Hamilton Creek Park is a beautifully designed and
landscaped area along the creek where you can go for a walk, have a picnic or just sit and
enjoy the scenery and people. It is very attractive with the walkway, the plants, bridges,
etc. You will enjoy this peaceful area! It is within walking distance of the downtown
Burnet is a popular tourist town located 60 miles northwest of
Austin, Texas on Highways 29 and 281. Burnet is only a short drive from Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake and Lake LBJ. Burnet is the County Seat
of Burnet County in central Texas.
The Highland Lakes area of the central Texas Hill Country is a
well know area for recreational activities such as golf, boating, fishing, camping and
sightseeing. It is also listed in the top three areas of the country as a retirement area.
The climate is moderate in the winter and it almost never snows in Burnet.
Buchanan Dam photo courtesy of L.C.R.A.
Buchanan and Inks Lake
are just a 15 minute drive from Burnet on Highway 29 west. There are services available on
Lake Buchanan such as cabins for rent, RV parks, etc. It is a very pretty drive on
a winding four lane highway through the Texas Hill Country to the lakes.
Burnet has a golf course, an athletic center, an airport, a
hospital, 2 museums and several tourists attractions. You will find great home
cooked meals in the local restaurants and they also have a McDonald's, Sonic Drive-In,
What A Burger, Dairy Queen, and a Mr. Gatti's Pizza. In the past few years a new
larger H.E.B. and Beall's has opened up in Burnet.
The City of Burnet is going through a
period of restoration and many antique and gift stores now surround the Courthouse on the
Square. Historical homes are also being restored as antique and gift shops and Bed &