Lake LBJ Travel Tips
Come to Lake LBJ Vacation Rentals Near Austin, Texas
Named in honor of President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lake LBJ is one of six lakes forming an 85-mile-long chain heading northwest from Austin. To arrive here, the nearest airport is found at Austin and the area is well serviced by major interstate and state highways. It is an ideal vacation area with good year-round weather, ideal for water-based activities. From Lake LBJ lodging, there is a wide variety of areas to explore. Forming the 85-mile chain are Lake Austin, Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake Travis and Lake Marble Falls.
85 Miles of Fun and Sun
Lake LBJ vacation houses here are ideally placed for those who enjoy simple pleasures, such as getting out of bed and heading out for a swim before breakfast on your own private deck. Due to its constant level, the lake is perfect for swimming, boating, jet skiing, waterskiing, or fishing. The lake is connected to the Colorado and Llano rivers at Kingsland and visitors here may enjoy kayaking up the river for several miles. Close to Kingsland is an area known as "the slab," with a sandy beach for shelling, shallow water for padding, and a play and picnic area, making it is perfect for a family outing. There is also a launch area for boats and three docks, making it an ideal starting point for exploring the river.
The town itself also has great shopping and good family-friendly restaurants. Kingsland is also a great place for golfers, with two good courses--the semi-private Legends on the Lake LBJ and Packsaddle Country Club. Visitors here may like to explore the interesting ancient rock formations. Granite Shoals has excellent access to the late and is a popular for waterskiing, jet skiing and boating because of its excellent launch facility. It is also a great area for swimming and fishing. The exceptional scenery around Sunrise Beach makes this an attractive area that is very popular with boating enthusiasts. Visitors to Horseshoe Bay will find it a great area with lots of fun for everyone. There are three great golf courses and a Yacht Club with one of the biggest marinas in the state. It has a laid-back atmosphere and stunning views.
Visit Longhorn Cavern and Hunt for Fossils or Ghosts!
Lake LBJ vacation rentals are not all about the lake! Close to the area is Longhorn Cavern State Park. This is where visitors will find Longhorn Cavern, where thousands of years of river water have created a spectacular natural wonder. Here, visitors may be lucky enough to find a fossil of Ice Age mammals that once lived in the cavern or relics from its first human inhabitants, the Comanche Indians. During the Civil War, the cavern was used by the confederates to manufacture gunpowder. Local legend has it that the famous Texas outlaw, Sam Bass, also used this place as a hideout! Be warned, the cavern is said to be haunted! So much so, that brave visitors may choose to accompany one of the ghost hunts held here.
There is also the Canyon of the Eagles resort with over 14 miles of nature trails and outdoor activities. This is a great opportunity for a more leisurely activity, such as taking a river cruise.
Stunning Homes Await at Lake LBJ
Lake LBJ vacation houses are located around the 21-mile-long shorefront, in communities such as Burnet, Granite Shoals, Horseshoe Bay, Kingsland and Sunrise Beach. There are a wide variety of properties, with facilities such as lake views, decks, boat docks, jet ski ramps and lifts. Some homes have pool tables, BBQs, cable and satellite TV, fully equipped kitchens, and air conditioning. Some are luxurious log cabins or Spanish-style homes. All are wonderful individual properties. Whatever your preference, there is a perfect place just waiting. Many welcome pets as well as children.