The Woodlands is known as an oasis on the water surrounded by the woods, and Lake Woodlands is a premier spot to experience it firsthand. This 200-acre freshwater lake offers outdoor recreation, entertainment, and dining opportunities. It’s one of the lakes near The Woodlands where you can kayak or stand-up paddleboard in the morning then share a lakeside meal as you watch the sunset from a patio in the evening.
Restaurant Row at Hughes Landing is located on Lake Woodlands and features some of the finest dining in the area. Treat yourself to fresh Florida stone crab at Truluck’s, signature steaks at Del Frisco’s Grille, and Tex-Mex plates, margaritas, and an extensive tequila list at Escalante's. The annual Rock the Row free concert series takes place at Hughes Landing on Thursdays each spring and fall. The Embassy Suites by Hilton The Woodlands at Hughes Landing is conveniently located nearby, making it a great place to unwind after a day of fun on Lake Woodlands.
The neighboring Northshore Park is a favorite spot to enjoy a picnic and free outdoor Concerts in the Park. Northshore has a playground, barbecue pits, volleyball courts, and pavilions open to visitors. If you’re looking for adventure, rent single or tandem kayaks at the Lakes Edge Boat House on Lake Woodlands. They allow dogs to ride in the kayaks, so you can bring your four-legged family members along! Many marathons throughout the year like the IRONMAN North American Championship and the Woodforest Bank Triathlon take place at Northshore Park and Lake Woodlands.
Lake Woodlands fishing is fun for all. It’s catch-and-release, but the challenge is on to see who will reel in the biggest catfish or bass. Both Northshore Park and Southshore Park are prime places to cast. And Southshore is home to the giant green Rise of the Midgard Serpent sculpture—our own version of the Loch Ness Monster.