Our Granite Shoals vacation rentals will make your next Texas Hill Country getaway a little extra special. With a small population and several different places to access the waters of Lake LBJ, a lakefront retreat is just around the corner!
Where is Granite Shoals, Texas?
Granite Shoals, Texas sits on the bend of Lake LBJ, just eight miles from the town of Marble Falls to the west and Kingsland to the north. Lovers of the big, bold feel of the city are just 44 miles or so from Austin.
This small town of about 5,000 residents is a quiet community made up primarily of second homes, and promotes a lakefront lifestyle with plenty of lakeside cottages, condos, and resort-style accommodations.
Granite Shoals: "The City of Parks"
Granite Shoals is known in Texas Hill Country as "The City of Parks" due to its 19 parks and green spaces surrounding the town.
The Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is a favorite area for hiking, primitive camping and back packing, and bird watching. The highlight is the pink granite dome - once a sacred ground of the native peoples, now a favorite rock climbing location (please check with the state park rangers for details). The views of the landscape and the stars are absolutely the best!
Combine a bit of history, a bit of Wild West, and a whole lot of nature at the LBJ State Park & Historical Site. LBJ State Park offers excellent picnic areas and natural trails that take you through botanical exhibitions (the park is famous in Texas Hill Country for its spring wildflower displays), and past enclosures of wildlife exhibits like living Texas Longhorns and American Bison. History buffs will like the engaging exhibits at the Visitors Center.
Lake LBJ Near Granite Shoals
About 15 of Granite Shoals' parks offer direct access to Lake LBJ, and eight of these have boat launch sites, including LBJ State Park.
Lake LBJ calls to fishermen - bass being the most common catch in these parts - windsurfers, jet skiers, or boaters. Don't have your own water craft? There's plenty of opportunity to rent one!
Things to Do in Granite Shoals, TX
Get a literal taste of the local heritage at the Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead, a living historical farm located on the LBJ State Park grounds. Interpreters reenact the day-to-day activities of a Texas-German farm family, from feeding the livestock and churning butter to plowing fields and canning fresh produce.
Granite Shoals is also on the Texas Wine Trail - book a tour guide for a safe, informative trip to several local wineries in the area, so everyone can join in the fun!
These Texas vacation rentals next to Lake LBJ are a great way to beat the heat and experience a Texas surrounded by rolling hills and clear, sparkling waters - a book a stay in this lakefront oasis today!
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