Texas Lakes & Boating - Lake Reviews, Boat Rentals, Cabins, and More

Texas has around 300 navigable lakes with over 4,959 square miles of fresh water to enjoy for picnicking, fishing, camping, and boating and it doesn't get much better than on a hot summer day spending time at one of the Texas lakes. The Texas Lakes & Boating section of Texas Outside will help you quickly find a lake in Texas and learn more about it by reading Texas Outside's lake reviews. In Texas Lakes & Boating you'll also find boat rentals (sail, power boats, stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and houseboats), clickable lake maps, lake cabins for rent, Texas fishing guides, lake campgrounds or lake resorts, and our list of the "best lakes in Texas."

Lakeway Resort on Lake Travis

Lake Cabin Rentals & Lake Resorts

If you're headed to a lake, why not make it a weekend or longer and stay in one of the many Texas lake resorts or lake rental cabins. In this section of Texas Outside you'll find some excellent Texas lake rental properties, fishing cabins and lodges, and resorts loaded with plenty of amenities on most of the larger lakes in Texas.

Keep Austin Wet Boat Rentals

Boat Rentals In Texas

If you're going to a Texas lake and don't have a boat this section lists boat rental locations by lake. You'll typically find pontoons, ski boats, fishing boats, and waverunners to rent on most of the big lakes in Texas. And you can also find a lake where you can rent a houseboat or party barge, a kayak or standup paddleboard.

Texas fishing guide

Fishing Guides & Fishing Cabins

If you want to catch some big fish for a trophy on your wall or a delicious fish fry all your friends, then you need to talk to one of the Texas fishing guides. We'll show you lists of the best freshwater and saltwater fishing guides. If you're going for a weekend of fishing, then check out any of these fishing cabins.

Houseboats for rent
Possum Kingdom Lake

Texas Lake Reviews & Ratings

In this section you can use some Texas maps to quickly locate a lake, read Texas Outside's review and rating of the lake, and find a list of Texas Outside's favorite lakes. The detailed lake reviews have lots of information about the lake, loads of pictures, and a rating based on several different criteria like water clarity, fun things to do, safety, and more.

Party cove on Lake LBJ

Find a Texas Lake

If you're looking for a lake to enjoy next weekend, this section will help you quickly find a lake by city, name, or Texas region. Once you find a lake in Texas that you want to visit, when you click on the lake icon on the map you'll find a link to the lake's website or Texas Outside review and rating of the lake - both of which have lots of good information.

Just for Fun Boat Rental Coupon

Fishing Guides & Boat Rental Coupons

If you're going to rent a boat for a fun day on the lake or hire a fishing guide, then check out these Texas fishing guide and Texas boat rental coupons and discounts. To save some of your hard earned money, all you need to do is select a coupon, print it, and then present it to the fishing guide or boat rental staff.

Camping on Lake Austin

Cool Texas Lake Maps

These cool (at least we think they are cool) lake maps of a number of fun Texas Lakes allow you to quickly find: something to do on the lake, a lake cabin or resort, lake campgrounds, fishing guides, marinas and ramps, restaurants, party coves, boat rentals, and lots more plus links to Texas Outside's review and rating of the lake.


Highland Lakes of Texas

The Highland Lakes of Texas is comprised of 7 of the best lakes in Texas - Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Marble Falls Lake, Lake Travis, Lake Austin, and Lady Bird Lake. Here you'll find lots of great information on the Highland Lakes - places to stay, fishing guides and boat rentals, fun things to do, and lots more.

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