In the Highland Lakes of Central Texas
Jet-Skiing on Lake LBJ
This Lake LBJ Visitors & Tourist Guide has tons of information on
resorts with cabins and RV spaces, lake rental houses, boat rentals, fishing
guides, real estate for sale, hundreds of Lake LBJ pictures, information on the
towns around Lake LBJ, upcoming events on or near Lake LBJ, info and photos of the wildlife, birds
and wildflowers, Winter Texan lodging and info, climate information, weather information,
marinas, civic groups and churches, maps of the area, and lots of tourist information
about Lake LBJ in central Texas.
Note: If you don't see a frame on the left of this web
page showing 40 different categories of information that you can click on, click here to bring up the full website.
Swimming is great on Lake LBJ
Lake LBJ, named after the 36th USA President Lyndon B. Johnson (1961-1969),
is part of the Highland Lakes chain of six lakes starting in Austin and going northwest
for over 85 miles. Lake LBJ starts at Kingsland and goes all of the way to Horseshoe
Bay, 45 miles northwest of Austin. The Highland Lakes consist of Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble
Falls, Lake Travis and Lake Austin. A seventh lake, which is not considered a part
of the Highland Lakes chain, is Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) in Austin.
2900 Bridge over the Llano Arm of Lake LBJ in Kingsland, Texas
Lake LBJ is one of the largest constant
level lakes in the United States, and is just over 21 miles long with a maximum width of
10,800 feet. Lake LBJ is perfect for sailing, boating, waterskiing, jetskiing, and
all water related activities. Lake LBJ is one of the most popular lakes in Texas.
Boating is very popular on Lake LBJ
Boating on Lake LBJ:
Lake LBJ is very popular for boating because of the
normally constant level water. People living along the lake have permanent boat
docks that do not have to rise and fall with lake levels like on most other lakes. A
lot of the lake rental houses have boat docks and some of the resorts have boat docks for
docking your boats. There are also marinas for docking your boats.
Jet-Skiing is great on Lake LBJ
Waterskiing and Jet-skiing on Lake LBJ:
Lake LBJ allows jet-skiing and waterskiing on the
lake. A lot of lakes do not allow jet-skiing but it is not banned on Lake LBJ.
Some of the lake house rentals have jet-ski ramps or lifts.
Boat and Jet-ski Rentals on Lake LBJ:
Lake LBJ Yacht Club and Marina has boats and jet-skis for
rent near Horseshoe Bay.
Relaxing by Lake LBJ
Tourists from all over Texas and the
U.S. take advantage of this big beautiful lake. Many people in Austin, Houston,
San Antonio, Dallas and west Texas own weekend lake homes on Lake LBJ. Many of these
people also retire in the area around Lake LBJ.
The shores of Lake LBJ are dotted with nice homes
with boat houses and automatic boat lifts. There are several communities along Lake
LBJ. In Llano County you will find Kingsland, Sunrise Beach, Deer Haven, Blue
Lake and Horseshoe Bay.
In Burnet County you will find Highland Haven and Granite Shoals. The Burnet
County and Llano County borders are down the middle of Lake LBJ with most of the tourists
coming to Llano County. Llano County is on the west and south sides of the lake with
Burnet County on the north and east sides of Lake LBJ. Lake LBJ is a great
retirement area as well as a recreational area. This area has been rated in the top
three areas of the U.S. for retirement.
Lake LBJ is a great place to rent lake rental
houses, cabins, or condos near the water. All are open year round. RV Parks
located on the waterfront of Lake LBJ in Kingsland, allow you to enjoy watching all of the
boating activity on the lake. The sunsets and sunrises are absolutely beautiful over
the lake. The lake rental homes along Lake LBJ are popular with people who
want family reunions or gatherings of friends at the lake.
Community Parks on Lake LBJ:
There are several waterfront community parks for the
public to use in Granite Shoals. You can fish from the parks, some have boat
launches for your boat, some have picnic tables and children's swings and one has a nice
Boat Launch and Boat Docks at the Kingsland Community Park on
The Pavilion and Picnic Tables at the Kingsland Community Park
The waterfront Kingsland Community Park
is open to the public. It has a boat launch, fishing/swimming piers where that you
can tie up boats and jet skis, a covered pavilion for covered picnics and parties, picnic
tables, a place to park your vehicles and boat trailers, and a community center that can
be rented for events.
