Houston County Lake

Tranquility

Houston County Lake (not to be confused with Lake Houston) is a 1330 acre spring fed lake located in the hills of the Texas Forest Country. The lake is a constant level lake and has more consistent water levels than most area lakes. It's a great lake for recreational boating and fishing.

More About Houston County Lake

Houston County Lake (not to be confused with Lake Houston) is a 1330 acre spring fed lake that is nestled in the creeks and hills of the Texas Forest Country.

The lake is a constant level lake and has more consistent water levels than most area lakes.

It's a great lake for recreational boating and fishing with an almost 60/40% split of open water and fishing structure (fishing is approx. 60%).

More Than Just Fishing

While there is adequate room for recreational boating, tubing, jet skis and all your favorite water sports a good portion (over 60%)  is stumpy making fishing boats, kayaks or canoes necessary.

These are the areas, along with two islands that are best for fishing and wildlife viewing.

Water Sports at Houston County Lake

More on Houston County Lake

The Houston County Lake has many subdivisons and is becoming increasingly developed as growth in the major cities spreads. For the most part it is still in early stages of development and is very different from Lake Conroe and Lake Livingston. It still has, and will continue to have, the small town charm for many years.

Technical data on the lake

  • located 9 miles outside of historic Crockett Texas
  • was impounded in 1965
  • approx. 1330 acres
  • there is a modern T.P.W.D.  boat launch  at the dam. It is free to launch and has free parking. There is also a launch at the  Crockett Family Resort
  • there is no gas, food or stores on the lake. (Closest is Crockett @ 9 miles) so shop first. There is a small store with limited supplies at Crockett Family Resort
  • there are no boat rentals on H.C.L.  Rentals are available in Dallas, Houston, and Conroe.
  • Cellular phone service is improving, but can still be challenging at times.  According to our feedback, Verizon phones work great, ATT and Sprint works in some areas, but not all.
  • lodging is available at www.VacationCountryRentals.com