Although the falls for which the city is named for are hidden by Lake Marble Falls, this city still has a link to its marble heritage thanks to Quarry Mountain. This quarry provided the granite used in the construction of the Texas State Capitol building and continues to be a source of granite today.
Dog-friendly attractions in Marble Falls
Lakeside Park. Every August, this park is packed for the Lakefest Drag Boat Races , one of the largest drag boat races in the nation, but the rest of the year it’s a relaxing place for you to enjoy a dog walk or a picnic with your pooch. Info: 307 Buena Vista. (830) 693-1769; www.marblefalls.org. Free.
Shaffer Bend Recreation Area. One of the largest parks on Lake Travis and one of the top LCRA parks, Shaffer welcomes dog lovers looking for an undeveloped site that offers good lake views, plenty of wildlife, and various kinds of vegetation. The 523-acre park has no potable water so bring some for you and your dog. A mile-long swimming area offers a chance to cool off after hiking. Info: 9 miles east of Marble Fallas at 706 County Rd. 343A; (512) 473-3366; www.lcra.org. Fee.
*DogTipper Choice Pottery Ranch. Located halfway between Burnet and Marble Falls, this Texas-sized store welcomes you and your dog to shop for everything from pottery to patio furniture, Texana to teak. Info: 6000 US 281 N. at Rodeo Town, Marble Falls; (830) 693-0100; www.hillcountryteak.com.
Dog-friendly Marble Falls Accommodations
Paseo Vacation Apartments at the Horseshoe Bay Resort . Horseshoe Bay, located on Lake LBJ, is one of the premier resorts in Central Texas. Especially known for its golf, the resort also features a spa, gardens, a yacht club and more. Dogs are welcome in these apartments with a $75 non-refundable cleaning fee. Info: 200 Hi Circle North off FM 2147, southwest of Marble Falls. 877-611-0112; hsbresort.com.
Sniff Out More Information
Marble Falls Chamber Visitors Center; 830-693-4449 or (877) MF-TEXAS; www.marblefalls.org.
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