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In the Highland Lakes of Central Texas

regatta on Lake Buchanan
A Regatta on Lake Buchanan

LAKE BUCHANAN is the second largest of the Highland Lakes in Central Texas with a length of 30 miles and a width at the widest point of just under 5 miles and 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.

The photo above is a privately owned lighthouse that is near Buchanan Dam. It can be seen as you drive along at the south end of Lake Buchanan on Hwy 29.

Buchanan Dam
Buchanan Dam

RV Parks, cabins for rent, lake rental houses, 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.

Buchanan Dam
Buchanan Dam

There is a nice granite gravel shore around some of the lake providing an ideal beach for swimming, wading and sun bathing.

You can take a cruise up Lake Buchanan on a 200 passenger vessel complete with an enclosed all-weather deck plus two observation decks.  Operating year round with the 2 1/2 hour scenic wilderness tour through the historic Colorado River Canyon.  Perfect for spotting the nesting Bald Eagles and looking at the waterfalls.

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 wine.


Striped Bass caught in Lake Buchanan

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 dam.

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.

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.

 

For more photos of the Lake Buchanan area - Click Here

 

.Cabin Rentals and RV Spaces
Rainbow Hearth Bed and Breakfast
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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 Lakefront Resort on Lake Buchanan 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.

Beachcomber RV Park and Rental Cabins on Lake Buchanan Beachcomber Park
on the west side of Lake Buchanan

Cottages for rent and RV Park at this waterfront resort.  They also have 2 boat launces and boat docking and storage.

Poppy's Pointe Resort on Lake Buchanan 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 to fish from. 

Willow Point Resort Willow Point Resort
New waterfront log cabins on the shores of Lake Buchanan.  Each cabin sleeps six, has a full kitchen, AC/Heat, and covered front porch with fantastic open water views of the lake.  The resort has a Club House, Meeting Room, free canoes, hot tub and campfire areas.
Canyon of the Eagles Canyon of the Eagles

Experience rustic lodging and stunning scenery at Canyon of the Eagles, nestled in the heart of Texas hill country. Whether you want to trek along miles of nature trails or gaze at a sky full of stars, this resort is your ticket to a natural paradise.

.Lake Rental Houses
Banta Circle Lake Rental House on Lake Buchanan

Banta Circle Lake Houses on Lake Buchanan
2 Waterfront lake houses with beautiful views of Lake Buchanan, and reasonably priced, too!  3 bedroom, 2 bath homes with large covered porches with lake view. 317 ft. fishing pier on the property.  Rent one house or rent both houses for larger groups.

Lake House at Willow Point on Lake Buchanan in Texas

Lake House at Willow Point on Lake Buchanan
Very large, newly remodeled lake house, perfect for family reunions and other gatherings. Sandy beach for great swimming and wading.  Two large decks, covered patio, picnic area, canoes, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, fire pit - 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 living areas, and more.

.Real Estate
Giles Summerlin 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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