Spring has sprung in the Highland Lakes

Spring in the Highland Lakes

Spring forward to fun in the sun in the Highland Lakes of Burnet County, where colorful wildflowers line roadways and spawning fish splash among the ripples of water on five lakes and numerous rivers and creeks. Boaters join the anglers as the waters warm up to skiing and swimming temperatures. The Highland Lakes turns into a recreation heaven as the trees turn green and the roadsides burst into color.

Even COVID can’t cancel spring in the Highland Lakes. Pick from any of our amazing lodges, many on the shores of a lake — we have five of them!

When not exploring Lakes Buchanan, LBJ, Marble Falls, Travis or Inks Lake, you can take in a number of attractions in the area perfect for the Spring weather.

Line up your best drive at either of the county’s two public golf courses: Delaware Springs and Hidden Falls. Flip your best wrist action on any or all of four competitive disc golf courses in Burnet County.

Stroll a downtown shopping area or hiking trail. Explore a state park or national wildlife refugee. We have some of each: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Inks Lake State Park, and Longhorn Caverns State Park. At Longhorn Caverns, you can get a look at the Highland Lakes underground.

When you need a rest or a bite to eat, have a locally crafted beer at a brewery or try out some of the best barbecue in Texas.

As for events, the community celebrations take off on the first day of spring, March 20, with the Bluebonnet Air Show. Check out the interactive calendar on the Highland Lakes of Burnet County website for all of the latest local happenings. Here are just a few of the spring highlights to put on your calendar, which you can do with a click of a mouse or the touch of a screen.


Celebrate the first day of spring at the Burnet Municipal Airport with World War II-era aircraft and the Highland Lake Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force. Event is free.

APRIL 9-11

Burnet Courthouse Square
Live music and entertainment, parades, carnival, vendors, races, and more. Event is free.

MAY 2-8

Includes the Paint the Town Plein Air juried art exhibit and sale. Come for exhibits, live demonstrations, competitions, and family arts activities. Event is free.

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