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Lake-Conroe is a 21,000-acre lake nestled in Montgomery County in southeastern Texas. A small portion of the lake lies within the town of Conroe, Texas, but most is in the unincorporated Montgomery County. Lake Conroe lies on the west fork of the San Jacinto River, just west of Interstate 45 off of State Highway 105. The lake sits within the East Texas Piney Woods region. It is approximately 21 miles long, with 5,000 acres within the Sam Houston National Forest. Lake Conroe was built in the 1970s as a water supply for the city of Houston, but has also become a popular recreational lake. It's only about 40 miles north of Houston and the nearby town of Conroe is described as "a sleepy little backwater town." Many people visit the town as a tourist get-away spot, and the major portion of the lake is only about seven miles southeast of the town. Many different outdoor activities are available, including fishing, boating, hiking, camping, horseback riding and more. Downtown Conroe has two historic theaters, and an outdoor amphitheater offers free concerts April-September.

Surrounding areas: Montgomery, Texas (6.7 mi), Willis, Texas (7.1 mi), Conroe, Texas (12.1 mi), The Woodlands, Texas (20.3 mi), Point Blank, Texas (31.5 mi), Lake Livingston, Texas (33.9 mi), Waterwood, Texas (34.1 mi)

Lake Conroe Vacation Rentals

Lake Conroe Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Del Lago Resort600 Del Lago BlvdMontgomery, TX3.6 mi.(936) 582-6100
Best Western Lake Conroe14643 Hwy 105 WMontgomery, TX6.7 mi.(936) 588-3030
Best Western Willis12323 Interstate 45 NWillis, TX7.1 mi.(936) 856-1906
Comfort Inn - Conroe1115 League Line RdConroe, TX8.8 mi.(936) 890-2811
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites2240 Stoneside RdConroe, TX12.1 mi.(936) 788-5200
Motel 6 #0385 Conroe820 I-45 SouthConroe, TX12.7 mi.(936) 760-4003
Baymont Inn & Suites1506 I-45 SConroe, TX12.8 mi.(936) 539-5100
Ramada Inn1601 I-45 SConroe, TX13.6 mi.(936) 756-8941
Days Inn-Huntsville613 I-45 SouthHuntsville, TX17.7 mi.(936) 295-9151
Gateway Inn & Suites606 I-45 SHuntsville, TX17.7 mi.(936) 295-7595
Super 83121 Montgomery RdHuntsville, TX18.1 mi.(936) 730-8888
Woodlands Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriot16850 I-45 SConroe, TX19.2 mi.(936) 271-0110
Comfort Suites18456 I-45 SShenandoah, TX19.2 mi.(936) 273-1500
Hampton Inn I-45 North18484 I-45 SThe Woodlands, TX19.2 mi.(936) 273-3400
Homewood Suites By Hilton29813 I-45 NorthWoodlands, TX19.4 mi.(281) 681-9199
Comfort Inn & Suites Huntsville1801 I-45Huntsville, TX19.5 mi.(800) 228-5150
La Quinta Inn #654 The Woodlands28673 I-45 NThe Woodlands, TX19.7 mi.(281) 367-7722
Hilton Garden Inn Houston/The Woodlands9301 Six Pines DrThe Woodlands, TX19.9 mi.(281) 364-9300
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites24888 I-45 NThe Woodlands, TX19.9 mi.(281) 681-8088
Residence Inn By Marriott Houston Woodlands 29333 Six Pines DrThe Woodlands, TX19.9 mi.(800) 331-3131
Days Inn & Suites160 Ih 45 SHuntsville, TX20.0 mi.(936) 438-8400
Holiday Inn Express-sam Houston201 W HL Park CirHuntsville, TX20.0 mi.(936) 293-8800
Motel 6 #0339 Huntsville1607 Interstate 45Huntsville, TX20.0 mi.(936) 291-6927
University Hotel ShsuHuntsville, TX20.0 mi.(936) 291-2151
University HotelSam Houston State UniversityHuntsville, TX20.0 mi.(936) 291-2151
Courtyard By Marriott-the Woodlands1020 LK Front CirThe Woodlands, TX20.4 mi.(281) 292-3262
Drury Inn Houston The Woodlands28099 Ih-45 NorthThe Woodlands, TX20.4 mi.(280) 362-7222
Residence Inn-the Woodlands1040 LK Front CirThe Woodlands, TX20.4 mi.(281) 292-3252
Howard Johnson Express Inn19565 I-45 NConroe, TX20.7 mi.(281) 298-8140
Marriott Woodlands/Waterway1601 Lake Robbins DrThe Woodlands, TX20.8 mi.(281) 367-9797
La Quinta Inn #947 Huntsville1407 I-45 NorthHuntsville, TX21.3 mi.(936) 295-9245
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center2301 N Millbend DrSpring, TX21.3 mi.(281) 367-1100
Oakwood/woodland Meadows25335 Budde RdSpring, TX22.9 mi.(713) 995-5111
Sun Suites Greenspoint12010 Kuykendahl RdHouston, TX23.6 mi.(281) 873-0700
Super 824903 I-45 NSpring, TX23.6 mi.(281) 367-5040
Hawthorn Suites The Woodlands24868 I-45 NThe Woodlands, TX23.6 mi.(281) 681-9188
La Quinta Inn & Suites #73724868 I-45 NorthThe Woodlands, TX23.6 mi.(281) 681-9188
Holiday Inn Express1437 Keefer StTomball, TX23.9 mi.(281) 351-4114
Laquinta Inn & Suites14000 Medical Complex DrTomball, TX24.5 mi.(281) 516-0400
Crossland150 Vly Wood RdSpring, TX26.9 mi.(281) 296-2799

