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Houston County Lake


32Listings$10K-$790K$7.3MTotal Value
Houston County Lake, Texas

Houston County Lake real estate is regarded as a beautiful, but lesser known, market in Texas for lake homes and lake lots.

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    Full Pool Year Round
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, White Crappie
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Rodeos, special events in Crockett
  • Interesting facts: Not crowded, Nearby Davy Crockett National Forest
  • Other notes: On Little Elkhart Creek (Trinity River drainage), in Houston County 10 miles northwest of Crockett, Texas. Middle point between Austin, Dallas, and Houston (about 3 hours from each)
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
  • Dock restrictions (No).
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
2800 N Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
118 miles away
    About Houston County Lake
    Hidden Jewel of Eastern Texas

    Tucked away in the wooded hills of East Texas lies the beautiful Houston County Lake. Centered two hours from Dallas or Houston and three hours from Austin, this lake is an ideal weekend retreat.

    Local towns of Crockett and Grapeland have restaurants, stores, grocery outlets, schools, and more. The Palestine Regional Medical Center and airport are approximately 45 minutes north. The George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 120 miles south.

    Fresh Air, Cool Water, Wooded Solitude

    Houston County Lake was created in 1966 to supply water to the small towns of Crockett, Grapeland, and Latexo. Today, the lake is fed exclusively by the Little Elkhart Creek, and spans over 1,330 acres.

    The lake features 25 miles of natural shoreline, decorated with rich, towering pines. Its numerous coves and clean, cool water has made it a favorite for lake lovers.

    Boating, Swimming, Fishing

    Houston County Lake has earned a reputation for excellent fishing. With plentiful species of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and sunfish, the lake has something for every level of fisherman.

    Fishing is not all that Houston County Lake has to offer. Boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, sailing and most any water sport can be enjoyed on the lake.

    For beautiful and well maintained hiking trails, the Davy Crockett National Forest offers over 160,000 acres of east Texas woodlands, streams, wildlife habitats, hiking and horse trails, and recreation areas.

    True Texas Living

    After a sun-filled day at the lake, drive only 10 miles to explore the charming city of Crockett.

    Locals and visitors get excited for special, annual events like the World Championship Fiddlers Festival, the Regional Steak Cook-off as well as countless rodeo tournaments.

    Whether you're looking for mouthwatering barbecue, country nightlife, or Texas-style rodeo, Crockett has it all.

    Something for Everyone

    With Dallas to the north and Houston to the south, and relaxed lake living in between, Houston County Lake is the perfect destination for your weekend getaway or a family home.