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 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.
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Events in the
Highland Lakes Area