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Historic winery set in a quaint building with a cozy tasting room and spacious patio. Enjoy a selection of wines and charcuterie, with the option to join a wine club in a relaxed setting.
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  • KLDiamond
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was our second visit to the park. This time we did the cave tour. Our tour guide Jimmy was knowledgeable and entertaining. He even managed to make our 13 year old laugh and feel engaged in the tour! It is a nice park to visit even if you don’t do the tour. The observation tower has some amazing views. We live within an hour and a half of the park and will definitely go back.
    Written June 14, 2024
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  • Dross25
    Washington106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ink lakes State Park in Burnet County TX. This is a beautiful park with lots of trees and grass. They have a camp store, Boat rentals, a fishing pier. No sewer at sites but they do have a dump station.
    Written May 22, 2024
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  • Donna M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We are members here. We love coming for the wine but the view isn’t too bad! Lol! It’s lovely! People are so nice! My nephew was married here. It’s a great venue as well.
    Written April 28, 2024
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  • Nathan V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great wine! Bruce was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and welcoming! Really enjoyed being there! Check them out if you are in Burnet, and enjoy! We will be back!
    Written May 19, 2024
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  • LoveMexicoDenver
    Denver36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rented a VRBO right on Lake LBJ! The lake is a constant level lake so perfect for swimming, boating, fishing, paddle boarding….. everything! Stayed a week… loved it!
    Written July 31, 2023
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  • Rob P
    Lampasas, TX8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tasting. Learning about their wines. Tried three. Loved all three. Bella and Petit Syrah stood out. Next time: the tour.
    Written March 19, 2023
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  • Laura D
    Coleman, TX2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped here and was glad we did. There is so much history here at Fort Croghan grounds and museum. The gentleman running the museum was informative and friendly. This stop is free, but we gave a donation after touring the grounds. My husband really enjoyed the old farm equipment. We also enjoyed the bonus of beautiful bluebonnets. We highly recommend that you stop. It only takes about an hour to see everything.
    Written April 9, 2023
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  • Revkev93
    La Porte, TX259 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is part of the highland lakes that is below Buchanan Dam. The lake level was normal as compared to Buchanan which was very low. Very pretty lake with kayaking and hiking at the state park.
    Written May 31, 2021
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  • SidMonge
    Frisco, TX243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly and informative presentation by a real astronomer. He was willing to spend as long as you wanted and explain things simply for the uninitiated.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • kzsull01
    Windsor, CT349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have taken multiple scenic rides around and nature cruises on Lake Buchanan in both Burnet and Llano, Texas while visiting our daughter in Austin, Texas. The lake is the largest of the seven Highland Lakes on the Lower Colorado River. Our most recent visit was on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021, during a vacation in the Texas Hill Country from Tuesday, October 26th, until Thursday, November 4th.

    We found that there is no road around the whole lake. So we have separately explored the East and West sides of the lake, which is over 30 miles long and 5 miles wide. The below addresses both the East Side and West Sides of the lake as well the “Vanishing Texas River Cruise”.

    East Side of the Lake:

    To explore the East side of the lake, we have taken Texas 29 to FM 2341 which has various hills and mountains with a few nice views of the lake. Burnet County Park is about mid-lake on the East side, with good views, a boat ramp and picnicking.

    A few miles beyond the park off FM 2341, is the ‘Vanishing Texas River Cruise’, which is an excellent nature cruise on Lake Buchanan and then up the Colorado River. The cruise is quite enjoyable, being very interesting and informative, covering such aspects of the lake as its history, the geology of the lake and the surrounding area and the plant and wildlife comprising the environmental ecosystem of the lake. We have enjoyed both the Scenic Wilderness Cruise as well as the Eagle Cruise.

    Unfortautely we could not book a ‘Vanishing Texas River Cruise’ a few days before Wednesday, October 27th because it was already “sold out”. We could not make it on either Saturday, October 30th, or Sunday, October 31st because we had other plans and on Wednesday, November 3rd, it was raining. We hope that the cruise has more available days and times, as it has in the past, for our next visit because we have always enjoyed it,.

    Please refer to the below for further details about our past experiences on this cruise.

    Finally, FM 2341 ends at Canyon of the Eagles Park, on the upper East side of the lake.

    Also, on the East side of the lake is the Buchanan Dam, which could be seen from Texas 29 and Highway 690. This dam is one of the largest of its kind in the US. We found that there is no way to reach the dam and park and view it from either Texas 29 and Highway 690... .

