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Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park

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16942 Ranch Road 2341, Burnet, TX 78611-3168
+1 512-334-2070
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Great views, quality interior spaces, nice people but not quite ready for prime time service

Will I remember great vistas at my COTE stay-yes. Will I remember an efficient, organized, detail... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2016
FredFoxAustin
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Austin, Texas
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Wonderful park

Very nice and limited space for camping. Tent sites are very large and private with no electricity... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2016
Anita C
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Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park and Resort has something for everyone. Exploring 940 acres of a nature park lends itself to discovery and wellness. Take a stroll or vigorous hike on the 14 miles of trails; enjoy live music or movies under the stars, and take part in an educational and recreational programs. Please check our Activity Guide for a calendar of all events. NATURE WALKS AND HIKES Join our Master Naturalist on a guided hike or nature walk along one of our beautiful trails. The park has over 14 miles of a manicured trails, suitable for all abilities, the steepest one culminating in a spectacular hilltop view over Lake Buchanan. Whichever trail you choose, you’ll be guided by our Master Naturalist, a tremendous resource for information on Texas wild plants and animals and Native American culture. Private group walks and hikes are available with notice. SHAKE, RATTLE AND COIL, & OTHER EDUCATIONAL TALKS One of our Saturday events includes the popular, family- oriented, interactive talk, “Shake, Rattle, and Coil” hosted by our Nature Guide and his non-venomous reptile friends. Learn about the animals that share our habitat, and take the opportunity to hold Henry, the gentle snake. Throughout the year, our Master Naturalist hosts a variety of educational programs, including talks on Native America, The Monarch Butterfly Migration, Hummingbirds and Beautiful Bugs. FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES Our “Crafty Kids” class is fun. Kids enjoy creating nature-themed arts and crafts while singing along to kid-friendly tunes. Please sign up your child at our Guest Services Desk. Enjoy huddling around the fire pit toasting S’mores (kits and sticks available at the Guest Services Desk) and watching our nightly, family- friendly movie on the resort patio. LABYRINTH The park’s Seventh Circuit Labyrinth, registered with the World-Wide Labyrinth Society, is sacred space is for spiritual growth and a symbol of transformation. Designed by Girl Scout Gold Award winner, Mia Lushan DeSanctis, the park’s Seventh Circuit Labyrinth refers to the seven paths that lead to the center of goal. All of us are on our own path; the labyrinth is the physical expression of that path. It leads you to the center and out again. Begin your own inner journey to the center and back by walking through our lakeside Seventh Circuit Labyrinth. EAGLE EYE OBSERVATORY Welcome to the Eagle Eye Observatory. Located under pristine, dark skies, this site is one of the best locations in Central Texas for viewing the heavens. Two telescopes: a computerized a 25-inch aperture Truss-Dobsonian reflector and a 12.5-inch Newtonian reflector offer spectacular views of the bright planets, nebulas and distant galaxies. Charge up your imagination and gain new perspective under the starry skies. See you soon! PARK STORE Located on the beautiful shoreline of Lake Buchanan with spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country, the Park Store offers handmade, brick-oven pizzas, a variety of beverages and snacks, Kayak rentals, and one of a kind Canyon souvenirs.
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“swimming pool” (3 reviews)
“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
“lake buchanan” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
16942 Ranch Road 2341, Burnet, TX 78611-3168
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Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Will I remember great vistas at my COTE stay-yes. Will I remember an efficient, organized, detail oriented, top quality service culture- not even close. I have no idea why Caliber has the front desk stretched so thin on a holiday weekend or the restaurant service...More

1  Thank FredFoxAustin
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Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and limited space for camping. Tent sites are very large and private with no electricity. The RV sites are rather close but can accommodate large rigs. The cabins are high above Lake Buchanan with wonderful sunset views. Very quant and quiet park.

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Reviewed August 11, 2016

We stayed at Canyon of the Eagles and hiked all of the trails that were open during the month of August. If you go online, you can see where some of the trails (actually about 50% of them) are closed March - August due to...More

2  Thank Zamigaos
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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The chicken fried boar with jalapeño cream gravy is just one of the most awesome tastes you could imagine.

Thank William R
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Reviewed May 10, 2016

Our trip to this Resort and Natural Preserve was well worth the drive. The grounds were beautiful with trails covered with wild flowers with Lake Buchanan peaking out from time to time. The facility was outstanding; the beds comfortable (even the pillow) and the view...More

1  Thank Jan P
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Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is not just a "nature park," it's a beautiful full-service resort, a place to stay and unwind, a place to enjoy wonderful food and drink, a place to hear nature lectures, watch the clear skies from the observatory, and bask in the serene outdoors....More

2  Thank wordsmith2016
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Reviewed March 4, 2016

Plenty of well maintained hiking trails, birds and nature. The property is home to two endangered bird species who nest there, the golden-cheeked warbler and the black-capped vireo. Some trails are off limits starting in March to protect the birds.

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Reviewed February 22, 2016

The people were very friendly and the cruise is relaxing and slow. They offer free water , tea and coffee. Our cruise was lucky we saw 3 eagles which is rare and the boat was not crowded as well as a perfect weather day. Texas...More

1  Thank Susan Y
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Reviewed February 17, 2016

We spent Valentine's Day Weekend at Canyon of the Eagles. We absolutely loved it and will definitely be back. However, it is important to understand what you are getting or you could be disappointed. This is a place to go and relax....to enjoy the beautiful...More

7  Thank austinjjc
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Reviewed January 14, 2016

Stayed here for only one night but were able to relax and unwind and enjoy nature. The rooms are designed to be rustic--reminded me of the cabins at summer camp--but were extremely well maintained and extremely clean. Bed was comfortable. Our dinner seating was in...More

1  Thank Gogirl44
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Response from Irena S | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet would be Vanishing Texas River Cruise. We have not seen any other private tours .
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Crystal T
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Response from Susan Y | Reviewed this property |
Hi Crystal My husband and me did not check into using the pool while we were there. I am so sorry I couldn't answer your question. We only had two days to stay in Burnet and the second day it rained. Hope you have a Awesome... More
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