Highland Lakes

  • Son’s Island at Lake Placid

    110 Lee St
    Seguin

    ABOUT SON'S ISLAND AT LAKE PLACID There is nothing better than a relaxing and fun filled day on the lake! Whether you are looking for something to do on your vacation or a quick “day-cation” getaway, you and your friends and family will love spending a day on the water at Son’s Island at Lake... Read More >>

  • Jellystone Park Texas Hill Country

    12915 FM 306
    Canyon Lake

    Camping With the Comforts of Home - The Best of Both Worlds Located in beautiful Texas Hill Country, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort Hill Country offers a breathtaking camping experience that the whole family will enjoy. Our Camp-Resort is located a half mile from the Guadalup... Read More >>

  • Comfort Inn & Suites

    810 S. Water Street
    Burnet

    Comfort Inn & Suites hotel in Burnet, TX near Marble Falls The Comfort Inn & Suites® hotel in Burnet, TX will get you rested and ready for anything. We’re merely minutes away from Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Bertram and Lampasas. You’ll find plenty of other sites and activities t... Read More >>

  • Mendelbaum Winery Guest Cabins

    East 10279 E. Hwy 290
    Fredericksburg

    The Mendelbaum Winery guest cabins is located on the beautiful bank of Grape Creek, just 9 miles from historic downtown Fredericksburg. The cabins sited on the 290 Road in the middle of the heart of the Wine trail. This serene Guest Cabins features six constructed Rustic cabins perfect for a peac... Read More >>

  • Gruene River Inn

    1111 Gruene Rd
    Gruene

    Welcome to Gruene, Texas where the music is hot and the river is cool. Here you will find Texas’ oldest continuously run dance hall, Gruene Hall, just a short walk up the road from the beautiful Guadalupe river. This small historic district of New Braunfels was once a thriving cotton-producing tow... Read More >>

  • Silver Spur Guest Ranch

    9266 Bandera Creek Road
    Bandera

    Want to escape to a relaxing place that you’ll always remember? Then take a trip out to one of the finest dude ranches in Bandera, Texas: The Silver Spur Guest ranch. This historic ranch is the perfect place to trade your tie for a red bandana, your skirt for blue jeans, and your worries for the p... Read More >>

  • Peggy’s on the Green

    128 West Blanco Road
    Boerne

    A CHEF MARK BOHANAN RESTAURANT Lounge on the broad, breezy wraparound porch, cocktail in hand. Step into a lovingly restored 19th century dining room to savor contemporary interpretations of Southern heritage foods and classic American dishes. Sit down to a familiar, casual, satisfying menu influen... Read More >>

  • The Marquardt Ranch

    238 Marquardt Road
    Boerne

    Exquisite events. Exceptional purpose. Many people ask me where in the world I came up with the idea for a wedding venue. The idea evolved from the combination of several ideas to serve several purposes. This ranch has been in my family for over 100 years as a working ranch. Making a living so... Read More >>

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites ~ Boerne, TX

    6 Cascade Caverns Road
    Boerne

    Our Hotel Enjoy Hill Country hospitality within easy reach of San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta TX, and Sea World. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Boerne offers you an ideal location off IH10, exit 543, spacious rooms and free hot breakfast at a great value. Discover the rich TX history of the Alamo and... Read More >>

  • 1011 Bistro on the Guadalupe

    1011 Guadalupe Street
    Kerrville

    On the Bank of the Guadalupe River You will find something in our menu for a special occasion, family gathering, or just kick back with friends and a bottle of wine on our open terrace. Our menu features some French and American specialties, as well as some Italian classics, with a touch of ... Read More >>

  • Days Inn & Suites – Llano

    609 Bessemer Avenue
    Llano

    Explore Llano's Natural Wonders Near Stone House Vineyards and Enchanted Rock For a Lone Star vacation to remember, book your room at our Days Inn & Suites Llano hotel near Llano Municipal Airport. We offer comfortable, affordable accommodations whether you are with us just one night, or... Read More >>