Lake Conroe Weather & Climate

Southwest Texas has a humid subtropical climate with very hot summers. An average of 99 days per year reach above 90 degrees F. High humidity causes the heat index to rise even higher. Winds are often light in the summer and offer little relief from the heat. This region is often called "the most air-conditioned place on earth." Spring super cell thunderstorms sometimes bring tornadoes to the area, although it's not officially part of "Tornado Alley." Winters in southeastern Texas are mild. Snowfall is rare. The average high in January, which is the coldest month, is 63 degrees F. Average annual rainfall in this area is 50 inches. Storms dump large amounts of rain causing flash floods. Prevailing winds are from the south and southeast during most of the year, bringing heat from the deserts.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 60°F 40°F 3.96 in. -
February 64°F 43°F 2.96 in. -
March 72°F 50°F 3.21 in. -
April 78°F 57°F 3.73 in. -
May 85°F 65°F 5.08 in. -
June 90°F 71°F 4.26 in. -
July 94°F 73°F 2.65 in. -
August 94°F 72°F 3.46 in. -
September 89°F 67°F 4.58 in. -
October 80°F 58°F 4.46 in. -
November 70°F 49°F 4.61 in. -
December 62°F 41°F 4.00 in. -

Lake Conroe Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the George Bush Intcntl Houston airport (IAH) located about 34 miles south of Lake Conroe in Houston, Texas, the Sugar Land Regional airport (SGR) located approximately 56 miles south of Lake Conroe in Houston, Texas, the William P Hobby airport (HOU) located roughly 57 miles south of Lake Conroe in Houston, Texas, and finally Ellington Field (EFD) located around 63 miles south of Lake Conroe in Houston, Texas.

Lake Conroe Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags AstroWorldHoustonTX48.6 mi.
Water Parks
SplashTown WaterparkSpringTX26.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Fish Creek Golf ClubMontgomeryTX6.7 mi.
Texas National Golf ClubWillisTX7.8 mi.
Montgomery County Golf CenterConroeTX12.5 mi.
Wedgewood Golf CourseConroeTX12.5 mi.
Country Campus Golf CourseHuntsvilleTX19.8 mi.
Outlaw Gap Golf CourseHuntsvilleTX19.8 mi.
Treeline Golf ClubTomballTX24.0 mi.
High Meadow Ranch Golf ClubMagnoliaTX24.5 mi.
Augusta PinesSpringTX27.7 mi.
Cypresswood Golf ClubSpringTX27.7 mi.
Gleannloch Farms Golf CourseSpringTX27.7 mi.
Spring Valley Golf ClubSpringTX27.7 mi.
WindRose Golf ClubSpringTX27.7 mi.
Bluebonnet CountryNavasotaTX29.0 mi.
Navasota Municipal Golf CourseNavasotaTX29.0 mi.
State Parks
Huntsville State ParkTX12.9 mi. 
Washington State ParkTX33.9 mi. 
Woodlands Science and Art CenterThe WoodlandsTX20.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Star of the Republic MuseumWashingtonTX34.1 mi.(History)
Texas A&M Athletic Sports MuseumCollege StationTX45.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Houston Maritime MuseumHoustonTX48.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Menil CollectionHoustonTX48.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Houston Museum of Natural ScienceHoustonTX48.6 mi.(Science)
Museum of Health and Medical ScienceHoustonTX48.6 mi.(Science)
Museum of Printing HistoryHoustonTX48.6 mi.(Technology)
Contemporary Arts MuseumHoustonTX48.6 mi.(Art)
Museum of Fine ArtsHoustonTX48.6 mi.(Art)
Rice University Art GalleryHoustonTX48.6 mi.(Art)
Fort Bend Museum AssociationRichmondTX59.9 mi.(History)
George Ranch Historical ParkRichmondTX59.9 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Houston Zoological GardensHoustonTX48.6 mi.
Ellen Trout ZooLufkinTX80.9 mi.
Rainforest at Moody GardensGalvestonTX92.0 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX119.6 mi.

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