Kingsland, Texas – The Official Visitor’s Guide

Kingsland is a small, peaceful town located along Lake LBJ. Year round activities like golfing and fishing as well as summer activities of swimming and boating make Kingsland the perfect spot for a getaway vacation to escape the bigger cities in Texas. During the Springtime, Kingsland is a favorite spot for Hill Country visitors to see fields of Bluebonnets and other wildflowers.

Even though Lake LBJ gets most of the attention from Kingsland visitors, boaters can travel several miles north on the Colorado river and several miles south of Lake LBJ, all the way to Horseshoe Bay. This allows for plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their favorite activities without the over-crowded feeling that comes from more densely populated lakes.

Below you will find everything you need to make the most of your trip to Kingsland, Texas. For visitors with GPS devices, Kingsland’s coordinates are 30.65824;-98.440585

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A Brief Look at Kingsland’s’ History


Kingsland was originally a small town called Kingsville after one of the founders, Martin D. King. At that time, in the 1880’s the town had a cotton gin as well as a small center for trading of goods. Once the Austin and Northwestern Railroad was expanded to Llano through Kingsville, the town saw a growth spurt. In the 1960’s the town saw another growth period as a place for retirees as well as businesses that could thrive off of the tourist industry from the newly built Wirtz Dam and Lake LBJ. By that time, the name had been changed to Kingsland. Today, Kingsland’s population is estimated at somewhere over 4,500.

Kingsland Lodging and Accommodations


Check out our printable guide to hotels in the Highland Lakes (PDF)

 

The below listed accommodations are in the area of Kingsland located in Burnet County. These excellent accommodations provide easy access to Lake LBJ and the Colorado River. For additional places to stay in the area, see our visitor’s guide for Lake LBJ lodging.


Lake LBJ Motel

Lake LBJ Motel
13813 W FM 1431, Kingsland, Texas 78639
Phone: 325-388-4571
Email: kanmartin@yahoo.com

 

Basic motel rooms


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Chevy Cove Lake House on Lake LBJ

202 Oaks St., Kingsland, Texas 78639
Phone: 210 843 8014
E-mail:%20alexnero109@hotmail.com

 

Lakefront 3/2 vacation home on large lot on Lake LBJ.


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Shady Grove

712 Circle Dr. Kingsland, Tx 78639
Phone: 830-693-8564
Email: frontdeskrentals@gmail.com

 

4/3, sleeps 18 in beds. Located on Chevy Cove, first lot just off open water.


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Little Lodge on the Lake

336 Campa Pajama, Kingsland, Texas 78639
Phone: 325-388-4757
Email: littlelodge@verizon.net

 

On Lake LBJ, cabins include kitchenette, grills, boat launch, fishing pier, large shade trees & great swimming area.


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Paradise Landing

716 CR 136 A, Kingsland, Tx 78639
Phone: 830-693-8564
Email:frontdeskrentals@gmail.com

 

3/2, sleeps 10 in beds, pet friendly.


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The Villas at Legends on LBJ

105 Range Way Circle, Kingsland, Texas 78639

Phone: 325-388-8888

 

1/1 condos near Lake LBJ, to 18 hole, semi-private Tom Kite designed golf course.


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Sweet Retreat

124 Granite Kingsland, TX
Phone: 512-535-6594
Email- info@texasvacationlodging.net

This great 3 bedroom 2 bath home sleeps 12.


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El Rio Cottages on Lake LBJ

14757 FM 1431, Kingsland, Texas 78639
Phone: 325-388-3783
E-mail: hersandhisinvest@nctv.com

 

Launch/boat dock,boat & Sea-Doo rentals. Cabins sleep 4.


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Sunset Cottage on Lake LBJ

(512)535-6594
Email: www.texasvacationlodging.com/sunsetcottage/

 

On water near the meeting of the Colorado and Llano Rivers, the Sunset Cottage is the perfect guest house for an unforgettable get away.


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Kingsland Boat Rental


Lake LBJ offers a few places to rent boats. It is important to make reservations before your trip to Kingsland to ensure a boat is available when you arrive.

Visit the LCRA web site for current water levels on Lake LBJ.


