Buchanan Dam Pop. 1,688 Alt. 1,025

buchanan dam Fall Creek Vineyard on lake Buchanan.

General -

Small resort and retirement community that grew at construction site of dam whose name it bears; popular center for extensive tourist activity on and around Lake Buchanan.

Black Rock Park-

Public facility on western shore of Lake Buchanan with camping, swimming, fishing, and boating. On Texas 261 north from Texas 29.

Buchanan Dam Visitors Center-

Spectacular view of largest of Highland Lakes in building near dam; telescopes. Houses local chamber of commerce, and museum that features construction of Buchanan Dam, dedicated in 1937 and one of the largest of it's kind in the U.S. Living history videotape, old photographs, exhibits on area history, xeriscape garden. Visitors enjoy feeding huge school of fish that congregate below observation deck. Open daily 7a.m.-3:30pm, free. Call first for large group tours. Excellent viewings of fish activity in Spring and Summer. (512)793-2803.

Fall Creek Vineyards-

A 65 acre estate winery on the northwest shore of Lake Buchanan in Texas Hill Country. French tradition combined with California technology creates premium, award winning wines. Open for complimentary tours and tastings, Sat. noon-5p.m.; tastings and sales only, Mon., Wed., Fri. 11a.m.-5p.m. Take Texas 261 to Bluffton, then F. M. 2241 northeast 2.2 miles past Tow. 512/476-4477.

Highland Lakes Golf Course-

Beautiful nine-hole course on shore of Inks Lake, Inks Lake State Park.

Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery-

Thousands of fish bred in scientific facility's ponds. Lakes from across the country are stocked from here. Of interest regarding aquaculture, but limited sight-seeing; no aquarium exhibits. Open Mon.-Fri. 8a.m.-4p.m. (till noon on weekend). Take Texas 29 East to Park Road 4. Admission.

Inks Lake State Park- 2,000 acres on Inks Lake southeast of Buchanan Dam. Camping, shelters, trailers, rest rooms picnicking, groceries, fishing, swimming, boats, golf, nature study, hiking. Access via Texas 29 east, south on Park Road 4.


Buchanan, Inks.


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