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Lake Buchanan



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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.


Inks Lake bridge

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.


Swimmers at Inks Lake State Park

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?

Stop Zebra Mussels!  Clean, drain and dry

Clean, Drain and Dry your boat to prevent the spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species.



 

Nearby Lodging

 
Poppy's Pointe Lakefront Resort

Poppy's Pointe Lakefront Resort

on the west side of Lake Buchanan

9 cabins, one house that sleeps 16, Forty-one RV spaces, large swimming pool, basketball court, volleyball, horseshoes and washer pits, giant chess, recreation/meeting room, boat ramp, waterfront for fishing.

 
Rainbow Hearth Bed and Breakfast

Rainbow Hearth Bed and Breakfast

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!.

 


 

Fishing Guides in the Area

 
Clancy's Fishing Guide Service

Clancy's Fishing Guide Service

Lake Buchanan

Clancy is a Highland Lakes Fishing Guide specializing in a Striper and Catfish Fishing Guide Service on Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake in Central Texas

 
Ray's Striper Fishing Guide Service

Ray's Striper Fishing Guide Service

Lake Buchanan

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.

 
Rhino Brothers Outdoors

Rhino Brothers Outdoors

Lake Buchanan

WE'D LOVE TO PUT YOU ON TOP OF THE FISH. There's nothing better than reeling in your first catch of the day, and we'd love the opportunity to catch more than a few with you. We operate our boat year-round, so you don't have to wait for your catch. Lake Buchanan, TX has some of the absolute best Striped Bass fishing around, and we know just where to find 'em.

 


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