The park is a nice, large, shaded park
that can accommodate many people. Kingsland Community Park is located at the end
of Williams Street in Kingsland at the waterfront on Lake LBJ.
Dining near Lake LBJ:
Kingsland has several restaurants near Lake LBJ.
In Kingsland you will find regular "home-cooked" style restaurants,
Mexican restaurants, Gatti's Pizza, Light House Country Club, Sonic Drive-In, Dairy Queen, Subway, Sweet Things Bakery and Restaurant, and more.
Horseshoe Bay has Moe's Cafe, Granite Beach Grill,
the Marriott Conference Center Restaurant, Pizza Mia, and a Subway. A lot of people
from Horseshoe Bay drive to Marble Falls to dine, only 6 miles away, because of the number
and wide variety of restaurants there.
Granite Shoals has a the "famous" Farmhouse
Restaurant and a couple of other restaurants and a Mexican restaurant.
Kids love the Water Park at the
Yacht Club and Marina
Wildlife and Birds at Lake LBJ:
Texas has over 4 million deer and a lot
of them live in Llano County. You can see deer roaming neighborhoods of Horseshoe
Bay and Oakridge Estates. Ringtails and raccoons are nocturnal but you can
occassionally see them in the area. Opossums are also around during the night.
Three kinds of foxes have been seen in the area. Click here for more information on the area
wildlife around Lake LBJ.
Birdwatching - Several kinds of birds
are native to the area and others fly through the area while migrating. Bird
Watchers have counted over 105 species of birds in the area during the winter. Click here for more information about area
birds around Lake LBJ.
Wildflowers near Lake LBJ:
During April and May of each year
tourists come on tour busses from miles around to see the wildflowers near Lake LBJ.
Usually in the middle of March the Bluebonnets start to bloom and you can see thousands of
Bluebonnets along the highways, and some years there are beautiful fields of
Bluebonnets. Shortly after the Bluebonnets arrive, the Texas Paintbrush, also called
Indian Paintbrush, start blooming in their beautiful red-orange color. The the
beautiful red and black Indian Blanket floweres start to bloom. During all of this
the yellow flowers start to bloom, then white flowers start. What a sight to see!
To see photos of 48 types of flowers - Click Here.
Our Story at Lake LBJ.....
I am Hal Baumbach.
My wife, Carol and I moved to Lake LBJ from San Diego in 1988 and have lived at
three different locations around Lake LBJ for over 27 years. We moved to the area to
be near Carol's father, who was getting older, and to get away from the rat race and
traffic of the big city. What a wonderful change of lifestyle it has been for us!
We have lived at our
current home for over 14 years, about 150 yards from Lake LBJ in Kingsland, Texas. We
have a little less than an acre with a nice woods in our back yard. We have dozens
of trees and lots of shade. Deer, a fox, squirrels and raccoons occassional can be
seen in the woods in our back yard. A lot of different kinds of birds come to our
We have had 3 boats over
the past 27 years, 2 pontoon boats and a tri-hull boat. Lake LBJ is a great boating
I had spent over 13
years in advertising in California and in 1996 I recognized that the Internet would be a
perfect media for telling people about the Highland Lakes in Central Texas. My wife
and I had been living in the area for 8 years at that time. Most of the resorts in
the area were just barely surviving back then, so I started the Highland Lakes Web Page
and web pages for Lake LBJ, Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake and Lake Marble Falls in August of
1996 to help out the resorts. Not many people had Internet access in 1996 but enough
people saw our web pages and business greatly improved for the resorts.
We enjoy out life at
Lake LBJ and plan to spend the rest of our lives here. We love the slower pace, the
friendly people, and the activity around the lake.
Our son, his wife and our 3
granddaughters live in Central Texas too.
The lake is perfect weekend getaways
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Planning on bringing your boat to the
Highland Lakes? Clean, Drain and Dry your boat
to prevent the spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species.
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a frame at the left -
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about Lake LBJ.
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