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Must-See Lakes To Visit in Texas

Many major tourist attractions are around Texas, but the state’s lakes offer more private venues to spend the evening. Whether you’re traveling there for work or to spend some time away from work, these are the must-see lakes to visit in Texas.

Inks Lake—Burnet

If you’re visiting Texas for some relaxation, one of the best places to visit is Inks Lake near Benet. Surrounding the lake is expansive, gorgeous greenery—the perfect backdrop for any pictures you want to take. On the lake, you can indulge in some swimming, paddle boating, kayaking, and fishing. Visitors can access the lake via Inks Lake State Park, which also has campsites available to guests.

Lake Conroe— Conroe

Lake Conroe is 22,000 acres of shimmering water, which reflects the blue sky brilliantly on sunny days. On those sunny days, Lake Conroe is a great spot to enjoy some jet skiing or fishing. Plus, if you like hiking, consider stopping by the nearby Lone Star Hiking Trail, which offers 96 miles of incredible land worth traversing. 

Once the sun sets, the city of Conroe offers various venues for enjoying a lively evening of dancing and drinks for visitors with an interest in the local nightlife. From Maverick’s Saloon to the Red Brick Tavern, Conroe has no shortage of exciting hotspots worth checking out after a day on the lake. 

Lake Travis—Austin

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Lake Travis is home to the famous Devil’s Cove, a hotspot where party boats gather to indulge in some good music, drinks, and fun on the lake. If you’d rather find a more private spot on the lake, you can do that while still enjoying activities like boating, fishing, swimming, and jet skiing. 

If you want to have some fun above water, Lake Travis Zipline Adventures offers exactly that. If you’re with the family, there are several nearby waterparks worth spending the day at before retreating to one of the lake’s restaurants to enjoy some cocktails and an incredible sunset. Not only is Lake Travis worth visiting if you have some time away from work, but it’s also the perfect venue for hosting a bachelor party next time you have to plan one.  Out of all the must-see lakes to visit in Texas, Lake Travis is one of the most beloved, thanks to the magnificent sunsets and assorted activities you can enjoy during your time there.