Lake Buchanan (30.65 miles long, 22,017 acres)
Fishing, boating, sunsets, and a lake that never gets too crowded, Lake Buchanan offers a chance to escape your day-to-day routines and enjoy a long, slow weekend. The homes and camping grounds around the lake offer more space than any other in the Highland Lakes chain and perhaps the best hill country views. Lake Buchanan is not a constant level lake, so floating docks are a must for ease of summer boating.
Inks Lake (4.2 miles long, 777 acres)
Inks Lake is the smallest of the Highland Lakes, but the abundance of fishing and water sports and being constant level perhaps makes it the most charming. The combination of the large state park and Camp Longhorn limit boat traffic and make for quiet afternoons/evenings. If you love spending time fishing with friends/family, there should be no shortage of bass, crappie, catfish, and sunfish to hook-on.
Lake LBJ (21.15 miles long, 6,275 acres)
Boating, sandbars, golf, marinas/restaurants, and constant level, Lake LBJ provides all the activities you’ll ever want on the Highland Lakes chain. Over the years, it has become the most popular lake in the area and a great spot for families/friends to come together for long weekends. Surrounded by traditional hill country homes/communities as well as a luxury resort, it appeals to anyone looking for the “lake lifestyle”.
Lake Marble Falls (5.75 miles long, 591 acres)
Small town meets the lake, watch the fireworks, fishing and constant level, Lake Marble Falls is one of the smallest lakes in the Highland Lakes chain. Whether you like to enjoy coffee on the dock, head into town for lunch at one of the many great local restaurants, or go stand-up paddleboarding, the lake and location provide plenty to do during your stay.
Lake Travis (65 miles long, 19,297 acres)
Just 20 minutes from Austin, Lake Travis offers you all the activities and options you’re looking for on the Highland Lakes and is probably the most “fun”. Rolling hill country landscapes, sunsets at the Oasis restaurant, and plenty of marinas/boat rental sites, Lake Travis is great for your family weekend getaway or a day trip with your friends. Lake Travis is a reservoir lake and floating docks are a must for ease of summer boating.
Lake Austin (22 miles long, 1,830 acres)
Known for its high cliffs, spectacular views, and high-end homes, Lake Austin is a constant level lake that also provides excellent boating, fishing, marinas, and restaurants. Spending time with family and friends along the shores, no matter the season will make everyone want to come back for more.