Central Texas Lake Information Blog

Wakesurfing Lake McQueeney

 Since March 22, 2006 GBRA has had a regulation that prohibited wakesurfing.  With the rise in popularity of wakesurfing over the past few years, many questioned this regulation/rule.  There was a petition started in the summer of 2015 by a local wakesurfing enthusiast, Caleb Cloud, to allow ALL recreational boating activities on all GBRA lakes.  This petition had 490 supporters.  As of 2/10/2016 I am pleased to announce that this rule/regulation has officially been ruled unenforceable. While most water enthusiasts, including myself, are extremely excited about this news, I do encourage all watersport participants to be courteous to other boaters and homeowners even when the other party is not courteous in return. The actions of a few can ruin it for


Lake Dunlap had some very special visitors this past week! The Lady Hawkeyes Rowing Team from the University of Iowa were out practicing from sun up to sun down completing 164 miles in the 8 days they were here! They were given a warm welcome by those who reside on Lake Dunlap. It was exciting to see them row by and cheer them on. Many were inspired by their presence and dusted off their own kayaks and joined them in appreciating Lake Dunlap’s beauty. It really has been a gorgeous January on all of the area lakes.

The Lady Hawkeyes will be back to take on Old Dominon here on Lake Dunlap, February 18th at 8am, and again for spring practice later in March. We had the opportunity to meet one of the coaches who goes by “G”. We asked him why Lake Dunlap? He


I am excited to inform you that I was recently featured on HGTV!!! I was contacted by the HGTV team and asked if I was interested in doing an episode for their newest series called “Lakefront Bargain Hunt”—where real-life folks go in search of a lakeside retreat or vacation home at an affordable price.

I of course didn’t not hesitate as my goal is always to find my clients the lake house of their dreams without breaking the bank.

If you missed the episode you can download it from iTunes or YouTube (click on the title of the show below). It is Season 1 Episode 5:

Itunes: A Lone Star Lakehome

YouTube: A Lone Star Lakehome

You can purchase the episode using the links above or below...


A lot of potential buyers interested in Lakefront real estate contact me that have never heard of Lake McQueeney, Lake Dunlap, Lake Placid, or Meadow Lake. The aerial maps of these lakes throw people off. They assume that since they look like rivers you cannot run a waterski/wakeboard boat on these lakes. Quite the opposite, these lakes are perfect for waterski and wakeboard boats under 24’. As I have mentioned on this site before, the river style of these lakes really is the perfect recipe for a great waterski/wakeboard lakes: (1) there is typically always a straight away blocked by the wind since the river/lake bends in multiple locations (2) the lakes are plenty wide enough to support multiple boats (3) on the upper part of the lakes the width of the


A few years ago, a friend and I were arguing about what are the best skiable lakes/rivers in Texas.  As well as which would be the best real estate investment.  My vote hands down are for the Central Texas Lakes including: Lake McQueeney, Lake Dunlap, Lake Placid, & Meadow Lake.  His vote was the Pedernales River (upper part of Lake Travis).  I recalled this argument, when I ran across the video below of the Pedernales River from this past July during one of the worst droughts in Texas history.  Even during this record breaking drought the central Texas lakes remained at a constant level.  This video of me (Hunter Croan) wakeboarding was shot on Meadow Lake.  I could not get a helicopter so I got the next best thing which was an RC glider with an HD


When looking at lake houses for sale many of my clients are able to visualize possible improvements for the house itself, but often get discouraged if the property has unimproved waterfront. However, unimproved waterfront should be viewed as a blank canvas with the opportunity to create the perfect waterfront design for your family’s needs. Maybe it’s for entertaining friends and family, or a place for your children to play, just pure relaxation, or maybe all of the above. So don’t let unimproved waterfront intimidate you it can be done easily and more affordable than you may be thinking.

Another motive for improving your waterfront is most will see 100%, if not more, return on their real estate investment. Reason being that some people would prefer to


Halloween is just around the corner, and the Lake Breeze Ski Lodge will be closing until next spring.  So don’t miss this year’s last opportunity to hang out at the Lodge with friends and family for food, drinks, and entertainment.

The Ski Bees will have one last show this year on Sunday, October 31st at 1pm.  So before you get geared up to trick-or –treat head by Lake Breeze Ski Lodge for some excitement.

The Lake McQueeney Ski Bees was first established in 1952, and this group performs water-ski shows every Thursday night during the summer. The talents of this show beginnings with the little ones and ranges all the way up to regional, national and even world champion water skiers.

Hunter was named the 2003 Colligate Wakeboard National Champion


As most people know, the majority of what I sell is waterfront / Lake front real estate.  I REALLY love what I do.  In my eyes, I am not selling my clients a lake house or river property, I am selling them a lifestyle.  What kind of lifestyle you ask? See the video below that was filmed a few days ago of me wakeboarding on my home lake (Meadow Lake).  FYI – I will be posting a video tour of each lake (Lake McQueeney, Lake Dunlap, Lake Placid, & Meadow Lake) in HIGH Definition within the next few months. Thanks Ian Udell for editing the video!