Here you will find all you need to know about the Lake Conroe area from an insider’s perspective to help you plan your perfect lake getaway.
I grew up on the shores of Lake Conroe in the small town of Willis, Texas. This area has grown up A LOT in the last several years and it has now become a great location for tourists looking to relax at the lake, explore some national parks, or just have a quiet weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
I have just purchased a second lake side condo in the neighborhood of Seven Coves, which I am offering for short term rentals, you can find more information about my properties below. If you are already a guest of mine – welcome! I hope that this guide is a helpful resource that allows you to better enjoy your time at the lake!
The Lakeside Hideaway properties:
Within walking distance of the condo you will have access to a park, playground, fishing pier, basketball court, boat ramp, and a tennis court
Restaurants on the Lake:
What’s better than having a meal on the water?!
The Rubber Duck/Tiki Bar has just opened for the season and it is just steps away from the condo! Located on the other side of the parking lot, near the Sunset Harbor resort and the Southern Empress, there is a walking bridge that will lead you over to floating bar.
Closest waterfront bar/restaurant: Pelican’s Cove – usually has live music on the weekends – open until 2 am, you can go there by car (10 mins) or boat (20 mins)
Sam’s Boat, Fajita Jacks, The Back Porch, Papa’s on the Lake, Wolfies – all of these and more are on HighWay 105 in Conroe. They are on the opposite side of the lake, it takes about 25 minutes by car but if you have access to a boat, it is only about 10 minutes by boat from the ramp in Seven Coves and all of the restaurants have docks.
Other restaurants in Willis:
These restaurants are not located right on the water but they are a great option for those who do not want to drive very far, they are all under a 15 minute drive from Seven Coves.
Closest Country Bar: Cactus Lounge, country atmosphere, food, drinks, dancing and pool tables open until 1 am on the weekends and usually has live music!
The closest boat rental is located just steps away in the neighborhood marina. You have to call to schedule with them before hand. Click here for their website, DNS Watersports, and their phone number is (936)520-7604. If you tell them you are a condo guest you will get a 15% discount!
Looking for FUN?!:
Southern Star Brewery – (Open Thursday-Sunday)
Home of the Blonde Bombshell, this brewery offers a Texas sized venue for those looking to explore one of Conroe’s hidden gems. With both indoor and outdoor areas offering drink service one of Southern Stars unique brews are never more than an arms length. Strike up a conversation with the brew staff and you’ll find they are passionate about what they do offering both tastings and brewery tours.
Thursday 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Brewery is located at:
Phone: (936) 441-BREW (2739)
3525 N. Frazier St.
Conroe, Texas 77303
Southern Empress Lake Cruise – beautiful lake tours at sunset with dining!
Seven Acre Wood – Fun Park & Petting zoo located right in Conroe, address is 4401 N Frazier Conroe, TX 77308. Passes are about $6 a person, check the website for more details! Open daily 9-5, and 12-5 on Sundays.
Huntsville State Park is about 15 miles north on I-45 address is: Sam Houston National Forest, 565 Park Road 40 west, Huntsville, TX 77340
The park offers several amenities for day campers or over night campers, there are several trails within the park that circumference Lake Raven, they offer fishing and canoe/kayak rentals, volleyball courts, an outdoor amphitheater and more!
Shopping: There is the Conroe Outlet Mall about 10 miles from the entrance of Seven Coves, address is 1111 League Line Rd, Conroe, TX 77303
Also available is The Woodlands Mall address: 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380 (about 30 minute drive) The Woodlands Waterway offers countless bars, restaurants and night clubs.
Willis Kroger – 12605 Interstate 45 N, Willis, TX 77318
Closest Gas Station:
Shell Gas station, corner of FM 830 and Cude Cemetery
This guide was written with you, the traveler, in mind. I hope I was able to give you more insight on this location and better prepare you for your upcoming trip to Lake Conroe. I am constantly updating my site with new information so check back soon or send me a message if you think I’ve missed something.