Fall Creek Vineyard on lake
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
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.
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
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.