Lakes & Waterways

Basking on the banks of more than 400 acres of lakes and meandering waterways, residents of  the first phase of Bridgeland enjoy not only picturesque views of tranquil water from their homes, but also spend their leisure time playing on the water.  Upon completion, Bridgeland will offer more than 900 acres of lakes.

Throughout favorable seasons of the year, residents can jump into canoes and kayaks on one of the many lakes and waterways throughout the community, or take a ride around the activity center on paddle boats.

Parents can teach their children how to fish at the catch-and-release lakes around the property. The lakes were stocked in 2007 with nearly 300,000 fish including catfish, blue cat, brim and spotted bass.

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Lake Bridgeland is the first body of water to greet you as you enter the community.  On calm days, the water is spectacularly reflective and showcases the magnificent architecture of the Bridgeland Welcome Center situated on the west bank of Lake Bridgeland.

A grand promenade wraps around Lakeland Activity Center and offers residents an opportunity to check out a paddle boat or canoe. Residents can also bring their fishing poles and step out on the floating dock for a little catch-and-release fishing.


Cypress Lake is nestled along North Bridgeland Lake Parkway and is estimated at two-miles in length.  Cypress Lake offers spectacular water views, rolling banks and meandering shorelines.

Cypress Lake is perfect for residents interested in kayaking, a canoe ride or some catch-and-release fishing.

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The latest and grandest amenity in Bridgeland is Josey Lake. The extensive, 140-acre waterway is now open for residents to enjoy. After four years of development, the unparalleled enhancement  offers kayaking on a three-mile loop, birding tower with skyway bridge, boardwalk, playground-style zip line as well as additional land activities.

Providing access for outdoor enjoyment while maintaining harmony and balance with nature has been the blueprint for developing Bridgeland, since day one. The formation of Josey Lake continues to champion these guiding principles. Meadow-like plantings will line the lake’s edge. All were carefully chosen to enhance not only the look of the lake and surrounding area, but also to provide a natural habitat for the many species of waterfowl and other wildlife that will visit the area.

Some highlights of Josey Lake are a skybridge over the lake leading to a two-story birding tower. Complete with stationary binoculars, this is the perfect spot for wildlife enthusiasts. There is also a pavilion and event lawn to host concerts and other community events. Lastly, a boat house includes space for canoe and kayak storage as well as boats to be checked out for resident use.