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Sculling, water sport activities, sailing, fishing or simply enjoying panoramic views are part of the joys of 200-acre Lake Woodlands. Lake Woodlands was created by The Woodlands Operating Company, now The Howard Hughes Corporation.

Did you know a special celebration was held there in 1985?  The Last Annual Bottom of the Lake was celebrated in mid-May 1985 to commemorate the completion of Lake Woodlands before the lake was filled.

A dedication ceremony was attended by Cynthia and George Mitchell, founder of The Woodlands. A special Mud Master Task Force and Mud Moms, consisting of employees of The Woodlands Operating Company and volunteers, were on the committee.

Activities included:

  • Skydiving exhibition
  • Muscle truck tours through the lake bottom
  • Mud sculpting
  • Mudslinging featuring local politicians
  • Tug of War

A commemorative poster also denoted the celebration. The iconic sculpture, Rise of the Midgard Serpent, by Marc Rosenthal, was unveiled at the “Last Annual Bottom of the Lake” celebration, located in Lake Woodlands, near Southshore Park.

“The Woodlands is rich in tradition as we remember the history of one of our largest amenities in the community, Lake Woodlands,” said Jim Carman, President-Houston Region for Howard Hughes. “Who knew that celebrating the last annual bottom of the lake would be the beginning of a hidden treasure in the heart of our community.”