The bluebonnets start blooming in early to mid March. They will most likely be in peak bloom in late March/ early April. In fact, Burnet holds its Bluebonnet Festival the second weekend of April each year to celebrate the bluebonnets. By mid-April, most of the bluebonnets have disappeared.
Where to See the Bluebonnets
Within the city of Burnet, the best places to view the bluebonnets are Haley Nelson Park (US Hwy 29 West), Burnet Municipal Airport (US Hwy 281 South), and Wallace Riddell Park (US Hwy 29 East). All three places are free and open to the public during daylight hours.
Just outside the city, Canyon of the Eagles has walking trails that are perfect for viewing wildflowers. Canyon of the Eagles also has a restaurant and places to stay. Inks Lake State Park is another popular location to view the bluebonnets and other wildflowers. As a state park, there is a nominal entry fee per person (about $7 per adult). The park fills up on weekends so be sure to reserve your pass ahead of time! Park Road 4 which leads to Inks Lake State Park is a beautiful drive with bluebonnets often lining the road.
Click here to view a map of a great route in the Hill Country for bluebonnet viewing