Fun on the Highland Lakes

Burnet County borders the largest chain of lakes in Texas — the Highland Lakes of Buchanan, Inks, LBJ, Marble Falls, & Travis. With thousands of miles of clear waterway, they offer every imaginable type of lake lover’s recreational activity. There’s power boating, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, sunbathing and fishing…and there’s lake enough, to fit it all in.

Lake Marble Falls mfbridge
Public boat ramp
Lakeside Park: picnic tables, tennis and basketball courts, swimming pool. Johnson Park: play ground, boat ramp, skateboard park
Open Daily/Free Admission
Texas Parks & Wildlife/Lake Marble Falls website

Inks Lake Inks Lake bridge
1,200 acres of tent, minicabins & RV camping. Picnic, fishing, hiking, canoes, paddle boats, boat ramp, nature trails, picnic grounds; on-site camp store, boat launch, 9-hole golf course. Youth & civic groups welcome. Reservations recommended for cabins & campsites.
Boat Rentals: 512-213-2223
3504 W. Park Road 4
Burnet, Texas 78611
Texas Parks & Wildlife/Inks Lake website

Lake Buchanan Lake_Buchanan_LR00159
Largest of the Highland Lakes, “Big Buc” offers great fishing, boating, and lots of natural beauty. Check the Where To Stay menu for some great lodging options from cabins to B & B’s and vacation homes.
Texas Parks & Wildlife/Lake Buchanan website

Lake Travis Lake_Travis_resize
Last of the chain of lakes located in Burnet County’s Borders. Calm, quiet & scenic, this area of Travis is bordered by ranches, local camps and luxury vacation homes. See Where To Stay > Vacation Homes for your perfect lakefront rental
Texas Parks & Wildlife/Lake Travis website

Lake LBJ
Named after native son, President Lyndon B. Johnson, who frequented the Lake with his family throughout his life. Marinas, boat ramps, fishing, camping, water park.
Texas Parks & Wildlife/Lake LBJ website

Tours, Cruises, Lessons and Water Parks

Granite Beach Water Park Granitebeachresz
Acres of water fun on Lake LBJ with beach toys, water trampoline, superslide and more. Next to Granite Beach Grill and Marina. Lifeguards on duty, and safety vests required. Cabins for rent next door.
200 S. Wirtz Dam
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Granite Beach Website

Inks Lake State Park
Canoe, kayak skills taught; check website for schedule. 1,200 acres offering tent, minicabins, and RV camping, picnic, fishing, hiking, canoes, paddle boats; on-site camp store, boat launch. Youth groups and civic clubs welcome.
512-389-8900 for reservations.
Park 512-793-2223.
Texas Parks/Inks Lake website

Buchanan Adventure Tours
16942 RR 2341
Burnet, Texas 78611
Whether you want to explore the local flora & fauna on our informative nature hike, take an exhilarating kayak trip into the canyon to view breath taking scenery, or take a Geo-Caching scavenger hunt that will challenge your technical savvy as well as your social skills, we have just the adventure for you.

Vanishing Texas River Cruise, Lake BuchananVanishing Texas River Cruise courtesy

1-800-4-RIVER-4/(800) 474-8374
443 Waterway Ln., Burnet, TX 78611
Hours: Vary by season, please call for details and reservations.
Ecological tour of the rugged Colorado River Canyon on Lake Buchanan. Wildlife and scenery viewed from the all-weather decks of the Texas Eagle II, a 70-ft. enclosed three-deck, 200 passenger vessel. Apr.–Jun. visitors see colorful Hill Country wildflowers, birds and sheer cliffs along the rugged river. Nov.–Mar. is a wonderful time to see one of the largest colonies of American Bald Eagles that migrate to the state. Mar.–May is a combination scenic wilderness cruise with a tour of Fall Creek Winery.Group charters also available.


Big Chief Resort
1420 FM 690
Burnet, Texas 78611
Phone: 866-922-4433
Cabins, boat launch, large covered pavilion, clubhouse, & pool. Paddle, kayak and canoe rentals. Great reunion & retreat site. Ask about our pet friendly policy.
Big Chief Resort website

Canyon of the Eagles Park Store
Hours: Thursday – Sunday; open Monday on holiday weekends
16492 RR2341
Burnet, TX  78611
On Lake Buchanan
The Park Store is open for business! We have Canyon of the Eagles logoed Polo shirts, T-shirts and Caps. Eagle products from American Expedition including wall clocks, cups, and cards. Jewelry, purses and wallets for the ladies. Toys and Fill the Bag Polished Gemstones for kids of all ages. Stop by boat or drive to where the road ends and get your favorite beverages and ice. Enjoy relaxing our covered porch or get all your supplies to go.

El Rio Rentals LCRA Archives Photo
14757 FM 1431
Kingsland, Texas 78639
Pontoon, Sea Doo, Ski boat rentals along with ship/convenience store and boat gas sales. Also rent cottages in a beautiful park on Lake LBJ.

Buchanan Adventure Tours
16942 RR 2341
Burnet, Texas 78611
Outfitter and guide service offering kayaking adventures, boat rentals and group retreats on pristine waterways occupied by waterfalls, bald eagles & other wildlife that inhabit unspoiled habitats on Lake Buchanan. Now offering tours of Falls Creek Waterfalls. This 3 hour tour includes a 30 minute pontoon boat ride to and from the waterfalls along and 2 hours of paddling and swimming at the falls.‎

Just Yakin’ Kayak Rentals
(325) 665 – 1208
Offers stable “sit on top” single and tandem kayaks for your enjoyment around Lake LBJ. Kayaks have storage/cooler space, and most are rigged for fishing. Just Yakin’ offers services for group tours, private parties, reunions, birthday parties, leadership/team building groups, private or group lessons, kids rowing camp, and many other opportunities. Best of all they’ll deliver and pick up the kayaks for you. For more information on pricing and availability check out Just Yakin’ at

LBJ Yacht Club Marina & Water Park
200 S. Wirtz Dam
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Full-service marina with slips, launcher, rentals, ship store and golfcart service. Cabins and waterpark also on site.

Log Country Cove
617 Log Country Cove
Burnet, Texas 78611
Makes for a great getaway with log cabins and several styles of watercraft for rent, from ski and wakeboard boats to pontoons. It also has personal watercraft, canoes, pedal boats and aqua cycles.

Painted Sky Inn On Lake Buchanan
1400 CR 128
Burnet, Texas 78611
A newly modernized Highland Lakes get-a-way located on the eastern shore of Lake Buchanan, Painted Sky Inn offers non-motorized watercraft rentals including stand-up paddle boards, fishing and recreational kayaks, canoes and accessories. Paddle boarding and windsurfing classes are offered by appointment.

Thunderbird Resortthunderbird_resort
200 Greenwood Hills Trail
Lake Buchanan, Texas 78609
Boat and watercraft rentals. Family friendly resort with cabins, pool, volleyball/basketball, and playground.

Check out what the other cities in Burnet County have to offer. Visit our travel guides for Bertram, Burnet, Kingsland, Marble Falls, and Spicewood.

If you’d prefer a lakeside vacation, see our travel guides for Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, and Lake Travis.

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