A small resort and retirement community that grew at construction
site of the dam whose name it bears; popular center for extensive
tourist activity on and around Lake Buchanan.
BLACK ROCK PARK
BUCHANAN DAM VISITOR CENTER
FALL CREEK VINEYARDS
HIGHLAND LAKES GOLF COURSE
INKS DAM NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY
LONGHORN CAVERN STATE PARK
- BLACK ROCK PARK - Public facility
on the western shore of Lake Buchanan with camping, swimming,
fishing, and boating. On Texas 261 north from Texas 29.
- BUCHANAN DAM VISITOR CENTER - Spectacular
view of largest of Highland Lakes; in building near dam; telescopes.
Houses the local chamber of commerce, and museum that features
construction of Buchanan Dam, dedicated in 1937 and one of the
largest of its kind in the U.S. Living history videotape, old
photographs, exhibits on area history, xeriscape garden. Visitors
enjoy feeding he huge school of fish hat congregate below observation
deck. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours of dam from chamber
office, weekends, early April - early fall. 10 a.m. and 2 and
4 p.m. 512-793-2803.
- FALL CREEK VINEYARDS - A 65
acre estate winery on the northwest shore of Lake Buchanan in
Texas Hill Country. French tradition combined with California
technology creates premium, award-winning wines. Open for complimentary
tours and tastings, Sat. noon to 5 p.m. tastings and sales only.
Mon., Wed., Fri. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take Texas 261 to Bluffton,
then F.M. 2241 northeast, 2.2 miles past Tow. 512-476-4477.
- HIGHLAND LAKES GOLF COURSE -
Beautiful nine-hole golf course on the shore of Inks Lake, Inks
Lake State Park.
- INKS DAM NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY
- Thousands of fish bred in scientific facility's ponds. Lakes
from across the country are stocked from here. Of interest regarding
aquaculture, but limited to sight-seeing, no aquarium exhibits.
Open Mon., - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (till noon on weekends).
Take Texas 29 east to Park Road, 4 then, south on Park Road 4,
follow signs. 512-793-2474.
- LONGHORN CAVERN STATE PARK - About
12 miles southeast.
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