El Rio Rentals
325-388-3783
14757 FM 1431, Kingsland, Texas 78639
E-mail: hersandhisinvestments@281.com
Pontoon, Sea Doo, Ski boat rentals along with ship/convenience store and boat gas sales. Also rent cottages in a beautiful park on Lake LBJ.
www.texasvacationlodging.com


Riverbend Marina
830-598-7668
509 Mountain Drive
Granite Shoals, Texas
       
LBJ Yacht Club Marina & Water Park
830-693-9172
200 S. Wirtz Dam
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Full-service marina with slips, launcher, rentals, ship store and golfcart service. Cabins and waterpark also on site.
www.lakelbjmarina.com


Kingsland Fishing


The Texas Parks and Wildlife web site provides some tips and tactics for fishing on Lake LBJ.

If you'd prefer to have a guided service take you fishing, you can hire a guided service to show you the best fishing spots and techniques.  

John Gilbert Fishing Guide Service
512-913-2757
Fishing with John Gilbert is a truly unique & fun experience. John catches fish 90% of the time and he's easy-going so you're going to have a great day. FISH, FISH, FISH & more FISH is what it's all about - see our pictures for the proof!
www.johngilbertfishingguide.com


Kingsland Parks


There are several parks to enjoy around Kingsland. Some of these parks offer beautiful hiking trails so make sure you dress appropriately and bring water.


Adam Johnson/Lakeside Park, Marble Falls
830-693-3615
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Operated by the City of Marble Falls. Two adjacent parks with many shade trees, picnic tables, playscape, outdoor stage, and covered outdoor restrooms.


Enchanted Rock State Park
325-247-3903
FM 1965, Llano, Texas
1643 acres on Big Sandy Creek, approximately 45 minutes SE of Burnet County, between Gillespie/Llano Counties. Primitive backpacking, hiking, picnicking, geological study, birding, & star gazing. Park resources are protected by law. Rock climbers must check in at headquarters before climbing the 425' granite dome revered by Native Americans as sacred ground.
Map
Texas State Parks/Enchanted Rock Park website


Falls Creek Park
Location: Main Street at Yett Street.
Falls Creek Park is a skate park which also includes picnic tables, BBQ pits, a canoe launch point on Backbone Creek.
A rental facility for paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks is also available here at The Boat House. The address for The Boat House is 120 Main Street.


Johnson Park
Locations:230 South Avenue J
Johnson Park is a larger park incorporating 18 picnic tables, an amphitheater, a softball field, volleyball court, boat ramp and restrooms. Mayfest festival is held here each year in the open area pavilions.


LBJ National Historic Home/Park, Johnson City
830-868-7128.
Off Hwy. 281 in Johnson City.
Boyhood home of President LBJ. Free Admission. Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Separate facility from LBJ Ranch approximately 15 miles away.


Nightengale Archaeological Center/LCRA Park, Kingsland
830-598-5261 or 1-800-776-5272 Ext. 2112.
Free admission. From Marble Falls, west on Hwy. 1431 to CR 126, between Granite Shoals & Kingsland. Group reservations recommended. Scheduled tours available 2nd & 4th Saturdays from 2-5. Archeologists, paleontologists, geologists & other ‘ologists’ interested in preserving our past are encouraged to visit this hill country gem. A favorite among local school and civic groups; guided educational tours are available with advanced reservations.


West Cave Preserve, Blanco County
Located off Hwy 71 between Marble Falls and Johnson City in the town of Round Mountain.
A natural treasure in the Texas Hill Country, this 30-acre gem offers an array of natural science & interdisciplinary educational programs for children and adults. Bring the whole family to enjoy the environmental learning center and beautiful walking trails tucked in a canyon grotto.
www.westcave.org
       
Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
512-339-9432
24518 FM 1431
Marble Falls, TX 78654
46,000 acres of protected land for endangered bird and other wildlife species. Includes wildlife & wildflower tours, trails, & photography opportunities. Open year-round from sunrise to sunset.
Balcones Canyonlands website


Exotic Zoo, Johnson City
830-868-4357. Admission. From Marble Falls south on Hwy. 281 approximately 16 miles to Johnson City. Over 500 animals. View and feed animals from tour tram. Petting zoo. Free picnic area. School, and civic groups are welcome.
www.zooexotics.com


