Lakes and Caves Marble Falls to Inks Lake

Marble Falls, Texas

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A 25-mile paved route to several Colorado River lakes and Longhorn Cavern. Special attractions: Inks Lake State Park, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Lake Marble Falls, hiking, boating, fishing, scenic views, wildflowers. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more. The drive starts in Marble Falls, a Hill Country town located on the north shore of Lake Marble Falls. The town and lake were named for a beautiful Colorado River waterfall that once cascaded down a 22-foot-high series of limestone ledges, worn and polished by the water until they looked like marble. Sadly, the falls were drowned under the waters of the lake when Max Starcke Dam was completed in 1951. A side road just across the US 281 bridge from Marble Falls leads to an overlook of the dam and the Colorado River in its narrow limestone canyon.

Lakes and Caves: Marble Falls to Inks Lake Professional Review and Guide

"A 25-mile paved route to several Colorado River lakes and Longhorn Cavern. Special attractions: Inks Lake State Park, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Lake Marble Falls, hiking, boating, fishing, scenic views, wildflowers. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

The drive starts in Marble Falls, a Hill Country town located on the north shore of Lake Marble Falls. The town and lake were named for a beautiful Colorado River waterfall that once cascaded down a 22-foot-high series of limestone ledges, worn and polished by the water until they looked like marble. Sadly, the falls were drowned under the waters of the lake when Max Starcke Dam was completed in 1951. A side road just across the US 281 bridge from Marble Falls leads to an overlook of the dam and the Colorado River in its narrow limestone canyon."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Marble Falls
Distance: 25
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Longhorn Cavern State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Lakes and Caves: Marble Falls to Inks Lake

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May 2018