LBJ (Lyndon B. Johnson)
(Formerly Granite Shoals Lake.) 6,375 acres, one of most
scenic in series of Highland Lakes on Colorado River.
Edged by steep hills; granite domes rise in several places
at shoreline. Lakeside marinas, boat rentals, launching
is rated excellent, with lake records of hybrid striped
bass, 11.25 lb.; largemouth bass, 12.55 lb.; striped bass
23.5 lb.; and smallmouth bass, 6.46 lb. Water skiing and
sailing popular. Just south of Kingsland, accessible from
F.M. 1431 edging the lake's east side; from F.M. 2900
and other F.M. roads that lead to recreational areas on
the lake's west shoreline.
are two main public ramps on the lake. The first ramp
(Cottonwood) is operated by the LCRA and is located at
the dam off FM 2147. This is a good concrete one-lane
boat ramp with a parking lot for 20-30 boats and trailers.
Launching is free. The second ramp is in the town of Kingsland,
located off FM 1431 on the north side of the lake in the
Llano River arm. This is a one-lane concrete ramp operated
by the Lions Club. A fee is charged for launching. In
addition, there are several small public ramps in the
town of Granite Shoals.
Lake State Park and Longhorn Caverns State Park offer
camping, and are just a short drive from the lake. Because
of the popularity of these parks, it is a good idea to
make reservations well in advance. Camping is available
at a number of private campgrounds at LBJ Reservoir.