We have visited the Highland Lakes, and written a detailed reviews of what to expect at each lake:

  • Lake Buchanan

    Lake Buchanan Review Lake Buchanan is the highest and broadest (maximum width is 4.92 miles) lake in the Highland Lakes chain. The eastern shore is rugged and hilly with granite cliffs and deep water while the western shore has nice beaches (granite pebbles) for swimming, fishing, skiing or boarding, windsurfing, and picnicking. There are plenty Read more…

  • Inks Lake

    Inks Lake is one of the Highland Lakes (Lake Buchanan, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis, and Lake Austin). The lake is 4.2 miles long, has a maximum width of 3000 feet, and covers 802 acres. The terrain is rolling hills, pink granite, cactus, and trees. A few houses, Camp Longhorn (a co-ed residential Read more…

  • Lake Travis

    Lake Travis

    Review of Lake Travis Lake Travis is northwest of Austin and is the second lake in the Chain Highland Lakes which stair-step up the Colorado River from Austin. Travis is 63 miles long with 270 miles of shoreline, has a maximum width of 4.5 miles, a maximum depth of 210 feet, and an average depth Read more…

  • Lake Austin

    Review of Lake Austin Lake Austin is one of the infamous six Highland Lakes, which include Lake Travis, Inks Lake, Lake Buchanan, Lake Marble Falls, and Lake LBJ. At the north end of the lake is Lake Travis and the Mansfield Dam (and the water at this end of the lake is dam cold) and Read more…

  • Lake LBJ

    Review of Lake LBJ Lake LBJ is one of the Highland Lakes which include: Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis, and Lake Austin. The largest towns on the lake include Marble Falls, Kingsland, and Horseshoe Bay — all of which offer a number of things to do off of the water. Lake Read more…


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