Although Texas borders the Gulf Coast, it’s often thought of as a land-locked state. But as a southern state with a warm climate, summers can be especially brutal, which means you have to find creative ways to cool off. That’s why lakes in Texas are such a popular type of recreation to play around, get active and socialize.
There’s a huge lake culture across the state that’s fun, friendly, and carefree. So today, we’re highlighting the best lakes to get outside and enjoy a little nice weather and sunshine. Whether you’re a local looking to relax or a tourist interested in exploring the local scene, there’s a lot waiting for you at Texas’ lakes. Of note, natural lakes are rare in Texas, so many of these destinations are actually reservoirs. Regardless, now’s the time to hop in a boat, get in a kayak, or grab a fishing pole, because these are some of the best recreation lakes you’ll find anywhere in America.