Lake Conroe is located about one hour north of downtown Houston. The lake is 21 miles long and covers 21,000 surface acres. This man-made lake serves as a reserve for Houston’s drinking water supply. You can enjoy the clean, clear water for a variety of recreations which include boating, fishing, hunting, golfing, swimming, water skiing, and jet skiing.
The lake is located in the city of Conroe which has a rich history. The history of Conroe begins in 1881 when Isaac Conroe established a sawmill on Stewart’s Creek. In January 1884, he established a post office and the community was named Conroe’s Switch. The name was shortened to Conroe within a decade. By 1892 the Community was a shipping center for lumber, cotton, livestock and bricks because the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway all connected in the town.
Lake Conroe, built in 1973, is located on the west fork of the San Jacinto River. Building the lake was a joint effort by the City of Houston, the Texas Water Development Board, and the San Jacinto River Authority to have as an alternate water source for the City of Houston. At the widest point, the lake is 6 miles wide. The lake’s average depth is 20 feet deep with the deepest point being 70 feet in the river channel. One hundred fifty seven miles of shoreline surround the lake. Sam Houston National Forest borders the lake on the north and provides a large supply of wildlife, several species of birds, and even alligators. With a fish species which includes blue, channel and flathead catfish; striped, white and largemouth bass; crappie and smallmouth buffalo the lake offers the best fishing around Houston.
Long Lake, LTD. has two beautiful, new home communities located in Conroe: Montgomery Creek Ranch by Postwood Homes and Foxwood Builders and Gleneagles by Foxwood Homes. Both of these communities offer custom-made homes which include great amenities. Our homes are affordably priced and offer more square footage for your money. For shopping and entertainment, you’re just minutes away from the Woodlands Mall, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and Woodlands Waterway.
The Woodlands Mall offers a variety of department store and retail shops along with a food court. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hosts a number of concerts throughout the year. The Woodlands waterway features an assortment of waterfront restaurants and taverns. Also located in the Woodlands are an array of restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining estabishments.