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Lake Buchanan

Highland Lakes Second Largest Body of Water



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Lake Buchanan is very popular with boaters, campers, fishermen, and swimmers. People of all ages make the trip to enjoy everything the Texas Hill Country has to offer. One major benefit of being on a lake this large is that you'll never feel crowded. There's always plenty of elbow room on each of the Highland Lakes.

Lake Buchanan has a unique feature you won't find at the other Highland Lakes. There are granite gravel shores along portions of the lake that provide an ideal beach for swimming, wading and sunbathing.

The Lake Buchanan picture above is of 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.

Lake Buchanan History and Facts

Lake Buchanan is the 2nd 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. Lake Buchanan also has an astounding 124 miles of shoreline.

Lake Buchanan was formed by the construction of the Buchanan Dam. When it was built in 1938, Buchanan Dam was considered to be the longest multiple-arch dam in the U.S. with a length of just over two miles. The lake and dam were named after U.S. Representative J.P. Buchanan.

Lake Buchanan is located 60 miles northwest of Austin and 95 miles north of San Antonio. It's about 200 miles south of Dallas/Fort Worth and 200 miles west of Houston.



 

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.

 


 

Cabin Rentals and RV Spaces

 


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.

 
Cottonwood Cove

Cottonwood Cove

on the west side of Lake Buchanan

Lakefront cabins, RV spaces, boat launch, lighted fishing dock, covered boat docks, and boat storage. This resort is close to Fall Creek Vineyards.

 
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 18 waterfront cabins, 1 waterfront lodge, 7 waterfront RV spaces and 49 RV spaces in the park. 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.

 


 

Fishing Guides

 


Fernandez Striper Guide Services

Fernandez Striper Guide Services

Lake Buchanan

Hello folks. My name is Fermin. I've been guiding Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake for over 30 years. I fish out of a 25-ft twin engine center console with a full array of electronics and the know-how and experience of a lifetime spent guiding the lake. I also supply the bait and tackle plus clean your fish at the end of the trip.

 
Clancy's Fishing Guide Service

Clancy's Fishing Guide Service

Lake Buchanan

Stripers and Trophy Catfish guide service on Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake. Ask about the Fish and Chips Package for people who like both golfing and fishing Bait and equipment are furnished.

 
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.

 


 

Boat Dock Builders

 


Spillar Boat Docks

Spillar Boat Docks

Highland Lakes area

If you are looking for a floating dock, deck, boat lifts and personal watercraft lifts, Spillar Boat Docks is the place to call. Their family operated business has been building boat docks since 1945 in the Highland Lakes area.

 


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