Lake Buchanan

Lake Buchanan is the second largest Highland Lake in Central Texas. The lake has over 22,000 acres of surface area and 124 miles of shoreline. With all that space, you can enjoy the lake and never feel crowded. Some of the more popular activities on Lake Buchanan are fishing, boating, swimming, and camping. Fishing, in particular, is very popular. Lake Buchanan is stocked with a number of species of fish for recreational fishing. Primarily largemouth bass, striped bass, white bass, and catfish.


Fishing opportunities on Lake Buchanan vary by species, season, and location.  Keep up to date on "what's bitin on what and where" on the Texas Parks and Wildlife fishing report.

White bass and striped bass spawning runs up the Colorado River occur in February and May. Your best bets for white bass include small crankbaits and live minnows. For striped bass, try live shad along dropoffs. Shad are obviously a great bait when you see birds chasing schools of shad.

Best luck for largemouth bass is is the spring and fall. For a variety of reasons, largemouth bass tend to stay in the lake's shallow waters. In general, try spinnerbaits in clear sections of the lake and crankbaits along rocky shores. Once the water warms up in the summer months, use downriggers with white or yellow bucktail jigs to target striped bass.

As for catfish, Lake Buchanan contains blues, yellows, channel, and  catfish. Use of live bait is best for catfishing.
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Lake Buchanan has a number of good boat ramps, with one on the west side fo the lake and fourn on the east side. However, your best bet for boat launching near Texas Hills RV Haven is the launch at Cedar Point Recreation Area.

The Cedar Point boat launch is open year round. It's an unimproved ramp that is operated by the Lower Colorado River Authority.

Directions from Texas Hills RV Haven.
  • Turn left off Willow Shores onto Ranch Road 2241.
  • Turn left off Ranch Road 2241 onto Ranch Road 3014 (Farm to Market Road).
  • Keep going onto Cedar Point Road.
  • Veer right to Cedar Point Boat Ramp.

Cedar Point Recreational Area

Cedar Point Recreation Area is a 310-acre park along on Lake Buchanan's north shore. Here you can enjoy a variety of activities, including kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and fishing.

Cedar Point Recreation Area also has a relaxing picnic area, with, of course, great views of Lake Buchanan.

The park is walking distance from Texas Hill RV Haven. For more information, give us a call.

Cedar Point Recreation Area Fees
  • Adults: $5.00
  • Children (12 and younger): Free
  • Disabled: $2.00
  • Seniors (65 and older): $2.00

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Lake Buchanan is just beautiful. Blue water and waterfalls and amazing rock formation inside the canyon. We stayed at the Canyon of the Eagles and took their tour boat. Great tour guide and enjoyed the history. It's a beautiful place!
Natural Beauty! Vaura V, Trip Advisor
Great location. Glad they made it easy to find. It is on all my maps,since 1938. My maps show numerous public & private points of access (confirmed). It's OK to see (& the hill country) from a distance. I like seeing it up close. It is gorgeous! Not too crowded & crazy like Lake LBJ or Lake Travis. East side of the lake better.
Easy to Find. On Maps. Justin W, Trip Advisor
I enjoyed taking photos and videos of the area. There's no internet and little cellphone service. But, the wild flowers and the lake well worth admiring.
Hill Country. TheParentTrainer, Trip Advisor