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McGovern Lake
The lake in 2014
Location Houston, Texas, U.S.
Hermann Park, Houston, McGovern Lake in 2012
The lake in 2012

McGovern Lake is an 8-acre (3.2 ha) lake in Houston's Hermann Park, in the U.S. state of Texas.

Description and history

The lake has been described as "the sparkling jewel that anchors the park and its surrounding attractions". It has three islands, two of which are designated for migratory birds. Visitors can fish at Bob's Fishing Pier or ride pedal boats.

The lake was expanded and restored during 1999–2001, and was reopened by Mayor Lee Brown in April 2001. The project cost $4 million. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department restocked the lake, and fishing permits started being issued again in 2002. Species include bass and bluegill.

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