About 3 1/2 hour drive southwest from Dallas is Lake Buchanan, the second largest of the Highland Lakes in Central Texas with a length of 30 miles and a width at the widest point of just under 5 miles. Lake Buchanan has a shoreline of 124 miles. When it was built, Buchanan Dam was considered to be the longest multiple-arch dam in the U.S. with a length of just over two miles.
We stayed at the Lakeside Lodge right on the lake which is owed by a very talkative couple. We stayed in the Coyote Room which had a bed, couch, fridge & TV. Only breakfast was served in the dinning room and there was always plenty to eat. This is a good small inexpensive get-a-way lodge as the only enmities it had was satellite TV- no internet but was a good jumping off point for the activities.
Vanishing Texas River Cruise
A 2 1/2 hour tour of scenic wilderness on the Colorado River Canyon. There are waterfalls and sheer cliffs as well as wildlife viewing. From November to March you can experience the power, grace and wonder of the largest colony of American Bald Eagles in Texas- unluckily we were a month too early although one was sited in flight over the cruise.
The tour though Lonhorn Cavern was a little slippery due to recent rains, dark, back-breaking due to couching and a little on the humid side again due to recent rains. WARNING- OLD EARTH AGE THEORY NEXT!