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If you look at a map of Highland Lakes you'll see why it's such a popular destination for travelers. Nestled in the famed Texas Hill Country, this chain of six lakes offers endless aquatic entertainment, spectacular views and lazy days of pure relaxation. We make it easy to explore all six of the Highland Lakes in central Texas:

  • Lake Buchanan
  • Inks Lake
  • Lake LBJ
  • Lake Marble Falls
  • Lake Travis
  • Lake Austin

Sailing on Lake LBJ

Our website is the largest, most comprehensive resource covering the Highland Lakes area with over 80 categories of information and over 1,000 photos of the area. You'll find information on nearby towns, local attractions, special upcoming events, lake rental houses, lodges on the lakes, real estate information and much more. We've also included information on Lady Bird Lake, which is in downtown Austin, TX.

Lake LBJ Boating

Highland Lakes Lodging

One of the most important parts of your vacation is finding Highland Lakes lodging that is close to all of the action. Since so many people visit the area there's a huge variety of options:

  • RV Parks
  • Cabins for Rent
  • Lake Rental Houses
  • Condos
  • Vacation Homes for Rent
  • Motels
  • Bed & Breakfast Inns

If you're a snowbird or Winter Texan looking for a warmer place to spend the cold months, you can also find information on long-term rentals. Looking for a place to retire? The Highland Lakes area of Central Texas is one of the most popular spots for retirees.

Boating on Lake LBJ

Highland Lakes Attractions Out on the Water

The number one Highland Lakes Texas points of interest is the water. Four of the six Highland Lakes are normally at constant water levels, which is ideal for boating and other water activities.

The Highland Lakes are a fisherman's paradise. The lakes are abundant with striper, largemouth bass, white bass and catfish. Whether you fish for sport, recreation or relaxation there's a lake you're sure to enjoy.

Lake LBJ Marina and Yacht Club
Lake LBJ Marina

Don't have a boat or jet-skis? That's not a problem on any of the Highland Lakes. You can rent a variety of watercraft locally from businesses out on the lake. There are also plenty of boat launches if you do plan to bring your own boat.

Hand-feeding two fawns

Many visitors find one of the most interesting things to do in Highland Lakes is deer watching. Llano County is aptly named "The Deer Capital of Texas". You'll come across some of the friendliest deer you've ever seen in Horseshoe Bay on Lake LBJ. Deer are also plentiful around Inks Lake at the golf course and the State Park. Just keep in mind it's not advisable to feed wild animals, and in some areas feeding the deers is prohibited.

A very large striped bass

You will find great fishing in the Highland Lakes. The photo above is a Striper caught in Lake Buchanan by a local resident.

Fun Facts About the Highland Lakes

  • The Highland Lakes are located in Central Texas starting about 85 miles northwest of Austin and going all the way down to the capital city.
  • The Highland Lakes are located in four Texas counties: Llano, Burnet, Williamson and Travis Counties.
  • In the spring from the middle of March through most of June the Highland Lakes area turns into a virtual paradise with the fields of wildflowers.
  • First, the Bluebonnets bloom, and they are quickly joined by the red Indian Paintbrush flowers for beautiful fields of red and blue.

Visit the Highland Lakes Like a True Texan

Take your time exploring all the fun things to do in Highland Lakes. We regularly add information and photos that keep visitors up-to-date on what to see and do on your next Texas vacation.


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