Lake Houston

Lake Houston is a reservoir on the west fork of the San Jacinto River, 15 miles (24 km) northeast of downtown HoustonTexasUSA.

Situated between the communities of KingwoodAtascocita and Humble on the west bank, Sheldon on the south, and Crosby and Huffman on the east. An earthen dam spans a portion of the southern bank along Dwight D. Eisenhower Park.

The reservoir was created in 1953 when the City of Houston built the dam to impound a reservoir to replace Sheldon Lake, then the primary source of water for the city. The city sold Sheldon Lake to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for use as a waterfowl sanctuary and public fishing site.

The City of Houston annexed the Lake Houston area and a 22.5 miles (36.2 km) canal in 1956.

     Lake Houston Website 

There are many neighborhoods along the Lake Houston shore and surrounding area.  Below are the subdivisions and neioghborhoods.  Several offer waterfront property opportunities.

    Atascocita Shores

    Kings Lake Estates

    Kings River Estates

    LakeshoreLakeshore Website

    SummerwoodSummerwood Website

    Summer Lake Ranch

    WaldenWalden Country Club

    Waters Edge 

New neighborhoods and communities:

    The Groves of NE Houston

    Lakewood Pines Estates & Lake Wood Pines Reserve

    The Bridges on Lake Houston

    Stillwater on Lake Houston

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