Park on the Lake Overview:
Park on the Lake is the place to camp if you want some lake side camping in a small, friendly, and well maintained park. Their sites are on the shore of Lake Conroe in a protected cove with easy access to to Lake Conroe. Lake Conroe is a 20,000 acre lake that is excellent for catfish and bluegill fishing, fun to cruise, and has some fun and lively bars and restaurants. The Park terrain is flat with some trees providing limited shade. The shoreline is either a grassy or sandy bottom making it excellent for boat parking or swimming. The staff is very friendly and courteous. Pets are welcome.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Park on the Lake has 125 level sites of which over 50 are right on shore of Lake Conroe. There are 14 pull through sites that are not on the water and 6 lake front tent sites. All of the sites are level and have water, sewer, picnic tables, and 30 or 50 amp service. Some sites have their own small pier which is excellent for overnight boat parking and easy boat access.
Some of the other amenities of Park on the Lake include:
- free high speed internet
- boat ramp
- nice pool including a baby pool and spa
- new playground
- 20 person capacity pavillion
- laundry room
- bath house with showers
- camp store
- club house
The club house has a library, exercise room, kids play room, well stocked kitchen, and refrigerator and is perfect for small family reunions or meetings of up to 20 people.
The staff and owner of Park on the Lake are focused on making your stay enjoyable and they are always sponsoring some type of activity or event like pot luck dinners, special holiday functions, BBQ, or Saturday night Texas hold'em.
At the tip of the peninsula is a small island that has picnic tables, grills, water, and electricity - a great spot to have a picnic or dinner and enjoy the view of the lake.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
We like to start the day by finding a cove with some calm water for skiing. After that we'll cruise by the beautiful homes in Bentwater which is on the west shore almost directly across from Park on the Lake, then head to a cove to swim and watch the Bentwater golfers try to par some of the challenging water holes (don't park to near the shore or you may end up with a golf ball in the boat), and finally end up at Papa's Ice House which is at the west end of the dam and a fun and lively spot for drinks, appetizers or dinner, and live music.
We also like to borrow the Park's volleyball net, crochet set, or horseshoes and round up some campers for some fun in the sun on the Park's activities field. And of course, a camping weekend isn't complete without a round of washers and ladder golf - you can purchase this fun game on Texas Outside's Games Merchandise Page.
Cool Nearby Activities:
One of the advantages of staying at Park on the Lake is that it is conveniently located to lots of fun things to see and do. If you like golf, there are some outstanding golf courses within 30 minutes - click here to find nearby courses and reviews. You can spend the day antique shopping in Old Town Spring or Old Town Montgomery. The kids will enjoy Splashtown USA in Spring. There are plenty of restaurants (Vernon's Kountry Katfish, Hyden's Seafood Restraurant, Giovanni's Continental Cuisine, or lots of BBQ or TexMex choices) and some fun nightlife (The Corner Pub Sports Bar, Johnny B Daltons, or Bob Wills Jr Danceland). Visit the Lake Conroe Website for more details and information or the staff at the Park can make some recommendations.
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Additional Pictures of Park on the Lake
Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more