Sip your coffee on the porch of a Lake LBJ rental and gear up for a day out on the water. This lake’s peaceful surroundings and good vibes make it a favorite among central Texans. Hike a rocky granite trail, visit the lighthouse, or practice your wakeboarding skills, knowing you’ll be relaxing at one of our lakeside rentals at the end of the day.
Places to Explore Near Lake LBJ
Lake Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ for short) is one of six Texas lakes formed by dams along the Colorado river, including nearby Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake. It’s surrounded by several laid-back towns, including Kingsland, Marble Falls, and Horseshoe Bay. A Lake LBJ cabin or lakehouse in one of these towns is your ideal home base for water activities and lakeside relaxation. This lake is a favorite among Austin residents, since it’s less than 60 miles from downtown Austin - an easy day trip.
Things to do at Lake LBJ
It’s all about the aquatic life on Lake LBJ. Zoom across the waves on a jet ski, take the family out on a motor boat, try your hand at water skiing, or cool down at your favorite swimming hole. If you don’t own a boat, simply rent one from a local rental company like Splash in Kingsland. After a long day in the sunshine, grill out at your cabin rental or explore the local dining options (Texas Hill Country barbecue is not to be missed).
Locals love bringing a beach chair and a cold drink down to “the Slab,” a low-water Llano River crossing in Kingsland that’s a safe swimming spot for kids. Horseshoe Bay Lighthouse is one of the lake’s landmarks, and it happens to make a great background for a family photo.
Lake LBJ charms visitors with its slow, sunny afternoons and abundance of water activities. Save your spot at a vacation rental here, and be forewarned that you may not ever want to leave.