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
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.
RV Parks, motels, bed & breakfast inns, cabins
for rent and campgrounds are available along the lake. There are several cafes near
the lake: one specializes in catfish, another in good old Texas B-B-Q and some with Texas
home style cooking.
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.
There is a popular winery on the west side of the
lake where you can stop in for a little wine tasting and buy a bottle or two of Texas
||Striped Bass caught in Lake Buchanan
Lake Buchanan is famous for its Striped Bass. You will
love fishing here.
At Buchanan Dam you will find a
Chamber of Commerce office and visitors' center that can provide you with information on
tourists attractions and activities in the area. A museum is also located at the
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.
SERVICES AVAILABLE AT LAKE BUCHANAN:
Lake Houses on Lake Buchanan
Two waterfront lake houses with a beautiful panoramic view of the lake, and they are
reasonably priced! 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with large covered porch with lake
view. 317 ft. fishing pier. Can sleep up to 9 and 10 in beds.
Willow Point Resort
Log cabins built in 2004 on the southwest shore of beautiful Lake Buchanan. Amenities
include a canoe, paddleboat and rowboat for your use. They also have a clubhouse for
Clancy's Fishing Guide Service
Fishing Guide for Stripers and Trophy Bass on Lake
Buchanan and Inks Lake, TX
Rainbow Hearth Nature Cabins
Rental cottages on Lake Buchanan, TX
Events in the Highland Lakes Area