"Medina Lake is known for its clear water and limestone bluffs."
Medina Lake is a man-made reservoir on the Medina River in the Texas Hill Country. It is known for it's clear water and limestone bluffs. Medina Dam was completed in 1913 in a privately financed project, creating the lake to supply irrigation water for local agricultural use. Lake Medina is in northeastern Medina County, and southeastern Bandera County, about 40 miles northwest of San Antonio.
The lake is a crescent-shaped reservoir running west to east. It is 18 miles long and 3 miles wide at its broadest point. The lake has a surface area of 5,426 acres with a maximum depth of 152 feet. It is contained by the Medina Dam at the lake's south end.
The lake is fed by and discharges back into the Medina River, and serves both recreational and irrigation use. Communities located along the lake are Mico, Lake Medina Shores and Lakehills.