The largest and 1st lake of the Highland Lakes Chain in Central Texas was completed in 1937. For more information on the history and construction of Buchanan dam visit: http://www.lcra.org/water/buchanan.html.
Many people are amazed at the beautiful surroundings of this lake. Nestled in the Hill Country of Central Texas, panoramic view of these hills is available. The upper end of the lake (river inlet of the Colorado River) has many cliffs, bluffs and waterfalls. Deer, turkey, wild pigs and other species of animals and birds can be seen in a trip up the river. The most notable of the wildlife is the Bald Eagle, which nests during the winter months in these cliffs and bluffs and the sighting of one is a thrill to one and all. Special excursions are made to view and count these birds. Bald Eagles can occasionally be seen flying over other areas of the lake. Lake Buchanan is also known for its fishing - catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, white bass and striper. Jim Crawford Guide Service offers guided striper fishing trips for every level of fisherman or woman! Our trips are great for families and kids!
From Burnet: Take HWY 29 west, at Buchanan Dam, take HWY 261 to Bluffton, then turn right on 2241 to 3014. Turn right, go to dead end, then turn right.
From Marble Falls: Take HWY 1431 west to HWY 261, turn left to Bluffton. From Bluffton, turn right on 2241 to 3014, then take another right to dead end. Then right on Redbud to Paradise Point Resort.
Several motels and fishing camps are located on Lake Buchanan. Many restaurants and cafes are also on or near the lake. The cities of Burnet, Llano and Marble Falls are within a 30 minute drive of the lake and offer extensive services.