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

    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…


Our Latest Articles About The Highland Lakes

  • Best Texas State Parks With Caves

    Texas is home to around 9000 Texas caves, caverns, sinkholes and springs which cover about 20% of Texas. If you like caves, use this cave map to quickly find a cave near you to explore and also check out Texas Outside’s Caving & Caverns page to find caverns to explore, read about some fun cave tours, and find more Read more…

  • Texas Waterfront Vacation Rentals

    If you are looking for a vacation rental on the water, lake front cabins, beach rentals, waterfront resorts, river lodging, or any other Texas waterfront accommodations, you need to check out the listings on this Texas Waterfront Lodging page. Here you’ll find a wide variety of waterfront accommodations including resorts, cabins, cottages, vacation homes, houseboats, Read more…

  • Texas Scenic Drives & Remote Highways

    Here are some of the best scenic drives in Texas and something to do during COVID-19. On a hot summer day, cool spring afternoon, or when it’s sunny and too cold to go outside or during the Corona Virus, why not take a relaxing and scenic drive and enjoy some remote highways and stunning scenery Read more…

  • Lady Bird Lake, Formerly Town Lake

    Lady Bird Lake, Formerly Town Lake Where the city straddles the Colorado River, 2 dams mark the upstream and downstream ends of Lady Bird Lake, the focus of outdoor activity in downtown Austin. If you are planning on spending some time in Austin, make sure you visit Lady Bird Lake for hiking, walking, biking, canoeing Read more…

  • 24 Maps of Texas Lakes – Loaded With Things To Do

    We have just developed some cool new Texas Lake Maps that make it very easy to find things to do on the map like: marinas, restaurants, boat rentals, ramps, campgrounds, golf courses, resorts, day use parks, and more on Texas lakes. When you select what you want to see on the Texas Lake Map (for Read more…

  • The Highland Lakes Vacation

    The Highland Lakes are about as good as it gets in Texas and they offer lots of fun things to see and do for a Texas weekend or vacation. The Highland Lakes are a chain of seven lakes which were formed when the Lower Colorado River Authority built a series of dams along the Colorado Read more…

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