Hill Country Sunset

The Lakes and Hills of the Highland Lakes, in the heart of the Central Texas Hill Country, is the ideal destination for a day, a weekend, or a lifetime.  Adventure, recreation, fun in the sun and hill country hospitality await you in every Highland Lakes community.   We invite you to come enjoy Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, the Colorado River, the Llano River, hundreds of things to do, places to shop, eat and sleep.   With over 1,800 square miles of lakes and hills, the Highland Lakes region is one of the largest playgrounds in Texas.




Shop Burnet for Unique Hill Country Gifts, Crafts & Collectibles

Cedar Lodge Waterfront Resort

Terry Wooten Real Estate Ranch Sales in the Texas Hill Country

View of Buchanan Dam and Lake Buchanan

Location: On the Colorado River in Burnet & Llano counties, west of the town of Burnet and east of Llano.  Lake Buchanan is the largest lake in the Highland Lakes Chain on the Colorado River.

Size: 22,335 acres
Maximum Depth: 132 feet
Lake Level Elevation when Full: 1020'
Water Level Fluctuation: Considerable
Average Historical Lake Elevation: 1014'

Willow Point Resort
427 Ellison
Buchanan Dam, Texas

Waterfront Log Cabins &
Vacation Homes

Office Hours: Daily 8am-6pm           
         Willow Point Resort on Lake Buchanan, Texas
The Lodges of Llano County
Featuring a complete listing of Llano County B&Bs, Cabins & Cottages, Motels & Hotels, Hill Country Ranches & Vacation Rentals on the Llano River, Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake & Lake LBJ.
Canyon of The Eagles
A Calibre Resort
16942 RR 2341
Burnet,  Texas 78611



Canyon of the Eagles and The Overlook Restaurant on Lake Buchanan. Over 940 acres of nature preserve, hiking trails, RV Sites, 62 Room Lodge, cabins, astronomical observatory and lakeside leisure.
Located within Canyon of the Eagles see also:  Eagle Eye Observatory

Wheelchair Accessible Beach Access Campground Fishing Food Service Available Golfing Nearby Hiking Nearby Laundry Facilities Lodging Available Picnic Area RV Campground Swimming Wildlife Viewing

Edgewater Resort on Lake Buchanan
224 S. Winding Way
Buchanan Dam, Texas

Cabins & RV Park


Edgewater Resort on Lake BuchananEdgewater Resort on Lake BuchananLocated on Lake Buchanan - Fully Furnished Cabins & RV Park with Full Hook-ups - Concrete Boat Ramp - Covered Fishing Pier Meeting Room - Picnic Area - Lake Swimming - Recreation Room - Swimming Pool - Fenced Playground - Washateria - Shower rooms for campers. FREE WI-FI

Winter Texans Welcome - Pets Welcome - Reunions Welcome

Fishing RV Campground RV Hookup Available Lodging Available Laundry Facilities Picnic Area Swimming Pets Allowed Playground




Painted Sky Inn
1400 CR 128
Burnet, Texas


Painted Sky Inn on Lake Buchanan in the Highland Lakes of Texas


ACCESS/CAMPING - (See Boating for Ramps and Marinas)
There are five good boat ramps, four on the east side and one on the west side of the lake. The first ramp is on the east side of the dam off Texas Highway 29. Look for the brown sign (HWY 690) that points the way to the ramp. Burnet County Park, off FM 2341 at mid-lake, has recently built a new concrete two-lane ramp. This ramp is usually open during periods of low water. It is susceptible to a northwest wind, so watch the weather if you launch here. A concrete ramp, well protected from the wind, is located at Thunderbird Lodge off FM 2341 at (512) 756-4878. This private facility charges $5.00 to launch. Llano County Park, on the west side, offers a free ramp off FM 261. This ramp is well protected from the wind. Unimproved boat ramps are available at Cedar Point Recreation Area and at Colorado Bend State Park (325) 628-3240.

Colorado Bend offers access for anglers wishing to wade fish for white bass in the upper reaches of the river above Lake Buchanan during the spring spawning run. Camping is available at Colorado Bend, Canyon of the Eagles, and also at Inks Lake State Park, just a short drive from Lake Buchanan. This is a popular park, so it's a good idea to make reservations well in advance. Many private facilities on Buchanan offer camping, fishing piers, and docks. For details, check the Buchanan/Inks Chamber of Commerce website.


The LCRA (512) 473-4083 offers a good map of the lake. Maps made by private companies are also available at tackle and sporting goods stores.


All fish are currently regulated under statewide regulations, with the exception of white bass, which has a 12-inch minumum length limit. The 12 inch minimum for white bass is designed to protect females from harvest before they reach sexual maturity.



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