Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park

PetsCanyon of the Eagles is located just 10 minutes from Rainbow Hearth a Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfast Spa Retreat.

Our guests can stay in our luxurious suites, and visit Canyon of the Eagles to enjoy the observatory, rent kayaks, or do many other outdoor activities.

Many people ask us "what to do" around Rainbow Hearth. The answer depends on you.

Rainbow Hearth is a place for people to come de-stress and reconnect with each other, with nature, and with their own spirit. For many, the thing "to do" while at Rainbow Hearth is a whole lot of nothing! In other words, relax! It can take a day or two just to let go and sink into a comfortable reality that doesn't include buzzing alarm clocks, TV, appointments and activities.

We get wrapped up in our busy lives and accustomed to being busy and active around the clock - we forget what real relaxation can feel like! Enjoy your visit by sleeping in, taking naps, reading a good book (you can always borrow one of our books from our library), getting a therapeutic bodywork session, enjoying the scenery while sipping a cup of tea or just taking pleasure in the peaceful, beautiful surroundings.

Sometimes a nice hike, kayak adventure or other nature outing can be invigorating additions to our guests' stay. And since we are a pet friendly bed and breakfast on Lake Buchanan, you can take your pets to Canyon of Eagles for some extra play time.

Recreational Activities at the Canyon of the Eagles

Canyon of the Eagles is a place designed for enjoying nature. Most of the 940 acres of Canyon of the Eagles Park have been set aside as a nature preserve for wildlife, including endangered Bald Eagles, Black-capped Vireos and Golden-cheeked Warblers.

Whether you're relaxing by the beach, hiking more than 14 miles of trails, visiting the Night Sky Observatory or attending an interpretive program, there's plenty to enjoy:

  • 14 miles of nature trails
  • 5-miles private beach and fishing pier
  • Canoe, kayak, and paddleboard rentals
  • Eagle-Eye Observatory is open [weather permitting] from sunset to 10-11 pm. Sponsored by Austin Astronomical Society. The Observatory has a 12" and a 16" telescope available to the public Tuesday thru Saturday. The Society also hosts Star Parties, open to the public, where large groups of star enthusiasts get together and enjoy the very dark and brilliant skies. Schedules and upcoming events can be found at
  • Interpretive programs feature local naturalists presenting hands-on talks, including American Indian Relics, Shake Rattle & Coil, Owl Prowl and guided nature hikes
  • The Canyon of the Eagles Restaurant is open every day to the public as well as park guests for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Reservations recommended for dinner.
  • Primitive campsites [no water or electricity] for $10/site/day plus Park entry fee of $4/person/day
  • Chimney Slough improved campsites are $12/day/site + entrance fee, with water and port-a-potties
  • Full hook-up RV sites also available for $20/night + entrance fee
(800) 977-0081

Other Activities Located at Canyon of the Eagles

Vanishing Texas River Cruise

Reservations are a must!
(512) 756-6986

Scenic Wilderness Cruise

View the awesome beauty of the Colorado River Canyon. Enjoy waterfalls, towering cliffs, abundant wildlife and the many scenic vistas along the river banks.
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Sunset Cruise

Treat your self to a relaxing evening aboard our famous cruise boat. Your evening cruise is often supplemented by entertainment from one of a number of musical artists. Enjoy visiting a local hill country vineyard for wine tasting and a tour of the vineyard in addition to a scenic cruise of the Colorado River Canyon.
(512) 756-6986

Kayak Rental

One-Person Boat and Tandem Boats. Reservations and inquiries visit
(512) 756-6986

Buchanan Adventure Tours

Located at Canyon of the Eagles Park
Kayak Trips and Rentals. They provide solo & tandem kayaks, 3-person canoes, paddle boards and more.

Favorite Destinations:

  • Fall Creek Waterfalls (4-6 hrs)
  • Fall Creek Vineyards (4 hrs)
  • Garrett Island (4 hrs)
  • Within Park Boundaries (2-4 hrs)
(512) 756-4700