16942 Ranch Road 2341
Burnet, Texas 78611
We chose the Canyon of the Eagles Resort as the location for our Thanksgiving Campout and we were thrilled with this choice. Don't let the title of 'resort' turn you away if you're looking for a rustic, homey feel. The private park, situated on the northeast shore of Lake Buchanan, offers cabin-style guest rooms with lake views, a full hook-up RV park and tent camping sites (water only or primitive). There is a restaurant, bar, fishing pier, hiking trails, amphitheater, observatory and seasonal bird watching.
What We Loved
Park management does take on the resort-style persona by providing an all-emcompasing experience for visitors. Daily activities including live music, movie showings, kids' crafts, nature walks and star-gazing fill the calendar. Our favorite thing about the park was the access to the Eagle Eye Observatory. Operated by the Austin Astronomical Society several nights a week, guests have to opportunity use a 16-inch Ealing Cassegrain telescope and a 12.5-inch Newtonian telescope. Had it not been super cold the night we went, we might have stayed for hours!
What We'd Like To See Instead
Our only complaint about the park was that the water wasn't working at our campsite. This wasn't a deal breaker for us as we had brought plenty of drinking water and the staff offered a daily credit for the inconvenience. We can't wait to camp here again!