At confluence of Llano and Colorado Rivers, spot was popular for
fishing even before area lakes were built; trains brought fishermen
at turn of the century. The scenic area is still popular with
fishermen and water-sports enthusiasts who enjoy convenient access
to present Lake Lyndon B. Johnson.
Tres Lagunas Golf Club offers 18 holes, 7,200 yds., par 72, rating
71.6; public play.
The small Hill Country town is at the north end of Lake LBJ on
- 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 sightseeing; no aquarium exhibits. Open Mon. - Fri. 8
a.m. - 4 p.m. (till noon on weekend). Take F.M. 2342 northeast
4.4 mi. to intersection with Park Road 4; Park Road 4 north approx.
1.5 mi; watch for signs. 210/793-2474.
- LAKE L.B.J.'S LADY- Thirty-four foot excursion boat
offers Hill Country sightseeing on Lake LBJ, the Llano and Colorado
Rivers. Two-hour narrated cruises point out Lyndon B. Johnson's
former lake house, Packsaddle and Backbone Mountains, wildlife
including green and blue herons, cormorants, kingfishers, and
white-tailed deer; views of marinas and luxury resorts like Horseshoe
Bay. Cruises Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m. Also
sunset and dinner cruises to lakeside restaurant. F.M. 1431 at
Colorado River bridge; fare, Tel. 915/388-6339.
- PACKSADDLE MOUNTAIN- An area landmark that's of interest
both to historians and geologists. Much of long, low mountain
is 600-million-year-old sandstone in horizontal layers, which
rests on even more ancient Packsaddle schist, exposed in Honey
Creek at foot of the mountain off Texas 71. Intriguing traces
of gold, silver and other minerals have been reported in sands
of the creek. Mountain was site of a fierce battle with Apache
Indians on Aug. 5, 1873.
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