rentals require you to obtain a Boater Education Card. There are also additional requirements depending on the type of vessels you plan to operate.

Texas has many legendary lakes to enjoy, but here are some of our favorites.

Lake Travis

Lake Travis is one of the most popular lake day destinations for Texans and tourists visiting the Austin area. Many of the shores around this Central Texas lake are popular destinations that feature boutique shopping, wine tasting, craft breweries and other entertainment.

If you are looking for something more laid-back and quiet, there are plenty of campgrounds you can visit to enjoy hiking, fishing, boating and more. You can find some of the most beautiful views of Lake Travis at Mansfield Dam Park, a secluded cove perfect for scuba diving and fishing.

Lake Texoma

Those closer to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex can find Lake Texoma, one of the United States' largest reservoirs. Texoma is a premier Texas lake for bass fishing and is home to over 70 other species of fish. In fact, one Lake Texoma fisher pulled a 120-lb blue catfish, which set a world record at the time.

Due to its sheer size, you will find a diverse selection of entertainment all along the Texoma shoreline. Spend the day golfing and relaxing at any of the courses and hotels along this Texas lake. There are also several marinas, boat rentals and fishing ventures ready to water-lover out on the lake for some fun in the sun.

Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake may not be as big as the other two lakes we have mentioned, but it is full of stunning natural wonders and diverse wildlife. Located on the border between Texas and Liousanna, Caddo Lake features several bayous and ponds draped in Spanish moss with towering cypress trees overhead.

This is the perfect Texas lake for the explorer looking to get away from more touristy locations. Enjoy fishing, paddling and hiking – or rent one of many historic cabins built over 80 years ago. You can also rent a canoe or kayak and travel along more than 50 miles of paddling trails.

If you are looking for adventure in Texas, Perry Homes builds in several highly sought-after neighborhoods in Texas. Explore our move-in ready properties near some of the state’s most popular Texas lakes. 

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Top 3 Texas Lakes to Plan Your Outdoor Getaway

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