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Clear Lake (Galveston Bay)

Clear Lake is a brackish harbour located near Houston, Texas, U.S., in Harris County. The lake feeds Galveston Bay. It is bordered by Houston (Clear Lake City), Pasadena, League City, Clear Lake Shores, Taylor Lake Village, Seabrook and El Lago, Texas. NASA's Johnson Space Center lies near its shores.

Clear Lake
Sunset Over Kemah Bridge.jpg
Sunset over the channel from Clear Lake to Galveston Bay
LocationBetween Houston and Galveston Bay
Coordinates29°34′20″N 95°2′37″W / 29.57222°N 95.04361°W / 29.57222; -95.04361Coordinates: 29°34′20″N 95°2′37″W / 29.57222°N 95.04361°W / 29.57222; -95.04361
Primary inflowsLake Nassau, Clear Creek
Primary outflowsGalveston Bay
Basin countriesUnited States

The lake is a major recreation center and home to one of the largest concentrations of recreational boats and marinas in the nation.[1][2][3] The communities surrounding the lake, known collectively as the Clear Lake Area, contain a large base of tourism and high-tech businesses.


  1. ^ Antrobus, Sally E. (2005). Galveston Bay (1st ed.). Texas A&M University Press. p. 57. ISBN 1-58544-461-8.
  2. ^ Barrington, Carol; Franklin, Rogayle (2008). Shifra Stein's Day Trips from Houston: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler (12th ed.). Global Pequot. p. 266. ISBN 0-7627-4542-8.
  3. ^ Roddy, Laurie (2008). 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Houston: Includes Huntsville, Galveston, and Beaumont (1st ed.). Menasha Ridge Press. p. 265. ISBN 0-89732-958-9.