Things to Do in Kingsland/Lake LBJ
With abundant natural beauty, live music, and plenty of waterfront fun, Kingsland/Lake LBJ is the perfect modern escape. Lose the stress of everyday life here in the Highland Lakes region and bask in waterfront dining, golf, shopping, hiking, fishing, boating, and more Kingsland attractions.
Splish, splash! It’s All About the Lake
Central to the Kingsland experience is beautiful Lake LBJ, a perfect spot for fishing, boating, or simply a lakefront meal overlooking the sunset. This lovely reservoir, formed from the Colorado River in 1950, is surrounded by numerous cabin and vacation rentals that deliver plenty of options for cozy or luxe getaways.
Launch your own boat on Lake LBJ from the Kingsland Community Park ramp. Rent one from local dealers - from fishing boats to jet skis, we've got you covered. The mild temperatures of central Texas mean you can enjoy boating 12 months out of the year, but summertime is especially lively. Kingsland is home to one of the country’s most unique Fourth of July celebrations, AquaBoom, which features several days of activities including fireworks over the lake. Fleets of boaters enjoy a day of activities, then drop anchor when the sun goes down to watch the technicolor show light up the night sky.
Experience the Country’s Only Year-Round, Lift-Served Mountain Bike Park
Texas is about big adventures, so it’s no surprise that the Lone Star State is home to the country’s only year-round, lift-served mountain bike park, Spider Mountain. Hop aboard the lift with your bike to reach the mountain’s crest, then select one of nine trails for the ride down. From beginner trails with softer peaks, to more advanced trails with obstacles and switch backs, there’s a fitting experience for the adventurer in you.
Hear Local Bands and Regional Acts in Kingsland’s Live Music Scene
From jazz and country to R&B and rock ‘n roll, there’s no shortage of live music in Kingsland. Catch live local music at numerous casual bars and eateries situated around the lake, including the famed Boat Town Burger Bar, where you can have your meal delivered right to your boat, and Wakepoint LBJ at Lakepoint LBJ. Dress casually, grab a bite, a beer, and enjoy the sounds of real Texas musicians.
Stretch Your Legs in Serene State Parks and Trails
The region around Kingsland is filled with parks and trails that inspire visitors to explore the region’s stunning natural beauty. Spend the day at Inks Lake State Park, a popular spot for swimming, boating, fishing, skiing, paddleboarding, and even scuba diving. Overnight camping is possible at 200 campsites and 21 cabins. After a restful night, spend the morning hiking or birding on one of its many hiking trails.
For a spectacular tour of a real cavern, check out Longhorn Cavern State Park, “The National Cave of Texas.” Breathtaking rock formations reveal themselves as visitors embark on guided walking tours through the cavern, which was formed about one million years ago.
Other can’t-miss day trips include Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, a gentle hike in the Hill Country that leads to amazing panoramic views; Colorado Bend State Park, home to the majestic, 65-foot Gorman Falls waterfall; and Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.
Kingsland’s Retail Scene is a Shopper’s Paradise
Whether you’re searching for antique goods or stylish new fashions, you’ll find what you are looking for in Kingsland's shopping scene. Pickers rave about the variety of vintage and quality thrift stores like The Treasure Nouk.
For local art and handmade crafts, check out artist collective, Kingsland House of Arts and Crafts. Explore multiple booths and bring home original signed works and one of kind goods. This popular spot also features holiday markets and creative workshops.
Kingsland, TX 78639