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Map of the Conroe Area & Additional Conroe Information

Lake Conroe by Conroe TexasThe town of Conroe and the lake bearing the same name is a popular recreational getaway for those living in the Houston area, with Houston being about 40 miles to the south.

Conroe is on the southern edge of Sam Houston National Forest, in Montgomery County where you will find tall pine trees, rolling hills and woodland lakes.

Conroe was founded by Issac Conroe who operated a lumber mill on the western edge of the Big Thicket. Conroe built a tram to connect to the Great Northern Railroad. Where the tram met the Great Northern became known as Conroe's Switch. Several other railroads opted to lay tracks through the switch and thus Conroe became a shipping hub.

Most visitors to Conroe come to play on the lake, but there are other attractions, like the Crighton Theatre which puts on plays, opera, ballet, concerts and other events. There is the Heritage Museum where you'll learn about Conroe's role in the Texas oil and timber industries.

At J-Mar Farms you'll find a bed & breakfast with a petting farm with more than 200 animals to pet.

The Texas Renaissance Festival takes place in the fall for 7 weekends from October through mid-November. Texas Renaissance Festival is one of the largest in America. It takes places in a pristine piney woods setting. 

Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival brings in thousands on the 2nd weekend of October. There is a parade, entertainment on 3 stages, arts and crafts and a lot of spicy food.

In Lake Conroe you can catch striped bass, walleye, catfish, bream, crappie and perch. There are 2 public ramps on the north end of the lake, along with 8 marinas where you can launch your boat. You will also find public camping and RV facilities. Or you can take a cruise on the 250 passenger sternwheel paddleboat named the Southern Empress, taking off from Del Lago Resort Tuesday through Sunday weekly.

Lake Conroe Park has fishing piers, 2 swimming holes, picnic tables with grills and a pavilion. Access is on Texas 105, seven miles west of I-45. There is an admission fee.

The Joe Roughneck Statue honors George William Strake. Strake brought in the 19,000 acre Conroe Oil Field in 1931 which made him Houston's first oil millionaire. You will find the statue outside the Heritage Museum.

WHERE TO STAY IN CONROE

You will find many lodging choices in the Conroe area, from motels to resorts to bed & breakfasts, including April Plaza Marina & Motel, April Sound Resort, La Toretta Lake Resort & Spa, First Fairway at Walden, Heather's Glen B & B, Magnolia Blossom B & B, Villas on the Lake, Invernes II at Walden, J Mar B & B, The Landing at Seven Coves.

WHERE TO EAT IN CONROE

You can arrive at Banana Bay by boat or car, where, in addition to food you'll find dancing, volleyball, live music and more. Go to The Fisherman's Wharf if it is seafood you are seeking.


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