The Best Cheap and Free Things to Do in Lake Conroe 2022

Things to do in Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe in Montgomery County is one of the most popular boating destinations in Texas. Locals and Houstonians love getting on the lake, fishing, hiking, and visiting some of the best eateries in town yet there’s so much more to do in Conroe than meets the eye. It’s a short hour’s drive from Houston, which makes visiting Lake Conroe a great thing to do on the weekend.

While you’re in Lake Conroe, there’s plenty of fun to be had, all without breaking your budget! Here’s our list of the best Cheap and Free Things to do in Conroe. 

Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the latest information. However, all information mentioned in this article is subject to change. As always, please confirm before heading out.

Things to do in Lake Conroe – Parks, Water & Outdoor Activities

Horseback Riding Lessons in Conroe, TX 

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Location: 16463 Edgefield Lane, Conroe, TX 77302

A trainer at the highly-rated Lone Star Horsemanship helps students bond with horses & gain riding confidence through 60-minute English or Western lessons with four or fewer pupils.

Sam Houston National Forest

Things to Do in Lake Conroe - Sam Houston National Park

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The forest contains 163, 037 acres between Huntsville, Conroe, Cleveland, and Richards, Texas. With land in Montgomery, Walker, and San Jacinto counties, the Sam Houston National Forest is intermingled with privately owned timberlands and small farms.
Where: Forest Service Rd 215, Montgomery, TX 77356

Lone Star Monument & Historic Flag Park

The Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park showcase Montgomery County as the birthplace of the Lone Star Flag with towering historical battles and rally flags that depict those that flew during Texas’s fight for independence.
Where: Interstate 45 N, Conroe, TX 77301

Heritage Park Place

This park was developed with the help of the Conroe Service League in 1986 It consisted of a gazebo, picnic tables, and a playground as well as green space. In 2001, Heritage Place underwent a major expansion in response to civic leaders’ desire to create a new central space in downtown Conroe.

This 2.5-acre public space is capable of accommodating events as diverse as public gardening, crafts and cooking fairs, and wedding receptions as well as a venue for outdoor events, festivals, and concerts.
Where: 500 Metcalf St, Conroe, TX 77301

Conroe Aquatic Center (waterpark)

Things to Do in Lake Conroe - Conroe Aquatic Center

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The Conroe Waterpark features a children’s wading pool with a playground for children under 48″ and an older youth-adult pool with a basketball goal. Guests over 48″ can now enjoy our five water slides, which include multiple 3-story tower slides.

One of the most popular Lake Conroe water activities
Where: 1205 Candy Cane Lane, Conroe, TX 77301

Oscar Johnson Jr. Community Center Pool

The Oscar Johnson, Jr. Community Center is situated nearly two and one-half acres south of downtown Conroe. A six thousand square foot building with meeting facilities, classrooms, a computer lab, a kitchen, and offices supports the Center’s programming efforts to address the needs of the community.

Outdoor features include a lighted basketball court, playground area, picnic tables, and a seasonal swimming pool.
Where: 100 Park Pl, Conroe, TX 77301

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

The park is a 25-acre state-of-the-art park. With the development of Phase, I in 2000 and Phase II in 2005 the park has to allot to offer such as restroom facilities, a pavilion, a hard surface-walking trail, and also complete ADA-compliant playground.
Where: 1001 Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Pl S, Conroe, TX 77301

Things to do in Lake Conroe – Art & History

Heritage Museum of Montgomery County

Lake Conroe things to do - Heritage Museum of Montgomery

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The Museum is composed of three permanent galleries including Glimpses of Montgomery County, featuring a chronology of the area’s history, from prehistoric times to the building of Lake Conroe in the late 1970s.

The second gallery, Towns, People & Events, honors those who have impacted the county and distinguishes the first events for the area, such as the first county fair, the first telephone, etc.

