Enjoy the Outdoors
If you happen to be in Waco during the summer, you’ll probably look for some way to escape the heat. Forget the pool at the motel; there are several places where you can dive into some cool water. Follow the paddling trails on the Brazos River, or jump into the inviting waters of Lake Waco. Along with being a popular place to swim, the lake offers enough space for boating, waterskiing, and it’s a favorite for anglers thanks to the excellent largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie fishing. While you’re there, check out the Lake Waco Wetlands on the north shore for excellent bird watching and wildlife viewing. If you don’t have a boat but you still want to catch some waves, head to Hawaiian Falls Waco. The water park features a wave pool, lazy river, lots of water slides, and a spray area for the younger kids. BSR Cable Park offers wakeboarding, a long lazy river, and the Royal Flush - an enormous water slide. Prefer to stay dry? Hit the trails in Cameron Park, 427 acres of beauty with trails from easy to truly challenging.