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Medina-Lake is a reservoir located on the Medina River in the Texas Hill County. It was completed in 1913 and is operated by the Bexar-Medina-Atascosa County Agricultural District. Medina Lake is about 40 miles northwest of San Antonio in Bandera and Medina Counties. The lake is crescent-shaped and runs west to east. It's 18 miles long and three miles wide at it's broadest point. At the south end of the lake is Medina Dam. At the time of the dam's construction, it was the largest concrete dam in the country and the fourth largest dam overall. Medina Dam is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Communities located along the lake are Mico, Lake Medina Shores and Lakehills. Activities at and around the lake include fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, camping, picnicking, relaxing lakeside, Medina Lake has been stocked with largemouth bass, white bass, hybrid striped bass, catfish, and carp. Nearby Garner State Park is known for its beautiful scenery and miles of hiking trails and campgrounds. With 2.9 miles of Frio River winding through 1,774 acres of scenic terrain, the park offers lots to see and do, such as swimming, paddle boats, tubing down the river, hiking on scenic trails, camping, canoeing, fishing, miniature golf, geocaching. Also, since the 1040s, Garner Park has been known for their summer dances, held at the park's concession building.

Surrounding areas: Pipe Creek, Texas (11.2 mi), Bandera, Texas (14.1 mi), Boerne, Texas (20.3 mi), Comfort, Texas (28.1 mi), San Antonio, Texas (28.3 mi), Bulverde, Texas (31.7 mi), Kerrville, Texas (35.7 mi)

Medina Lake Vacation Rentals

Medina Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Landmark Inn State Historical Park402 FlorenceCastroville, TX14.8 mi.(512) 389-8900
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort9800 Hyatt Resort DrSan Antonio, TX16.7 mi.(210) 647-1234
Intown Suites San Antonio West7490 Culebra RdSan Antonio, TX19.3 mi.(210) 647-3784
La Quinta Inn - Vance Jackson5922 I-10 WSan Antonio, TX19.3 mi.(210) 734-7931
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fiesta Park13575 W Ih 10San Antonio, TX19.8 mi.(210) 690-5500
Intown Suites Leon Valley6625 Bandera RdSan Antonio, TX19.8 mi.(210) 509-4322
Borgman's Sunday House911 South MainBoerne, TX19.9 mi.(830) 249-9563
Quality Inn323 SW Loop 410San Antonio, TX19.9 mi.(210) 798-9900
Comfort Suites Near Seaworld8021 Alamo Downs PkwySan Antonio, TX20.1 mi.(210) 681-6000
Motel 6 #0651 San Antonio2185 SW Loop 410San Antonio, TX20.2 mi.(210) 673-9020
Rodeway Inn Fiesta Park19793 I-10 WSan Antonio, TX20.2 mi.(210) 698-3991
Ye Kendall Inn & Conference Center128 W Blanco RdBoerne, TX20.3 mi.(830) 249-2138
In Town Suites Leon Valley South6451 Bandera RdSan Antonio, TX20.3 mi.(210) 684-9085
Ramada Limited-Seaworld Area7043 Culebra RdSan Antonio, TX20.4 mi.(210) 521-1485
Best Western Ingram Park Inn6855 NW Loop 410San Antonio, TX20.5 mi.(210) 520-8080
Days Inn6010 NW Loop 410San Antonio, TX20.5 mi.(210) 522-1995
Econo Lodge Ingram Park6360 NW Loop 410San Antonio, TX20.5 mi.(210) 647-8000
La Quinta Inn - Ingram Park7134 NW Loop 410San Antonio, TX20.5 mi.(210) 680-8883
Red Roof Inn Alamo Downs6880 NW Loop 410San Antonio, TX20.5 mi.(210) 509-3434
Super 8 Motel - Seaworld5336 Wurzbach RdSan Antonio, TX20.5 mi.(210) 520-0888
Super 8 Motel Six Flags5319 Casa BellaSan Antonio, TX20.8 mi.(210) 696-6916
Comfort Inn Fiesta Park6755 North Loop 1604 WSan Antonio, TX21.1 mi.(210) 696-4766
Holiday Inn Express Fiesta4800 Woodstone BlvdSan Antonio, TX21.2 mi.(210) 877-2500
Home Gate Studions & Suites Fiesta Park10950 Laureate DrSan Antonio, TX21.2 mi.(210) 691-1103
Americas Best Value Inn2435 Pinn RdSan Antonio, TX21.6 mi.(210) 673-2100
Hampton Inn Fiesta Park11010 Huebner RdSan Antonio, TX21.6 mi.(210) 561-9058
La Quinta Inn - Lackland Afb6511 Military Dr WSan Antonio, TX21.6 mi.(210) 674-3200
Studio 6 San Antonio Six Flags #604611802 W Ih 10 WSan Antonio, TX21.6 mi.(210) 691-0121
Oak Hills Medical Center Hotel Suites7401 Wurzbach RdSan Antonio, TX21.7 mi.(210) 614-9900
Red Roof Inn Airport333 Wolf RdSan Antonio, TX21.8 mi.(210) 340-4055
Regency Inn & Suites9727 Fredericksburg RdSan Antonio, TX21.8 mi.(210) 690-2255
Travelodge Suites4934 NW Loop 410San Antonio, TX21.9 mi.(210) 680-3351
Comfort Inn Medical4 Piano PlSan Antonio, TX22.0 mi.(210) 684-8606
Baymont Inn-Wurzbach9542 I-10 WSan Antonio, TX22.1 mi.(210) 593-0338
Hampton Inn NW Seaworld4803 Manitou DrSan Antonio, TX22.1 mi.(210) 684-9966
Courtyard By Marriott Medical Center8585 Marriott DrSan Antonio, TX22.2 mi.(210) 614-7100
Amerisuites San Antonio/Northwest4303 Amerisuites DrSan Antonio, TX22.3 mi.(210) 561-0099
Country Hearth Inn7500 Louis Pasteur DrSan Antonio, TX22.3 mi.(888) 325-7821
Extended Stay Deluxe4331 Spectrum OneSan Antonio, TX22.4 mi.(210) 694-1229
Homewood Suites-nw4323 Spectrum OneSan Antonio, TX22.4 mi.(210) 696-5400
Bed & Breakfast
Pancoast Carrige House Bed & Breakfast102 Turner StSan Antonio, TX28.6 mi.(210) 225-4045

