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Burnet is named for David Gouverneur Burnet, the first provisional president of the Republic of Texas. He also served as Vice President during the administration of Mirabeau B. Lamar. The town was originally named Hamilton after John Hamilton but in 1857 thirty-five residents of the town petitioned the state legislature to change the name of the town to Burnet since there was another town in Texas named Hamilton.


Hill Country Flyer Train
Hill Country Flyer

The Hill Country Flyer is a train that makes regular weekend runs from Cedar Park to Burnet to take tourists out to shop at the antique and gift stores in Burnet, to dine in the local resaturants and and to enjoy Hamilton Creek Park. For more information.  To go to the Hill Country Flyer Web Page Click here.


Hamilton Creek Park in Burnet, Texas
Hamilton Creek Park near downtown Burnet

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 square. 

Burnet is a popular tourist town located 60 miles northwest of Austin, Texas on Highways 29 and 281. Burnet is 12 miles east of the Buchanan Dam and Lake Buchanan. Burnet is the County Seat of Burnet County in central Texas.

Horse drawn carriage

The Highland Lakes area of the central Texas Hill Country is a well-known 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.

Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake and Lake LBJ are just a few minutes drive from Burnet. There are services available on Lake Buchanan and Lake LBJ 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 & Breakfast Inns.



 

Featured Cabins

 
Big Chief RV Resort and Cabin Rentals

Big Chief RV Resort and Cabin Rentals

At the dam on Lake Buchanan

Voted Area's Best RV & Cabin Resort and the BEST VALUE in 2 counties! Stunning sunsets, Clean cabins, incredible pool and hot tub, large pull through sites, Clubhouse, Boat Ramp, easy deep water access for boaters and much more.

 


 

Lodging in the Burnet Area

 
Big Chief RV Resort and Cabin Rentals

Big Chief RV Resort and Cabin Rentals

At the dam on Lake Buchanan

Voted Area's Best RV & Cabin Resort and the BEST VALUE in 2 counties! Stunning sunsets, Clean cabins, incredible pool and hot tub, large pull through sites, Clubhouse, Boat Ramp, easy deep water access for boaters and much more.

 
Hi-Line Lake Resort

Hi-Line Lake Resort

Located on scenic Lake Buchanan near the beautiful Fall Creek waterfall

"Where Heaven Kisses the Lake"
Located on scenic Lake Buchanan near the beautiful Fall Creek waterfall, Hi-Line Lake Resort has 16 waterfront cabins, 7 waterfront RV sites, and 46 RV sites overlooking the lake. The Hi-line Lodge sleeps 20 and is great for family reunions.

 
Poppy's Pointe Lakefront Resort

Poppy's Pointe Lakefront Resort

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.

 
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!.

 
Thunderbird Lodge and Event Center

Thunderbird Lodge and Event Center

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.

 
Loch Lone Star Vacation Lake House

Loch Lone Star Vacation Lake House

on the Colorado arm of Lake LBJ

3 bedroom, 3 bath lake home on the Colorado Arm of Lake LBJ with boat dock with electric lift and two jet ski ramps. Swim and fish at the dock. Lots of patios and decks and outdoor seating. Winter Texans are welcome.

 


 

Fishing Guides

 
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.

 


 

Real Estate

 
Lake LBJ Real Estate - MLS Search

Lake LBJ Real Estate - MLS Search

Giles Summerlin with RE/MAX of Marble Falls specializes in Lake LBJ Real Estate and Texas Hill Country Lake Living.

 

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