FAQs

Is it safe to walk to the Observatory?

We strongly suggest driving to the Eagle Eye Observatory at night due to
the non-paved road and minimal lighting available. This helps ensure you
have the safest and best star-viewing experience.

Where can the eagles be seen?

American Bald Eagles nest nearby during the winter months, typically
October through March, or until it becomes too warm. Their enormous
nests can be seen on the edge of the property near the mouth of the
Colorado River and Lake Buchanan. Eagles may be spotted at various
times throughout the day, especially at Overlook Restaurant and lakeside
at the Park Store during the early morning hours.

Are golf carts available to rent?

The Guest Services staff are happy to assist you should you require
assistance to your room. However, the golf carts are not for public use and
are utilized by our operations staff. For your convenience, we have several
pull wagons parked outside Guest Services for your use.

Is the swimming pool heated and available to everyone?

The pool is heated naturally by the sun and is open year-round, even
during the winter months. The swimming pool is available to overnight
guests staying in guestrooms only. RV, camping guests, and day users may not use the pool due to size and regulations.

What if it rains?

There is a recreation room with a TV and games for your enjoyment.
Programs and movies are typically available should Mother Nature
dampen your plans. Dine in the restaurant, grab a snack and a drink and
bar food in the Eagles Nest Lounge or sit lakeside on the Park Store porch.
If you have the itch to “get out”, shopping and caving are nearby in Burnet
and Marble Falls, only a short drive from the property.

There is no TV in our room, what are my kids going to do?

If you must have a television in your room, we are not the resort for you.
We purposely exercise a distraction-free environment with a focus on
nature and education. We’re referred to as “Kid and Dog Heaven” for a
reason. There is a swimming pool, fishing, outdoor water activities, and
up to 14-miles of designated hiking trails for both children and adults. We
feature nature and interpretative programs for all ages to enjoy. Our
activities are listed on our website under “Experiences” and on the
Calendar.

Is it possible to walk to the Falls?

The Falls are on private property so you cannot walk to them. They are
accessible by boat only and it makes an enjoyable day activity for the
entire family. Contact Guest Services to book a ride on our Canyon Cruise.
During the winter eagles nest in that area.

Do you have horseback riding on our property?

Horseback riding is not permitted in the Nature Park because it would
disrupt the natural ecosystem. Horseback riding is available nearby at
Revellie Ranch.

May bikes be ridden on any of the trails? Are ATVs permitted on the property?

There are trails designated for bicycle use only. Motorized vehicles are not
allowed on trails except for emergencies and operations. From March 1 –
August 31, select trails may be limited to foot traffic only to protect the
ecosystem and endangered species of birds.

Is there a boat ramp at the resort?

There is no boat ramp on the property, however, only three miles from the
park on RR 2341 there is one located at Burnet County Park. Lake levels
vary and our boat dock may at times be inaccessible. When lake levels are
normal, our boat dock allows you to tie your boat up for short periods so
guests may enjoy our shopping, restaurant, or activities. There is no
overnight boat docking in the park.

Are there canoes & kayak rentals on the property?

We have single ad tandem kayaks available for rent daily from 9a-3p.
Reservations are made through Guest Services with pick-up lakeside at
the Park Store. Kayaks are rented only to overnight resort guests.

How far is it to the nearest town or city?

The quaint town of Burnet is 18 miles from the Canyon of the Eagles and
has many attractions of its own. You’ll find wineries, antique, craft,
jewelry, and home décor stores as well as restaurants, coffee shops, ice
cream stores, and a train robbery reenactment just east of the town
square.

When do wildflowers & bluebonnets bloom?

March through mid-May are the best months to enjoy the bluebonnets.
The Park is full of wildflowers and scenic beauty. Our Ranch Road 2341 is
referred to as “the most scenic highway in Texas.”

Where is it acceptable to fish & is a fishing license required?

You may fish from our dock, fish from a boat, or join a fishing excursion
led by a professional guide. Fishing licenses are required for all ages
designated by the Texas Park and Wildlife.

Do you rent jet skis or pontoon boats?

Not at this time. Nearby Thunderbird Lodge has boat rentals. Please
inquire at Guest Services for rental locations.