Lake Buchanan is ten miles northwest of Burnet in Burnet
and Llano counties. It was created by the
construction of Buchanan Dam, operated by
the Lower Colorado River Authority. The dam was
completed in 1938 and was originally known as Hamilton
Dam. The name was changed to honor Texas
Congressman James Paul Buchanan. Lake Buchanan is
one of the largest of the Texas lakes, measuring
thirty-one miles long and as many as five miles across
and encompassing 23,060 acres.
Along the lakeshore there has been considerable
residential and recreational development. Resorts
and subdivisions have been built on both the Burnet and
Llano sides of the lake. Lake Buchanan is blessed
with numerous cascading waterfalls. The American
Bald Eagle winters along its shoreline.
Lake Buchanan Tourist Guide
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Lake Buchanan Hill Country Visitor
Located west of
Burnet, Inks Lake boasts one of the most popular state
parks in Texas.
.Inks Lake is a
the Colorado River.
The reservoir was formed in 1938 by the construction of
Inks Dam by
the Lower Colorado
The lake serves to provide
in tandem with Lake
Buchanan and features the smallest
plant on the
Highland Lakes chain. Inks Lake was named for
Roy B. Inks,
one of the original board members of the Lower Colorado
River Authority. It serves as a venue for outdoor
recreation, including fishing, boating, swimming,
camping and picnicking. The view of the bridge
that spans the lake and the view of the dam are
Texas Parks & Wildlife
Inks Lake Chamber of Commerce
Inks Lake Tourist Guide
Lake Marble Falls
Lake Marble Falls is
on the Colorado River in Burnet and Llano Counties, near
the town of Marble Falls. It
is the smallest of the Highland Lakes at 780 acres.
It winds its way
along six miles of steep limestone cliffs and hills in
the City of Marble Falls. Named for a series of
waterfalls that have since been inundated by the lake
waters, the marble part of the name comes from a great
granite dome used for quarrying in the area. The view
from the dome, off of U.S. 281, gives a great overview
of Lake Marble Falls.
Lake Marble Falls is
popular for boating, sailing, water-skiing and swimming.
Boat ramps give access to the water, which is otherwise
surrounded by steep cliffs and not easily accessible.
Lake Marble Falls Tourist Guide
Texas Escape to Marble Falls
Texas Parks and Wildlife
starts near Horseshoe Bay, 45 miles from
Austin, and goes all of the way to
is a magnet for all types of summer water
sports, including fishing, boating, water
skiing and swimming.
Dam and the lake originally were called
Granite Shoals. The dam was renamed in
1952 for Alvin J. Wirtz who was instrumental
in Lower Colorado River Authority's creation
and served as its first general counsel. The
lake was renamed in 1965 for another
advocate of LCRA, President Lyndon B.
shoreline surrounding Lake LBJ is highly
developed. Several creeks wind back off the
main lake. There are a few coves and
one sandy beach for anchoring, swimming, and
Lake LBJ Information
Lake LBJ Hill Country Visitor
Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce
Mountain Reserve has a better point of view.
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