    West Side of the Lake:

    The West side of the lake is not as hilly as the East side, but the lake is more visible from the road on this side.

    We have taken Texas 29 to FM 261 to both Llano County Park and Blackrock Park, which are two separate parks very close to each other, both with separate entrances,. on the Southwest corner of the lake. Llano County Park has a road that leads to a rock jetty boat ramp/launch with very nice scenic views of the lake plus fishing and bathroom facilities. On October 27th, we wanted to take a picture of the interesting uplift/rock formation that could be considered a very prominent hill in the distance across the lake that could be viewed from the jetty, but it was too windy. So I would think that it was too windy for boating or even fishing at that point in time.

    Blackrock Park has an entrance gate requiring a fee when in-season and has camping, waterfront cabins, swimming, picnicking and other amenities, such as a playground and even miniature golf.

    There are also some nice views beyond these parks on Route 225, however, this may be a bit too residential for sight-seeing. In addition, Cedar Point Park, off FM 2241 to FM 3014 has lake views.

    The ‘Vanishing Texas River Cruise (on the East Side of the Lake):’:

    We have taken this cruise multiple times and have always enjoyed it. The below addresses the last time we were able to take this cruise.
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    My husband and I took the ‘Vanishing Texas River Cruise’ on Lake Buchanan in Burnet, Texas on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019.. We took the two hour Scenic Wilderness Cruise that went on Lake Buchanan and up the Colorado River. The day started out cloudy and relatively cool but turned out to be beautiful while we were on the cruise, which helped make our cruise an excellent one!! This was the third time that we took the ‘Vanishing Texas River Cruise’ since May of 2016 and have always enjoyed it. Each time it has been different and definitely a worthwhile nature cruise.

    Our tour guide, Ali, had an impressive wealth of knowledge about the lake and the surrounding area. He provided great background information about the Colorado River, Texas’s longest River, as well as about the multiple highland lakes formed from the river and the surrounding Texas Hill Country, including its many canyons. He shared details about the history of Lake Buchanan, its unique geological formations, such as its bent and twisted limestone that was a result of the uplift of the land that caused the unique geography associated with the area, and about the plant and wildlife comprising the environmental ecosystem of the lake. The information that he provided was interesting, informative, educational and made our tour of the beautiful scenic lake very enjoyable, allowing us to have a great appreciation for the lake, its wildlife, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country.

    Ali pointed out multiple birds, including herons, osprey, ducks, Canadian Geese, a flock of white pelicans, cormorants, white egrets, and buzzards, among others. He provided information about the traits of each bird, including their colors, how they live and fly (including their wing patterns), and the process that they use to find and eat their food. He also pointed out and provided details about many different trees and plants growing on the banks of the river, including cactus, yucca, mountain laurels, vitex, blue bonnets, oak trees, elm trees, cedar trees, native pecan trees, fern and Texas Buckeye, among others. In addition, he pointed out a Feral hog. All the detailed information Ali shared was great and quite interesting!!

    Ali also provided very interesting details about the Comanche, who once lived in the area, including their ceremonial rock, and how they wiped out the Spanish settlements. We really liked the waterfall, the cave below it, and surrounding geological rock formations and their historic significance based on the background information that Ali provided. The willow trees growing on the boundary of the river channel, which were more than half covered with water, have an interesting tree structure, history and provide a diversity of growth and an infrastructure that widens the base of the food chain in the lake’s ecosystem. All quite interesting!!

    The cruise was an excellent experience and we highly recommend it to others. We have also taken this cruise in May of 2016 and the Eagle Cruise in December 2017 We are glad we took this cruise and we would definitely take it again. We hope that you have the opportunity to enjoy it as much as we did!!
    Written November 23, 2021
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  • Julie P
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were visiting family for the weekend, and decided to take advantage of the gorgeous spring day. While driving through Burnet on our way to Marble Falls, we stopped in to stretch our legs and take in all of the wonderful eye candy. So many beautiful and original works of art and creations. Highly recommend this place. It is truly a one of a kind and we will go back there!
    Written April 24, 2021
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  • traveler51520
    Cincinnati, OH126 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A day pass for seniors is $3. Get a map at the entrance or resort gift shop - trails are clearly marked. We had a beautiful sunny afternoon to walk several of the trails. We didn't see any eagles, but saw other birds at the lake and had 4 armadillo encounters. When they finally noticed us, they scurried into the underbrush. Restrooms at the amphitheater parking area were clean.
    Written January 22, 2020
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