Make A Splash At These 7 Crystal-Clear Lakes In Texas This Summer
By Katie Lawrence|Updated on June 20, 2023(Originally published June 15, 2023)
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
Texas can get pretty toasty in the summer, so it’s nice to have a body of water to cool off in. We’re bringing you to not just one, but seven of the clearest lakes in Texas, each one more breathtaking than the last. You’ll just have to decide which one you want to visit first!
The water levels in some of these lakes can fluctuate. Before you visit check out the water level to make sure your adventure to these Texas lakes is picture-perfect!
How many of these clearest lakes in Texas have you visited? Did we leave off your favorite? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.
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Where can I kayak in Texas?
Those who wish to kayak in Texas will find plenty of room and unspoiled waters at Tyler State Park in the Piney Woods. As you glide across the glassy water, you'll enjoy the evergreen trees and beautiful scenery surrounding this spring-fed lake. Swimming and fishing are also fun activities at this Texas Lake. Plan a weekend getaway and stay at one of the campsites or cabins.
Where can I go fishing in Texas?
There are plenty of lakes in Texas that are great for fishing but one of the best is Lake Balmorhea. This is a freshwater reservoir surrounded by mountains and you can go fishing for white crappie, sunfish, bass, and catfish from the shore or paddle out in a canoe or kayak.
Which Texas lakes are great for swimming?
One of the best Texas lakes great for swimming is Lake Texoma in Eisenhower State Park. Located only an hour from Dallas, this lake is a fantastic spot for swimming and all other water fun! You'll find beautiful white beaches and blue water at this Texas lake. You can search for fossils from a prehistoric ocean or peek inside the caves. Kayaking is also popular at this lake, and there are miles of trails for hiking.