Lake Mcqueeney is older then its neighbor, Lake Dunlap. It is also more popular. Some say it is more popular due to the “Ski Bees,” an amazing acrobatic ski show performed every Thursday. It’s a show 66 years running! Others say it is due to the private Lake Breeze Ski Lodge. Open 7 days a week. You can boat, or you can drive to the lodge grab a bite to eat, have a drink, swim in the pool and it is all part of the membership.
Not too worry for you fisherman, this lake has unique fishing opportunities, too. You are more likely to catch the one-of-a-kind Guadalupe Bass fish here. The lake, formed in 1928, has since been stocked with a wide variety of species that will engage any level of fisherman. Largemouth bass and white crappie are the most commonly caught fish. Don’t forget to go after the big fish. Walk to a nearby bar and you’ll hear some tall tales of the fish caught in this lake. They seem to get bigger every year!
The lake is near the Dam Camp, where you can ski, boat, play volleyball and a number of other fun activities. You can stay the night in a specially designed storage container. The lake itself connects to the guadalupe river, so tubing is a common feature of the lake itself.
A few miles up the road is the town of New Braunfels. You won’t want to miss the bevy of German festivals that occur here. Learn to dance like the common-folk and drink like a Germanic hero of old. For more adventure there is the Natural Bridge Caverns, which is the largest underground chambers in Texas. For the family with young children there is the Discovery Tour. See the amazing cavern formation of stalactites and stalagmites as well as the unique caverns. You’ve never seen darkness like this. Or for the brave and adventurous go on the Adventure Tour. This is not for your ordinary cave dweller. No concrete. No handrails. And prepare yourself to crawl in the mud and rappel down enormous caves. It’s an adventure you’ll find nowhere else.
For a bit of a more tamed fun, try Schlitterbahn waterpark. There’s a slide and a pool for every age and difficulty. Glide down 40 foot slides or just relax in a jacuzzi, whichever floats your boat!