Lake Buchanan



Buchanan Dam, Texas, weather forecast



Lake Buchanan (pronouced buh-CAN-un) 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 and a shoreline of 124 miles. It is named for Representative James P. Buchanan (1867-1937), not the 15th President of the United State as some believe, who is credited with securing the funding to build the lake and dam. When it was built, 1938, Buchanan Dam was considered to be the longest multiple-arch dam in the U.S. with a length of just over two miles.

Lake Buchanan is located about 60 miles northwest of Austin and approximately 95 miles north of San Antonio. It is about 230 miles south of Dallas and Fort Worth and 230 miles west of Houston.


Lake Buchanan in Texas - aerial view


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.

RV Parks, cabins for rent and campgrounds, and lake rental houses are available along the lake. There are a few cafes near the lake: one specializes in catfish, another in good old Texas B-B-Q and some with Texas home style cooking.


Waterfalls up the Colorado River from Lake Buchanan
Waterfalls up the Colorado River


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


A vineyard near Lake Buchanan
A vineyard near Lake Buchanan


There are many great wineries near Lake Buchanan, and many new ones popping up everyday.The Texas Hill Country wineries (AKA Texas Wine Country or the Texas Wine Trail) are often compared to California's Napa Valley.



 

Featured Cabins

 
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!.

 


 

Cabin Rentals and RV Spaces

 
Poppy's Pointe Lakefront Resort

Poppy's Pointe Lakefront Resort

on the west side of Lake Buchanan

9 cabins, one house that sleeps 16, Forty-one RV spaces, large swimming pool, basketball court, volleyball, horseshoes and washer pits, giant chess, recreation/meeting room, boat ramp, 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!.

 


 

Real Estate

 
ZZZZ---Lake LBJ Real Estate - MLS Search

ZZZZ---Lake LBJ Real Estate - MLS Search

The Highland Lakes Area - TX

Giles Summerlin with RE/MAX of Marble Falls specializes in Lake LBJ Real Estate and Texas Hill Country Lake Living.

 


 

Fishing Guides

 
Lake Buchanan Fishing Guide Service

Lake Buchanan Fishing Guide Service

Lake Buchanan

Captain Fermin Fernandez has been guiding the lake for over 35 years. He is professional but fun and has caught more trophy stripers than any other guide service on Lake Buchanan. Guiding out of a 25-ft twin Honda engines center console, he has ample room and all the necessary equipment for your fishing trip. Look us up on the web at trophystripers.com 512-755-1007

 
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.

 
Rhino Brothers Guide Service

Rhino Brothers Guide Service

Lake Buchanan

Welcome to Rhino Brothers Outdoors. We look forward to accommodating you on a great fishing trip on Lake Buchanan. Your guide Chris Reinhardt has over 40 years of experience on these waters and will put you on some fish. We have top of the line technology and equipment to give you the best opportunity to catch fish. Give us a call at 512-716-9395 and we'll get you booked for a great experience on beautiful Lake Buchanan.

 


Vacation Rentals

Lake Houses, Cabins For Rent
and RV Spaces are needed.

Our viewers are looking for vacation rentals on Lake Buchanan.  If you have a vacation rental, we can bring you renters.    

 

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