Texas Lakes in Hill Country
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Texas lakes, rivers and the hundreds of shoreline miles provide endless opportunities for the outdoors afficianado. Come fish our lakes, ride our rivers and enjoy our shores.

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Lake
Description
Austin
Acres: 1,830

Near town of
Austin
Lower Colorado River Authority - begins within western part of Austin and continues 20 miles up the Colorado. Shoreline is dotted with clubs, marinas, and home developments. Popular for skiing and boating. The Emma Long Metropolitan Park is at lake side.
Brady Creek Reservoir
Acres:2,200

Near town of
Brady
Located on Brady Creek about 3 miles west of Brady via FM 2028. Offers a variety of water sports at edge of Texas Hill Country. Fishing throughout the year. Lake side facilities include docking and service, ramps, camps, resorts and vacation homes.
Buchanan
Acres: 23,060

Near town of
Llano
Lower Colorado River Authority - this lake is the broadest and highest of 6 Highland Lakes. Offers fishing and water sports with lots of space for skiing, sailing, boating. Almost limitless beaches, marinas, docks and vacation home developments. Both public and commercial boat ramps and camps. Accessible from both Llano and Burnett.
Canyon Lake
Acres:8,240

Near town of
New Braunfels
One of the most scenic in Texas set amongst steep-shouldered evergreen hills. Here you'll find public parks along the shore offering picnicking, camping/trailer areas and boat ramps. There are also 2 yacht clubs, 2 marinas, fishing groups and ski club along with loads of other activities. Excellent fishing. Located approximately 20 miles north of New Braunfels via Texas 46 and FM 2722 (north); or FM 306 north of I-35. Also accessible from the towns of Sattler, San Marcos and Blanco.
Georgetown
Acres: 1,310

Near town of
Georgetown
On North Fork of San Gabriel River this lake is speed restricted in designated fishing areas. Stocked with smallmouth bass and channel cat. It has 3 public use areas, camping areas with RV hookups, and boat launch ramps. Also available are primitive hiking, camping trail. Located approximately 4 miles west of I-35 at Georgetown via FM 2388.
Granger Lake


Near town of
Taylor
Corps of Engineers lake opened in 1981 is stocked with Florida largemouth bass and channel catfish. Has a hiking trail along a scenic shoreline with swimming at Wilson Fox Park. Offers camping with hookups, boat ramps, and free picnic areas. The headquarters of the dam are approximately 7 miles east of Granger on FM 971. Also accessible from the town of Bartlett.
Inks Lake
Acres: 803

Near town of
Llano
One of the Highland Lakes of the Lower Colorado River Authority. Scenic with excellent all year-round fishing. Also popular for water sports and boating. Has marinas, lake side docks, and vacation homes. Also: Inks Lake State Park and Highland Lakes Golf Course (See Buchanan Dam State Park). Located south of Buchanan Dam via Park Road. Also accessible from the town of Burnett.
Lady Bird Lake


Near town of
Austin
(Not shown on most maps) This lake is a stabilized course of Colorado River with The Lone Star paddle-wheeler sightseeing boat offering cruises Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lake side fishing is available. Sailing and canoeing are permitted. No swimming or power boats are allowed.
Lyndon B. Johnson
(Formerly Granite Shoals Lake)
Acres: 6,375

Near town of
Kingsland
Very scenic lake in the Highland Lakes series on the Colorado River. Offers excellent fishing, boat rentals, launching ramps, lake side marinas, water skiing, and sailing. Located south of Kingsland from FM 1431 (East side) or FM 2900 and other roads to other recreational areas (West).
Marble Falls
Acres: 780

Near town of
Marble Falls
One in the series of the Highland Lakes; impoundment on Colorado River. Activities include year-round fishing, sailing, swimming, boating, and skiing. Also has picnic facilities, launching ramps, city park and swimming pool. This lake is inside the city of Marble Falls and winds approximately 6 miles up the Colorado River.
Medina Lake
Acres: 5,575

Near town of
Bandera
Impoundment on Medina River with year-round fishing. Popular for water sports. Located about 23 miles southeast of Bandera via Texas 16 to Pipe Creek. Also accessible via Castroville.
Travis
Acres: 18,930

Near town of
Austin
Managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority this lake is one of the Highland Lakes; flood control/water supply reservoir. It has 270 miles of shoreline offering marinas, camps, vacation homes and resorts. Extremely popular for skiing, sailing, boating, and fishing as well as the outcroppings of minerals and fossils. For information: 800-776-5272 Ext.3366
Walter E. Long
Acres: 1,269

Near town of
Austin
Located just east of Austin via FM 969 east, FM 973 north - this lake has been stocked with saltwater flounder and redfish, and native freshwater species. Primarily noted for fishing; boat ramps.




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