In the Highland Lakes of Central Texas
Lake LBJ, named after President Lyndon B. Johnson, is part of the Highland Lakes chain of seven lakes starting in Austin and going northwest for over 85 miles. Lake LBJ starts near Horseshoe Bay, 50 miles from Austin, and goes all of the way to Kingsland. Lake LBJ is normally a constant level lake and is just over 21 miles long with a maximum width of 10,800 feet. Lake LBJ is perfect for sailing, boating and all water related activities.
Lake LBJ was originally known as Lake Granite Shoals when it was formed in 1950. The lake is a result of the Granite Shoals Dam (now called the Wirtz Dam), which is managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority. In 1964, the lake was renamed Lake Lydon B. Johnson in honor of the U.S. Senator for Texas who went on to become a U.S. President. President Johnson and his wife even had a home on the lake that they enjoyed during his presidency and after.
Some of the most popular Lake LBJ locations include:
- The Nightengale Archaeological Center at Kingsland.
- One Lake LBJ attraction you don't want to miss is Longhorn Cavern State Park.
- The Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort event in April offers visitors a chance to take a hot-air balloon ride.
- Kids love the Water Park at the Lake LBJ Yacht Club and Marina.
- The three Trent Jones, Sr. designed golf courses in Horseshoe Bay.
Horseshoe Bay, TX
Whether you're looking for a jet ski, fishing boat, a boat for water skiing or tubing, or a pontoon boat that will hold 10 people, Lake LBJ Yacht Club & Marina has it all. They also have boat slip rentals, cabins, and a restaurant. Check them out!
Lake LBJ - Kingsland, TX
This vacation lake house has it all! Great water, boat dock with electric lift, waterfront deck, large covered porch facing the lake, game room, foosball, air hockey, fireplace, BBQ, 2 fire pits, and more. 2, 849 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sleeps 14 in beds.
Lake LBJ - Kingsland, TX
Eight cabins at this lakeside resort await you. Located in Kingsland, Texas within walking distance of downtown. Covered boat docks for your boat, an all-weather fishing house, bait sales and more.
Colorado arm of Lake LBJ
Can't send the kids to summer camp? Have your own camp at Moonlight on the Colorado. Also available for discounted monthly rates. Waterfront lake house with great water on Lake LBJ in Kingsland, Texas with boat dock, fishing pier, covered porch facing the lake, and more. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths can sleep up to 10 people. Minimum rental of one month.
Planning on bringing your pets to the Highland Lakes?
Warning about harmful Algae.
A harmful algae bloom occurs when cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, produce toxins that can harm people and pets if they drink the lake water
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