Granite Beach Water Park On Lake LBJ, Cottonwood Shores
830-693-9172.
200 S. Wirtz Dam Rd.
Restaurant, beach, swimming, water park, jet ski & cabin rentals, boat sales, service and rentals, public boat ramp and more. Call for seasonal hours and directions. Wedding, reunion, retreat and conference groups welcome.
Lakeside Park
Location: Along Buena Vista Drive (along Lake Marble Falls) off Yett Street.
Lakeside park is where the annual Lakefest Dragboat Races are held in August. This park features a swimming pool, pavilion, covered picnic tables, tennis courts, a boat ramp, and some beautiful views.
Granite Beach Water Park website


Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park
830-644-2252
Group reservations at 830-868-7128, ext. 231.
Hwy. 290 west of Johnson City near Stonewall.
Visitor Center open 8am-5pm. Bus tour of LBJ Ranch, 10-4. $3 per person, children 6 and under free. See how President Lyndon B. Johnson lived on his ‘Texas White House’ ranch before, during & after years as President of the United States. Walk or drive to working Sauer-Beckman 1850’s Farm.
Texas State Parks/LBJ State Park website


Sauer-Beckmann 1850’s Living History Farm
830-644-2252
Admission free. Next to LBJ Ranch. Hours: 8 am-4:30pm.
Park employees dress, live, and work in 1900’s period pieces & demonstrate how the original German settlers lived on this farm. Favorite field trip destination for schools, clubs, and visitors; 15 or more please make reservations.


Golfing in Kingsland


The Legends Golf Course on Lake LBJ is a gorgeous golf course located in Kingsland. The Legends is a 72-par golf course set on 200 acres surrounded by Lake LBJ. There are also numerous other golf courses nearby Kingsland. See our pages on Golfing in Marble Falls and Golfing in Burnet for more information.

Legends Golf Course on Lake LBJ
325-388-8888
105 Range Way Circle
P.O. Box 329, Kingsland, Texas 78639
Tom Kite designed course on Lake LBJ, offers solitude, elegance, & convenience along with a challenge for the scratch golfer. Come play the 7,260 yard, championship course offering both links style and Hill Country golf at its very best.
www.legendsgolftx.com/


Wineries and Vineyards near Kingsland


The Lost Creek Vineyard is the closest vineyard/winery to Kingsland. Since Kingsland is located in the middle of the Texas Wine Trail, there are several other wineries and vineyards in the area around Kingsland. See our travel guides for Marble Falls Wineries for wineries south of Kingsland and Burnet Wineries for wineries north of Kingsland.


Heart of Texas Wine Tours
(512) 755-0937  Tour Texas Hill Country wineries and vineyards in comfort, and with knowledgeable local wine tour guides at the wheel. Gather your friends, family, or special groups like bridesmaids or class reunion groups. You’ll enjoy just sitting back and relaxing in this elegant and safe way to tour while you learn about Texas wines. To reserve your tour of the Texas Hill Countries best Wineries and vineyards call (512) 755-0937. Great memories are only a phone call away!
www.heartoftexaswinetours.com


Kingsland Government Offices


Please feel free to contact any of these government offices responsible for the Kingsland area with any questions you may have. For help making reservations at any one of Kingsland's' lodging properties, please contact the Burnet County Tourism Director.


County of Burnet
220 South Pierce St.
Burnet, Texas 78611
(512) 756-5420
www.burnetcountytexas.org/


Kingsland Chamber of Commerce
(325) 388-6211
www.kingslandchamber.org/

 

Lower Colorado River Authority
Mail:
LCRA
P.O. Box 220
Austin, TX 78767

Main Physical Address:
LCRA Headquarters
3700 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703
(512) 473-3200
www.lcra.org

    
Burnet County Tourism
810 Steve Hawkins Parkway, Suite 4
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
www.thehighlandlakes.org


Texas Department of Transportation
125 East 11th St.,
Austin, TX 78701
(800) 558-9368
www.txdot.gov


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
(800) 792-1112
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/

 


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Couldn't find what you were looking for in our Guide to Kingsland, Texas? Check out what the other cities in Burnet County have to offer. Visit our travel guides for Bertram, Burnet, Granite Shoals, Marble Falls, and Spicewood.

 

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