Texas Hill Country Visitors Guide
Lake Buchanan is the largest of the first four Highland Lakes in Central Texas with a length of 30 miles and a width at the widest point of just under 5 miles and has a shoreline of 124 miles. When it was built, Buchanan Dam was considered to be the longest multiple-arch dam in the U.S. with a length of just over two miles.
There are three towns close to Lake Buchanan. Burnet is 15 miles to the east of Inks Lake. Kingsland is 6 miles south and Llano is 15 miles to the west. Lake Buchanan is located 60 miles northwest of Austin and 95 miles north of San Antonio. It is about 200 miles south of Dallas and Fort Worth and 200 miles west of Houston.
The photo above is a privately owned lighthouse near Buchanan Dam. It can be seen as you drive along at the south end of Lake Buchanan on Hwy 29.
The lake is very popular with boaters, fishermen, campers and swimmers. The lake is so large that you will never feel crowded on the lake. There is always plenty of "elbow room" on each of the Highland Lakes. In 1995 over 1 1/2 million Striper Bass were stocked in Lake Buchanan. Fishing Guides are available to take you out on the lake.
There is a nice granite gravel shore around the lake providing an ideal beach for swimming, wading and sun bathing.
Planning on bringing your boat to the Highland Lakes?
Clean, Drain and Dry your boat to prevent the spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species.
west side of Lake Buchanan
Beachcomber Park has many enchanting cottages for rent, RV spaces - both pull through and back-in, as well as boat ramp and boat storage. Cottages for rent and RV Park at this waterfront resort. They also have 2 boat launches, boat docking, and storage.
on the west side of Lake Buchanan
9 cabins for rent and 58 RV spaces, swimming pool, recreation/meeting hall, boat launching ramp, laundry room, and lots of waterfront for fishing.
east side of Lake Buchanan, TX
Nine lakeside acres of lush tree-covered hills and panoramic views. Featuring: beautifully and deliciously prepared organic and natural food, intimate, candle-lit dining, "Sleep Number" (TM) beds, spa and hiking trails, and the finest massages available...anywhere!.
on the east side of Lake Buchanan
Lake cottages, boat rentals, floating fishing house, swimming pool, children's play area, fishing guide and charters are available.
Stripers and Trophy Catfish guide service on Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake. Ask about the Fish and Chips Package for people who like both golfing and fishing Bait and equipment are furnished.
You can count on Ray Williamson to provide you with everything you need to catch stripers. He enjoys guiding novice and experienced fishermen alike on Lake Buchanan in the beautiful Hill Country of Central Texas and teaching novice fisherman how to find the big ones and catch them.
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