There are many lakes dotting the Texas landscape and each, in its own right, is a major tourist destination. Some of these lakes have left such a strong impression on visitors that there has been a startling increase in the demand for lakeside cabins. People tend to enjoy their stay so much that they either decide to return for another weekend or even plan annual vacations at the same spot. Others decide to buy their own piece of this paradise and retire by one of these lakes.
The appeal seems to come from the fabulous views and relaxed feel of the environment as a whole. Also, many of these spots offer plenty of activities, making it more appealing to those seeking outdoor adventures such as water and jet skiing. But not to worry, for those of us who seek more relaxed entertainment, there are plenty of opportunities for observing nature, swimming, boating and fishing.
Amongst the most popular of the lakes are a chain of seven lakes in the centre of the state, which have been formed by several dams on the Colorado River. These lakes are collectively known as the Texas Highland Lakes. Situated at the far west of this chain is the largest of the group, Lake Buchanan which measures 30 miles long and five miles wide.
Lake Buchanan may be the largest of the lakes, but Inks Lake is widely known as the most visually pleasing of the chain. Lake LBJ (named after President Lyndon B. Johnson) is a popular weekend destination spot for people who live in the cities of Houston, Dallas and Austin, Texas. Lake Marble Falls is also quite popular and rarely are the rental cabins not in use.
Lake Travis, while not the largest overall, is the largest in length coming in at a whopping 60 miles long. Among Lake Travis's amenities is a large golf community, located at Lago Vista and is appealing to those with a passion for the game.
The most sheltered of the group is Lake Austin. The reason Lake Austin is so sheltered is because of steep cliffs along the shoreline. Just downstream from Lake Austin is Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake). Lady Bird Lake is known as the most placid of the chain of lakes, where canoe enthusiasts gently negotiate its constant calm and avid hikers enjoy the peaceful trails.
The Texas Highland Lakes are not the only lakes of interest in that region. Lake Texoma is probably the most imposing of the lakes. The lake attracts about six million visitors each year and for good reason. Lake Texoma has about one thousand miles of shoreline, several marinas, some of the best fishing the country has to offer and two wildlife refuges as well as hunting options for various fowl including quail, duck and goose along with animals such as squirrel, rabbit and white-tail deer. It's obvious why the cabins around Lake Texoma are occupied all year long.
With so many options around the lakes in Texas, it's obvious why rental cabins are occupied all year long, making owning one of your own all that more valuable. Fortunately, many lake cabins in Texas can be customized to meet individual needs, which is why they are such a popular choice, and is a huge advantage for anyone who visits any of these lakes regularly. Obviously, cabins vary widely in both size and quality so it's important to shop around and make sure you know exactly what you are purchasing.