The third gallery is a Hands-On Children’s Room. Here children can explore a log cabin and a turn-of-the-century general store.
Where: 1506 Interstate 45 N, Conroe, TX 77301

Conroe Art League

Activities in Lake Conroe - Conroe Art League

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CAL’s Goals are to encourage the growth and creativity of individual members, establish a standard of ethics and cooperation among their members, and provide a high-quality art experience to the community.
Where: 127 Simonton St, Conroe, Texas 77301

Things to do in Lake Conroe – Breweries and Restaurants

Southern Star Brewing Company

Things to Do in Lake Conroe - Southern Star Brewing Company

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“Founded in 2008, this outfit—started by a former Saint Arnold brew master—makes the popular ale known as Bombshell Blonde, and it’s well worth embarking on one of the brewery’s twice-daily weekend tours, where lucky visitors get to experience the olfactory bliss of standing in the fridge where they store all the hops.” – Houstonia Mag
Where: 3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe, Texas 77303

B-52 Brewing

Things to Do in Lake Conroe - B-52 Brewing

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B52 Brewing is home to a three-acre, shaded beer garden and a large taproom set in the forest near Lake Conroe. They thrive on creativity and quality when creating their beer menu, and offer up to 20 different beers brewed on-site. They’re known for their fruited sours, refreshing lagers, and robust stouts.
Where: 12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe, TX 77304

Fajita Jack’s

Fajita Jack’s is a true Tex-Mex Grill and cantina featuring live entertainment/events on our large water-view patio on Lake Conroe. Come enjoy the HDTV bar, great view, and everyday specials to satisfy your biggest cravings.
Where: 15256 TX-105, Montgomery, TX 77356


Founded in 1996, Papa’s on the Lake is the destination on Lake Conroe for entertainment and drinks!  Accessible by land or sea, Papa’s on the Lake features an adult-only pool, outdoor sand volleyball, pool tables, and more.
Where: 14632 TX-105, Montgomery, TX 77356

Things to do in Lake Conroe – Entertainment

Owen Theatre

Lake Conroe Things to do - Owen Theatre

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The Owen Theatre is an intimate soft-seat venue that seats approximately 250 people and is home to The Players Theatre Company. This building was originally built in 1946 by the Weisinger Pontiac/GMC Dealership.
Where: 225 Metcalf St, Conroe, TX 77301, United States

Crighton Theatre

The Crighton Theatre is a truly historic theatre built in 1934 and is the home base for performances offered by Stage-Right Productions, Sounds of Texas Music Series, and Christian Youth Theatre. In addition, the theatre is offered for rent for other events.
Where: 234 N Main St, Conroe, TX 77301, United States

Rainbow Roller Rink

Lessons are catered to all levels of skaters, from beginners to advanced. Beginner skaters must have a parent or guardian remain at practice.
Where: 1695 N Loop 336 E, Conroe, TX 77301, United States

Things to do in Lake Conroe – Shopping 

Jenkins Sunshine Farm

Things to do in Lake Conroe - Jenkins Sunshine Farm

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They are proud to offer you a selection of natural products that will enhance your daily living and promote your healthy lifestyle.
Where: 5800 Jackson Rd, Montgomery, TX 77316, United States

Isaac Conroe Farmers Market

Take a stroll down their historic streets of modern fancy and experience the warm, charming, if eclectic welcome that is downtown Conroe. Excellent dining, live music and theater, festivals, shopping, and more await your discovery. 
Where: 205 Metcalf St, Conroe, TX 77301, United States

Barbara’s Resale

Things to do in Lake Conroe - Barbara's Resale

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We specialize in providing new and gently used clothing (size 0 to 5X) for men, women, teens, and kids. Our team also offers shoes, designer handbags, jewelry, and accessories at affordable prices. 
Where: 511 N Frazier St, Conroe, TX 77301, United States

Conroe-Woodlands Antique Mall

Lake Conroe Things to do - Conroe-Woodlands Antique Mall

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Conroe Woodlands Antique Mall offers a variety of items at our mall and would love for you to come on by and take a look for yourself. In the meantime, please view some of the items that you will see when you visit.
Where: 3700 S Loop 336 E, Conroe, TX 77301, United States

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