Kingsland Texas 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.
With a Lake LBJ and Llano and Colorado rivers in Kingsland area, there is a lot of water fun. Lake LBJ is normally at a constant level which provides for the best water for boating, water skiing, jet skis, fishing and swimming. From Kingsland you can cruise up the Llano River or up the Colorado River several miles, and down Lake LBJ all the way to Horseshoe Bay. Over 20 miles of lake available.
Kingsland is a town of about 6,500 people in the Texas Hill Country and Highland Lakes area of Central Texas about an hour northwest of Austin and an hour and a half north of San Antonio.
The Chainsaw Massacre House, which was used in the filming of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre during 1973, was moved from the La Frontera site in Round Rock to the Antlers Hotel in Kingsland in 1993 and restored for use as a restaurant.
“The Slab” is a popular place to hang out on the Llano River just upstream from Kingsland. This is a popular place to pan for gold. There is plenty of sand for sunbathing, picnics, games, etc. The water is shallow and perfect for wading. It is a great place to bring the children. They love picking up the shells.