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Surface area - 23,200 acres Impounded - 1937
Location - On the Colorado River in Burnet County and Llano counties, west of the town of Burnet

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Lake Buchanan
23,200-acre Lower Colorado River Authority impoundment, the highest and broadest in series of six Highland Lakes. Water sports and fishing are superb with generous space for boating, skiing, sailing. Innumerable beaches, docks, marinas, and leisure home developments at lakeside. Public and commercial camps, boat ramps.

Lake's record fish include Guadalupe bass, 2.25 lbs.; white bass, 3.06 lbs.; striped bass, 27.8 lbs. Many water-related festivals staged on lake during summer months. At Lake Buchanan community on Texas 29; also accessible from Llano and Burnet.

There are five good boat ramps, four on the east side and one on the west side of the lake. The first ramp is on the east side of the dam off Texas Highway 29. Look for the brown sign (HWY 690) that points the way to the ramp. Burnet County Park, off FM 2341 at mid-lake, has recently built a new concrete two-lane ramp. This ramp is usually open during periods of low water. It is susceptible to a northwest wind, so watch the weather if you launch here. A concrete ramp, well protected from the wind, is located at Thunderbird Lodge off FM 2341 at (512) 756-4878. This private facility charges $5.00 to launch. Llano County Park, on the west side, offers a free ramp off FM 261. This ramp is well protected from the wind. Unimproved boat ramps are available at Cedar Point Recreation Area and at Colorado Bend State Park (915) 628-3240.

Colorado Bend offers access for anglers wishing to wade fish for white bass in the upper reaches of the river above Lake Buchanan during the spring spawning run. Camping is available at Colorado Bend, Canyon of the Eagles, and also at Inks Lake State Park, just a short drive from Lake Buchanan. This is a popular park, so it's a good idea to make reservations well in advance. Many private facilities on Buchanan offer camping, fishing piers, and docks. For details, check the Buchanan/Inks Chamber of Commerce website.

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