Kingsland, Texas
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Boating on Lake LBJ in Kingsland, Texas

Looking for a Nice Town on a
Fantastic Lake?  You have found it!

With the Llano and Colorado rivers and Lake LBJ at Kingsland, there is a lot of boating, water skiing, jset skiing, swimming and fishing.   Lake LBJ is one of the largest normally constant level lakes in the United States.  Lake LBJ is a pretty lake about 5 miles wide at the widest point and 21 miles long.  From Kingsland you can boat a couple miles up the Llano River, 4 miles up the Colorado River, and boat down Lake LBJ all the way to Horseshoe Bay, over 20 miles away. 

Boating in Kingsland

Kingsland is a popular tourist, recreation and retirement town in Central Texas about 60 miles northwest of Austin, 90 miles north of San Antonio, and 200 miles south of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  RM 1431 runs through Kingsland 13 miles west of Marble Falls.

Parks in Kingsland

The Slab beach in Kingsland Kingsland Slab
The Popular Slab in Kingsland

"The Slab" is a favorite with both local residents and tourists.   It is a wide, shallow area of the Llano River just upstream at the edge of Kingsland.  There is plenty of sand for sunbathing, picnics, games, etc.  The shallow water is perfect for wading.  Children love wading at the Slab and finding seashells.

Lions Club Park in Kingsland, Texas 
The Kingsland Community Park

The Kingsland Community Park is open to visitors to the area as well as local residents.  It has fishing piers with three boat docks.  There is also a launch for boats and jet skis.  Wading, fishing and swimming are popular at the park   It is at a great location on Lake LBJ. 

There is a pavillion and picnic tables at the park and plenty of parking area.

The Kingsland Community Park  is where Williams Street ends at Lake LBJ. There are signs directing people to the park from RM 1431.

Swimming in the Llano River
Swimming at a Neighborhood Park

Tourist Lodging in Kingsland:

Cabins For Rent on Lake LBJ:

There are waterfront resorts in Kingsland that have cabins for rent and RV spaces.  Longhorn Resort, Valentine Resort, Llanorado Lodge, El Rio Cottages, and Little Lodge on the Lake offer cabins for rent and RV spaces.

Lake Houses For Rent in Kingsland on Lake LBJ:

You will find several waterfront lake rental houses under lodging on this website.  These lake houses are perfect for family reunions, company meetings, and other gatherings with friends and relatives.  Some of them have boat docks and jet ski ramps that you can use.  The vacation lake rental houses are great for boating, fishing, swimming and wading.  Some even have sandy beaches.  They are also popular for Winter Texans who spend the winter in our mild climate.

 

Restaurants in Kingsland:

Kingsland has two restaurants that offer good old home-style cooking, 2 Mexican restaurants, a BBQ restaurant, a Dairy Queen, Sonic Drive-In, a Gatti's Pizza Parlor, Subway, and chicken dinners at Buddies gas station.

For picking up snacks and other food, there is an HEB grocery store, a Dollar General, a Family Dollar, and 3 convenience stores at gas stations.

 

Boat and Jet Ski Rentals in Kingsland:

If you want to use a boat but do not have one, you can rent one in Kingsland at the El Rio Boat Rentals.

Fishing from the dock
Fishing from the Waterfront Deck

The photo above shows the typical lifestyle at the homes along the waterfont in Kingsland, Texas.  Relaxing in the sun, having interesting conversations with friends and family while fishing off the deck.  Life is good in Kingsland!

boatlift in Kingsland

Because of the normally constant level in the lake and rivers in Kingsland, the waterfromt homes almost all have automatic boat lifts on the lake.  There are a lot of very nice homes along the waterfront and you can boat or jet ski  down Lake LBJ to Highland Haven, Granite Shoals, Sunrise Beach, Blue Lake Estates and Horseshoe Bay enjoying looking at the homes and scenery.  

During the winter, occassionally you may see a Bald Eagle soaring along the lake ready to dive down to catch a fish. 

Kingsland has great sunsets over Lake LBJ and the two rivers.

Fishing on Lke LBJ
Fishing on Lake LBJ

Kingsland has a mixture of tourism and retirement.  Many people from Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas own weekend homes in the Highland Lakes area and come out to boat and fish when they can get the time.  Many of these people retire in the area.  Quite a few people from up north also retire in the Kingsland area to get away from the cold winters.  Llano County, where Kingsland in located,  is listed as one of the top three retirement areas in the U.S.

Golfing in Kingsland

Golf Courses In Kingsland:

There are two golf courses in Kingsland: The Legends on Lake LBJ and the Lighthouse Country Club (formerly Packsaddle Country Club).  The Legends on Lake LBJ is an 18 hole semi-private golf course build in 2003.  The course is located off of Hwy 2342 on the southeast side of Lake LBJ.  The Lighthouse Country Club in Kingsland is open to the general public.  It is located just off River Oaks Drive in Kingsland. 

Ron & Marilyn in Bluebonnets
Bluebonnets

Wildflowers in Kingsland:

The photo above is a very common scene in the Kingsland area in April of each year.  People come from miles around to take pictures of their loved ones posing in the fields of beautiful bluebonnets.  Special tour buses even bring in tourists to photograph the flowers.

Until you have actually seen the fields of Bluebonnets in March, April and May around Kingsland, you can not imagine how beautiful they are.  No description or photo can do them justice.  In addition to the Bluebonnets every spring, there are also Texas Paintbrush, Indian Blanket, and several other flowers that literally cover the fields of the Highland Lakes.  It is truly a paradise every spring.  For photos of over 45 different wildflowers in the Kingsland area - Click Here

Wildflower Photo This photo shows an assortment of 8 types of wildflowers that blanket the fields around Kingsland in April.

 Whether you live 50 miles or 2,000 miles from Kingsland, it will be worth the trip to come see the fields of wildflowers each April.  The flowers start in mid March and last into June, but April is the best month to see them.

.
rock layers When you drive over Lookout Point in Kingsland, quite often you will see a group of students studying the rock formations on a cliff at the side of the road. 

The rock formations go back millions of years and teachers bring their students to Kingsland to study them.

Wildlife and Birds in Kingsland:

There are deer in the area and some come into the yards of some of the homes at night on the way to the lake and rivers to get water.  Also raccoons come to some of the bird baths and feeders of some of the homes at night.  An occassional fox can be seen in the area.  For more on the wildlife - Click Here

A lot of the birds spend year-round in the Kingsland area and others migratge through the area.  Birds that spend year round include: cardinals, gulls, wrens, chickadees, sparrows, hawks, painted buntings, titmouse, finches, doves, woodpeckers, roadrunners, owls, mockingbirds,  and more.  For more on the birds in the area - Click Here

 

Kingsland Statistics and Demographics:

Kingsland is an unincorporated town spread out over a 9 square mile area along the Llano River, Lake LBJ and the Colorado river on the south and east.  There are a little over 2,800 homes in Kingsland with only about 311 homes per square mile.  About 22% of the homes are renter occupied and 78% are owner occupied.   The prices of the homes can run anywhere from $100,000 to over $1 millon with the median priced detached house being about $142,240 in 2011. 

Kingsland has a population of a little over 6,000 people with an average age of 48.4 year old.  The median income per household in Kingsland was $33,565 in 2011.  The population of Kingsland is approximately 86.9% White, 10.1% Hispanic, 1.0% Black, and 2% other races.

The above statistics are from www.city-data.com/city/Kingsland-Texas.html.

 

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