Embrace the Outdoors Near Wedgewood Forest

There are plenty of ways to embrace the outdoors when you live in Wedgewood Forest. Our Conroe location lends itself to hiking, biking, fishing and so much more. Take a look at all the adventures you can have.

Lake Conroe

Wedgewood Forest is just five miles from this 22,000-acre lake that boasts 157 miles of gorgeous shoreline. Known as one of the top fisheries in the United States, Lake Conroe is the perfect place to drop a line and hook catfish, bluegill and crappies. If fishing doesn’t float your boat, may we suggest floating your boat? There are several marinas on the lake with modern boat slips and storage units. Need a kayak? Rent one! You can also hit the beach at Lake Conroe Park.

Sam Houston National Forest

Got a hankering to do some hiking? You’ll love Sam Houston National Forest. One of four national forests in Texas, it is popular with trekkers ready to traverse the 128-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail. Campers also love Sam Houston. There are three developed campgrounds. Primitive camping is allowed off the trails. Fishing and hunting are also allowed.

G. Jones State Park

W.G. Jones State Forest is a 1,700-acre working urban forest. While the purpose of the forest is educational, there are 15 miles of trails to explore, lakes with limited fishing and picnicking, a fitness trail, demonstration gardens and geocaching opportunities.

Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures

Home to the largest lazy river in the Houston area, Big Rivers is fun for the entire family. The waterpark also boasts a wave pool, multiple waterslides and a children’s splash area. Gator Splash is the largest interactive play structure in Texas, including more than 300 water play elements, multiple slides and sprayers. Big Rivers Fairgrounds is a new attraction featuring amusement park rides. Families can also explore a water obstacle park, zipline, petting zoo, giant maze, ax throwing, archery, catch-and-release fishing and animal encounters.

3 Palms Action Sports Park

Become a member and get ready to race. 3 Palms is Houston’s premiere motocross multi-track facility. There are five motocross tracks, a pewee track, a water cable park, championship boating lake and an on-site boat dealership.

Candy Cane Park

Conroe’s most well-known park, Candy Cane boasts 24 acres of picnic areas, play structures, trails, sports courts and more. The C.K. Ray Recreation Center and the Conroe Aquatic Center to add to the fun.

Carl Barton Jr. Park

Coming in at 201 acres, Carl Barton Jr. is Conroe’s largest park. Popular with athletes, the park sports nine baseball fields, four softball fields, nine soccer fields and a 10-mile walking/jogging trail. Visitors also enjoy a fishing pond, play structure and picnic tables.

7 Acre Wood

Take the little ones out to play all day at Conroe’s favorite amusement park. 7 Acre Wood offers a mini golf course, petting zoo, zip line, scooter track, chalk room, giant Lego room, giant sandbox, Little Tykes Town, horseshoes, ladder golf, basketball, soccer, tetherball, football, puppet house, playground, swing set and giant games.


Grab some friends and head out to one of the area’s many golf courses. Favorite places to swing a club include The Golf Club at Margaritaville Lake ResortRiver Plantation Gold Club and Grand Lake Golf Club.

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2022