Lake LBJ Swim Beaches and Swimming Holes

Lake LBJ’s riverbed is comprised of granite. Along with swim beaches, swimming holes exist in the granite formations of Lake LBJ. The shoreline at Lake LBJ is highly developed with housing, condominiums and apartments, and hotels. The terrain surrounding Lake LBJ runs right up to the water without leaving much room for swim beaches. However, visitors to Lake LBJ will find great places to swim.

Lake LBJ Swim Beaches

The following is a list of beaches on Lake LBJ where you and your family and friends can enjoy swimming.

Robinhood Park

This is a nice park with a few tables and BBQ pits for swimming an fishing. Robinhood Park is located on the east side of Lake LBJ in the City of Granite Shoals off of East FM 1431.

Lake LBJ Yacht Club and Marina

This is a private marina, but they have a nice place to swim. It is located on the southeastern edge of Lake LBJ off of FM 2147, and then go north on South Wirtz Dam Road to get into the Marina.

Cottonwood Shores

Is a city, and all of its parks are free to the public. Cottonwood Shores has 30 feet waterfront front for swimming. It’s waterfront is on the Colorado River about one mile from open water on Lake LBJ. Cottonwood Sores is located on the southeastern tip of Lake LBJ off of FM 2147.

Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay is a private resort, you must be a member or guest. There are swimming pools and waterfront areas for swimming. Horseshoe Bay is located on the southwestern tip of Lake LBJ. You access the resort from FM 2147, and go north on Horseshoe Bay Boulevard. 

City of Sunrise Beach aka Granite Shoals

Sunrise Beach covers a large area on the northwestern shoreline of Lake LBJ. It has a nice park, and a swimming area. There are numerous coves and roads leading to the waterfront in Sunrise Beach. You can access the City of Sunrise Beach from FM 2233.

Clear Cove Park

This is a small park without much shade, but it is a good swimming area. It is best to bring a beach umbrella. It has a few tables and BBQ pits. It is located in the City of Granite Shoals. You can access it from 1431, and go south on either FM 416 or Prairie Creek Road through Granite Shoals.

Near Kingsland Community Park

These swimming holes are almost four miles north of the open waters. This park has a slab road with pools of water to swim in, or swimming holes formed from the granite in Lake LBJ’s riverbed. You can access these swimming holes from FM 1431 in Kingsland, Texas, By going south on Euel Moore Drive, 1431 CR and the 3404 flashing light at corner

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Lake LBJ Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 5/24: 825.41 (+0.41)

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Fishing Report from TPWD (May 18)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 0.82 feet low. Bass are very good on brush piles and rocky points in 8-15 feet of water using ten inch worms and crankbaits. Good topwater bite all day on overcast days while the bass are feeding on shallow perch. White bass are good mid lake to the river in jigging spoons and live minnows. Crappie are excellent over brush piles with live bait. Report by Charles Whited, Barefoot Fishing Tours.

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