Medina Lake Weather & Climate

The South-Central Hill Country has an arid climate, but sits on the edge of the humid subtropical climate zone. Summers are hot and winters are warm to cool. Spring and fall are comfortably warm. The area receives up to 48 inches of rain per year, with the wettest months being April and May. Widespread flooding is common. The central hill country receives about a dozen nights per year below freezing. Occasionally, there is sleet, freezing rain or snow. It's not uncommon for some winters to have no freezing precipitation at all. Tornadoes are possible, although not as common as in other areas of the state. July and August are the hottest months. The highest temperature recorded was 111 F in 2000, and the lowest recorded temperature ever was 0 F in January 1949.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 61°F 40°F 1.35 in. -
February 66°F 44°F 1.76 in. -
March 74°F 51°F 1.97 in. -
April 80°F 57°F 2.68 in. -
May 86°F 64°F 3.83 in. -
June 91°F 70°F 4.23 in. -
July 94°F 72°F 1.82 in. -
August 94°F 72°F 2.80 in. -
September 90°F 68°F 2.53 in. -
October 81°F 60°F 3.72 in. -
November 70°F 49°F 1.97 in. -
December 63°F 42°F 1.63 in. -

Medina Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Hondo Municipal airport (HDO) located about 20 miles southwest of Medina Lake in Hondo, Texas, the San Antonio International airport (SAT) located approximately 28 miles east of Medina Lake in San Antonio, Texas, Kerrville Municipal Louis Schreiner Field (ERV) located roughly 30 miles northwest of Medina Lake in Kerrville, Texas, and finally the San Marcos Municipal airport (HYI) located around 68 miles east of Medina Lake in San Marcos, Texas.

Medina Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Kiddie Park Of San AntonioSan AntonioTX28.3 mi.
SeaWorld San AntonioSan AntonioTX28.3 mi.
Six Flags Fiesta TexasSan AntonioTX28.3 mi.
Landa ParkNew BraunfelsTX49.8 mi.
Water Parks
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX28.3 mi.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX49.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Alsatian Golf ClubCastrovilleTX15.2 mi.
Oak Valley Driving Range & Par 3HelotesTX15.4 mi.
Hondo Golf CourseHondoTX19.6 mi.
Castle HillsLewisvilleTX25.4 mi.
Alamo Country ClubSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
Brackenridge Municipal Golf CourseSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
Canyon Springs Golf ClubSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
Cedar Creek Municipal Golf CourseSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
Golf Club of TexasSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
Mission Del Lago Municipal Golf CourseSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
Northern Hills Country ClubSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
Olmos Basin Golf CourseSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
Pecan Valley Golf ClubSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
Quarry Golf ClubSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
Riverside Municipal Golf CourseSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
San Pedro Driving Range & Par 3 Golf CourseSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
SilverHorn Golf Club of TexasSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
Westin La Cantera Resort Golf ClubSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
Woodlake Country ClubSan AntonioTX28.6 mi.
Devine Golf CourseDevineTX29.9 mi.
State Parks
Avalon State ParkTX0.8 mi. 
Kerrville State ParkTX32.4 mi. 
Martinez State ParkTX39.3 mi. 
Magic Lantern Castle MuseumSan AntonioTX28.3 mi.(History)
Wooden Nickel Historical MuseumSan AntonioTX28.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Institute of Texan CulturesSan AntonioTX28.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Marion Koogler McNay Art MuseumSan AntonioTX28.3 mi.(Art)
AlamoSan AntonioTX28.3 mi.(History)
Fort Sam Houston MuseumSan AntonioTX28.3 mi.(History)
Gillespie Co. Historical Society Pioneer MuseumFredericksburgTX49.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX28.3 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX28.3 mi.

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