Enjoy the splendor of the Texas wildflowers. Take sceinc drives through the Lakes
and Hills region.
|Attend the Burnet Bluebonnet Festival the second weekend in April.
HABITAT IN LLANO
American Bald Eagle Photos
east of Llano on Highway 29 a family of Bald Eagles can be viewed from the roadside during
the nesting season. This is between November and March of each year. Their
nest is within 150' from the highway making this one of the closest opportunities to
witness these American symbols of beauty anywhere in the wild. Visits on rainy days
offer spectacular views of the birds sitting majestically on their treetop perches.
Another family of bald eagles inhabit the canyons on the north end of Lake Buchanan on the
Colorado River and can be seen from the Vanishing Texas River Cruise boat tours.
For a Map of both
locations click here.
|CANYON OF THE
|Canyon of the Eagles
A Calibre Resort
16942 RR 2341
the Eagles Lodge and Nature Park is located on LCRA-owned land along the shores of Lake
Buchanan in Burnet County, about 75 miles northwest of Austin in the Central Texas Hill
Country. Open year-round
include multiple fishing docks and piers along three miles of lakefront, an outdoor
amphitheater, a 64-unit lodge, swimming pool, restaurant, meeting rooms, campgrounds, RV
sites, hiking trails, a lights-out observatory area for stargazing, 14
miles of nature trails, 5 mile recreation area for canoeing and kayaking.and an
embarkation point for the Vanishing Texas River Cruise on Lake Buchanan and a
3,200-square-foot natural science center that can accommodate up to 120 people.
This hill country resort is
accessible from all over Texas within a short 4 hour drive from San Antonio, Dallas / Ft.
Worth, Houston or Austin.
2505 RR 1174 South
offers the finest horseback-riding program in the Hill Country. We also offer
Picnics, Cowboy Golf, Hayrides, Fishing and more. Prices start at $35/hr. per
person. All day, Every Day!
|CYPRESS VALLEY CANOPY TOURS
|Cypress Ranch Canopy Tours
1223 Paleface RR
Spicewood TX, 78669
Valley Canopy Tours® is a treetop adventure park in Spicewood, Texas.
Cypress Valley offers three unique tour options: The Canopy Tour; The Canopy Challenge;
The Sunrise Birding Tour.
|Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Park Information: 1-800-792-1112.
Rock State Natural Area consists of 1643.5 acres on Big Sandy Creek, north of
Fredericksburg, on the border between Gillespie and Llano Counties. Enchanted Rock was
designated a National Natural Landmark in 1970 and was placed on the National Register of
Historic Places in 1984. The Rock is a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, that rises 425
feet above ground, 1825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is one of the
largest batholiths (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States
and humans have visited here for over 11,000 years.
Camping fees vary; entrance fee. . Current conditions
including fire bans and water levels can vary from day to day.
|Hidden Falls Adventure Park
7030 E. FM 1431
Marble Falls, TX
|The largest Off-Road Park in Texas.
Come play with us on our 3,000 acre park and ride over 200 miles of trails.
Hidden Falls also offers Paintball, Shooting Range, (18) RV Sites w/Hook-ups, Campsites,
horseback, hike and bike trails.
NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY
|Inks Lake Fish Hatchery
million channel catfish, largemouth bass, striped bass, and rainbow trout annually for
stocking in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, and Oklahoma. Primary distribution is to
waters on Federal lands for restoration objectives.
Waterfowl and shorebird observation, study, and photography. There is a fishing
pier and a Visitor Center with interpretive signs.
34 miles west of Austin in Spicewood
most beautiful swimming hole in the state. Situated on a bluff overlooking Cypress Creek,
Krause Springs is actually two swimming holes in one, the spring-fed swimming pool and
below that is the creek, lined with towering cypress trees and a waterfall coming over a
cliff covered with ferns.
Campsites and RV spaces are available.
|Huge dome of
high-quality pink and red granite, prized worldwide. Quarrying began in 1880s for
construction of the Texas Capitol, and has provided an unending flow ever since without
the bulk of the dome diminished. View from roadside picnic area.
|Longhorn Cavern State Park
Park Road 4, off Hwy 281
near Inks Lake State Park, the Cavern is located in Back- bone Ridge, which is a huge
piece of Ellenburger Limestone formed by a shallow sea over 450 million years go. The
cavern is a popular spot to visit because of its constant 64° temperature year round.
Guided tours take approximately 1 hour, 25 minutes. Other park features include a gift
shop, snack bar, picnic area, trails and a scenic park of oaks and junipers.
Mountain in Kingsland is an area land mark that is of interest to both historians and
geologists. Intriguing traces of gold, silver and other minerals have been reported in the
sands of Honey Creek and the mountainside. The mountain was the site of a fierce battle
with Apache Indians on August 5, 1873. Easily seen from most of the area lakes, the long
saddle in the mountains is where it gets its name. (Located between Marble Falls and
Fuzzy's Comer on Highway 1431).
|PARKS - NATIONAL AND STATE
over 10 State and National Parks in the area. For more information, visit
our Parks Section
|Llano River crossing in Kingsland Pluton,
aka "The Slab"
|The Slab is a
favorite great swimming hole called located on the Llano River and Ranch Road 3404. The
lazy Llano River drifts over large out croppings of granite which creates pools of
inviting, cool water during the warm summer months. Near the bridge, currents begin to
pick up speed to flow through narrow row siphons. The water then gently cascades on down
the river into Lake LBJ.
TEXAS RIVER CRUISE
|Vanishing Texas River Cruise
Canyon of the Eagles on Lake Buchanan
early spring are dominated by some twenty-five American Bald Eagles that migrate to the
Texas Colorado River Canyon for the winter. Dine on our traditional Mexican/American
Fajita Buffet while viewing the awesome beauty of the Colorado River Canyon. Enjoy
waterfalls, towering cliffs, abundant wildlife and the many scenic vistas along the river
banks. Imagine your own isolated paradise and forget that any other world exists