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  • #16
    450 miles to Table Rock Lake from Alexandria. Great places to stay, water is damn near drinkable. You won't be left wanting. Several buoy courses to ski, great marinas, lots of MasterCraft peeps. Swing the trip in early June and reunion with over 100 MC owners over 3 days.
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    • #17
      It all depends on what you are looking for. If you want to drive a little further Hot Springs, AR is closer to you than Table Rock and has plenty of options. Looking for stuff around the lake to do? There are plenty of condos and rent houses on Lake Hamilton with lakefront bars and restaurants. Or a little more lake oriented with more open space and secluded coves? Rent a houseboat and go claim an island on Lake Ouachita (pronounced "Wa****ah"). The most under rated lake in the Hot Springs chain is Lake DeGray; campsites and plenty of smooth water. Those are quite a haul from SAT and HOU though.
      If your budget is a little bigger, check out Lake Travis near Austin, MILES of deep clean and clear water to explore with some floating bars and eats. We love making the weekend trip from Conroe. It's about another 2 1/2 hours West on HWY 105/290 from Conroe. It would be about 7 hrs drive from BTR if you cut HWY 105 across from Beaumont.

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      • #18
        It all depends on what you are looking for. If you want to drive a little further; Hot Springs, AR is closer to you than Table Rock and has plenty of options. Looking for stuff around the lake to do? There are plenty of condos and rent houses on Lake Hamilton with lakefront bars and restaurants. Or a little more lake oriented with more open space and secluded coves? Rent a houseboat and go claim an island on Lake Ouachita (pronounced "Wash itah"). The most under rated lake in the Hot Springs chain is Lake DeGray; campsites and plenty of smooth water. Those are quite a haul from SAT and HOU though.
        If your budget is a little bigger, check out Lake Travis near Austin, MILES of deep clean and clear water to explore with some floating bars and eats. We love making the weekend trip from Conroe. It's about another 2 1/2 hours West on HWY 105/290 from Conroe. It would be about 7 hrs drive from BTR if you cut HWY 105 across from Beaumont.

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        • #19
          not good for riding on weekends. If you're looking for just a vacation spot and don't mind something more quiet look at lake livingston or trinity river. Trinity river is the best riding in tx. 20 miles of wide, deep glassy river. Check out bethy creek resort if you want a place to stay on the T.

          I see no advantage to vacationing on a lake like conroe unless you want more bars and nightlife.
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          • #20
            Trinity or Livingston sound great. we ride the Red River here mostly. was looking for a place where there will be activities for the non boarders that are going. also would like a waterfront restaurant to pull up to.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by LittleFuss View Post
              Trinity or Livingston sound great. we ride the Red River here mostly. was looking for a place where there will be activities for the non boarders that are going. also would like a waterfront restaurant to pull up to.
              Conroe has its fair share of pull up dining. Heck, they even have a ihop and a starbucks!
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              • #22
                I know this thread is several years old, but I just relocated down to the Houston area from VA and exploring Conroe vs Livingston to purchase a place and bring down my X26. I am coming from avg. depths of 55ft with 500+ miles of shoreline. Looking to meet up with great people for dock hoping and surfing. Spent some time looking around both last weekend and have chatted with the MC folks at Conroe. Based on this thread, sounds like avoiding Conroe is the better option.

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                • #23
                  Conroe is not so bad if go at the right time to the right place. During the summer its a no brainer its going to be busy on the weekends so we go during the week and typically only a few other boats are out there. The weekends are better in April/Oct/Nov but the water is a little cool. We were at Conroe two weeks ago and only saw two other boats up where we were and we were the only boat wakeboarding/surfing. The few times I've been to livingston the water was very dirty and choppy and mostly fishing boats were out. Conroe is more of a social/happening/city type lake where livingston is laid back/fishing/country style lake. But if you live on either lake you have the ability to go out early/late in the day when others are gone to find that calm water.

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