  • The Buckhorn Golf Course

    36 FM 473 Comfort
    TX 78013

    The Buckhorn Golf Course Designed by Art Schaupeter, ASGCA, and nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, The Buckhorn Golf Course is one of Foresight Golf’s most loved golf courses. Halfway between Boerne and Kerrville and just off of Interstate 10, The Buckhorn is very convenient to gol... Read More >>

  • Highland Lakes

    Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ & Lake Travis

    Find Great Places to Stay, Eat, Play & More in the Highland Lakes Area

    Adam Rankin Johnson was a just a 20-year-old surveyor from Kentucky when he first explored the Colorado River Valley in 1854, but he had big dreams for taming the wild river and harnessing its enormous power.

    Before 1860, he had marked boulders on either side of the river to show where a dam should be built, and in 1887 (after losing his eyesight in the Civil War), he founded a city by “the great marble falls” a few miles downstream.

    Buchanan Dam was completed in 1938 by the newly-created Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), about 80 years after Johnson marked the spot, and a series of dams down the river created the Highland Lakes chain along the Colorado River. The wild land has become a tourist and retirement paradise, and the five “Highland Lakes,” each with its own unique character, attract thousands of visitors every year.

    Lake Buchanan is the first and the largest of the lakes. It is ideal for sailing and fishing, and its northern end (home of the Vanishing Texas River Cruise) is surrounded by unspoiled wilderness. Several waterfalls mark the points where creeks empty from the canyon walls into the huge lake, and a great variety of topographical features make for a fascinating boat trip up the lake.

    Inks Lake is next. It is the smallest of the five lakes, but its eastern bank is almost completely occupied by Inks Lake State Park, so it offers a wide range of recreational activities along with its spectacular scenery. Devil’s Waterhole is one of the most popular attractions, offering cliff-jumping along with all the “normal” water sports. It was formed in 1939 by the construction of Inks Dam.

    Lake LBJ is the central lake, and features a whole additional arm where the Llano River joins the Colorado at Kingsland. It is surrounded by beautiful hills and upscale retirement communities, with a multitude of inlets and canals which add to the visual appeal and the length of the shoreline. It was formed in 1951 by the construction of the Alvin Wirtz Dam.

    Lake Marble Falls is the most accessible of the Highland Lakes; Hwy 281 crosses it at Marble Falls, and several quality hotels offer luxurious overnight accommodations on both sides of the lake. The legendary falls which gave the town its name now lie quietly under the lake, formed in 1951 by the construction of the Max Starcke Dam. The historic downtown which was built to harness the power of the river now basks in the charm and beauty of Lake Marble Falls.

    As the Colorado River leaves Burnet County on its way to Austin, it becomes Lake Travis and winds its way through the eastern Hill Country toward Austin. Lake Travis was formed by the construction of Mansfield Dam in 1942, and is the longest and deepest of the lakes. Several parks and marinas provide access to Lake Travis from both sides of the lake.

    Lake Austin was formed in 1939 by the construction of the Tom Miller Dam, and is located mostly inside the metropolitan area of Austin. It is a popular fishing and boating destination, and a beautiful view of the lake is available from the top of Austin’s Mt. Bonnell.

    Lady Bird Lake is the portion of the Colorado River which flows through downtown Austin, and some authorities list it as the seventh of the Highland Lakes. Boat rentals and riverside parks offer an excellent view of the Austin skyline.

    The Highland Lakes offer all kinds of water-based activities, from dock-fishing to world-class wakeboarding, and the area is dotted with lodgings for every taste and budget. Although the lakes themselves are the main attraction, several state parks and historic towns add to the appeal of this very special corner of the Texas Hill Country. In a state where water is prized so highly, there is no place quite like the Highland Lakes.

    • Spectacular Highland Lakes
    • Sailing on the Highland Lakes
    • Lake Buchanan - Highland Lakes
    • Highland Lakes lodging
    • Highland Lakes in the beautiful Texas Hill Country
    • Family outing on the Highland Lakes
    • Boating on the Highland Lakes

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