Nestled in the greenery of the beloved Texas Hill Country lies the famed chain of six lakes that make up the Highland Lakes area. The area encompasses not only the six lakes of Lake Buchanon, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, and Lake Austin but also six surrounding towns (Bertram, Burnet, Granite Shoals, Kingsland, Marble Falls, and Spicewood).
These lakes offer endless fun; with spectacular views, abundant wildlife, and a variety of aquatic activities like swimming, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, kayaking, and more. With thousands of miles of running water, The Highland Lakes are recorded as the longest chain of lakes in the entire state of Texas. Beyond aquatic activities, lake-goers can jump on the Lake Travis Zipline for a 2-and-a-half-hour tour of its scenery or get their mountain bikes ready for the rolling hills surrounding the lakes. While The Highland Lakes are praised for their fantastic weather year-round, visitors travel from across the country in the springtime to enjoy the transformation of the lakes into a paradise of wildflower fields.
Despite its reputation for incredible outdoor recreation and stunning views, the Highland Lakes region has much more to offer as you enter Burnet County. Enchanting wineries, delicious dining, and unforgettable adventures await every traveler in The Highland Lakes area. Sip your way down the Highland Lakes Wine Trail for a unique experience to taste the award-winning wines at many of the internationally recognized wineries in the area! Take your pick from hundreds of the best golf courses in Texas, from the laid-back Willie Nelson Pedernales Golf Course to the exclusive Austin Country Club. And don’t forget to add just about every culinary destination in The Highland Lakes area to your itinerary. You won’t regret it!
While The Highland Lakes area serves as an ideal road trip destination for many Texas travelers, its natural beauty, endless entertainment, and charming atmosphere leaves many visitors calling it home.