Facts about Lake LBJ / Highland Lakes

Lake LBJ has a rich history. Named after President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lake LBJ is part of the Highland Lakes chain of seven lakes starting in Austin and spanning northwest for more than 85 miles. Originally called Lake Granite Shoals, the reservoir was formed in 1950 by the construction of Granite Shoals Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority. The lake was renamed to Lake Lyndon B. Johnson (“LBJ”) in 1965 in honor of the former President of the U.S.

Lake LBJ is one of seven fresh water reservoirs that make up the Highland Lakes formed by several dams on the Colorado River. This portion of the river winds southeast from its headwaters near the border of Texas and New Mexico to Matagorda Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The dams provide flood control and are used to generate hydroelectric power and recreational opportunities.

Lake LBJ is one of the largest constant level lakes in the U.S. and is just over 21 miles long with a maximum width of 10,800 feet. As one of the most popular lakes in Texas, it is perfect for a variety of water activities and an outdoor lifestyle!

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Below is a map of the area, including our current rental properties.

TitleDescription
Paradise Point

Sleeps 12, 4 BD / 4.5 BA, No Pets Allowed

Triple L

Sleeps 15, 3 BD / 3 BA, Dogs Allowed

Lazy Days

Sleeps 19, 6 BD / 6 BA, Dogs Allowed

Elk Lodge

Sleeps 15, 5 BD / 4 BA, Dogs Allowed

Paradise Cove

Sleeps 12, 4 BD / 3 BA, Dogs Allowed

Casita Grove

Sleeps 18, 5 BD / 4.5 BA, No Pets Allowed

Breeze Terrace

Sleeps 14, 4 BD / 3 BA, Dogs Allowed

Azure Relaxin' 2

Sleeps 10, 3 BD / 2 BA, Dogs Allowed

Azure Relaxin' 1

Sleeps 20, 4 BD / 3 BA, Dogs Allowed

Arva's Retreat

Sleeps 8, 2 BD / 2 BA, Dogs Allowed