A short drive from Kingsland brings you to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. The central point is a massive dome of granite. The Rock is steeped in Indian lore but, today, visitors make a climb to the top for beautiful panoramas of the Hill Country. The 1643-acre park offers primitive backpacking, camping, hiking, technical and rock climbing, picnicking, geological study, bird watching, and star gazing (minimal light pollution). Remember, at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, do not disturb plant or animal life, geological features, or Indian or historical artifacts. These park resources are protected by law! Bring your own firewood. Rock climbers must check in at headquarters; route maps and climbing rules available.
More Information 16710 ranch road 965, Fredericksburg 78624
Phone: (830) 685-3636
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Longhorn Cavern State Park features Longhorn Cavern, a Texas Hill Country wonder created over thousands of years by the dissolving and cutting action of water on the limestone bedrock of the area. Fossil remains show that many Ice Age animals once occupied the cave.
Our earliest records indicate that the Comanche Indians were the first to use the cavern. They came in about 400 years or so before anyone else did.
In more recent history, the cavern was used as a Confederate stronghold where gunpowder was manufactured in secret during the Civil War. The cavern is also rumored to have been the hideout of Sam Bass, a legendary Texas outlaw. Longhorn Cavern is one of the few river-formed caverns in Texas.
Located in Burnet County, Texas, USA, six miles west of U.S. Hwy. 281, on Park Road 4. For your GPS, use: 6211 Park Road 4 So., Burnet, TX 78611.
Longhorn Cavern State Park
For More Information Call: 1-877-441-CAVE (2283) toll free,
1-830-598-CAVE (2283) or 1-512-756-4680
Third in the chain of highland lakes, this constant-level lake is formed at the junction of the Colorado and Llano Rivers. The lake is 21.15 miles long with a maximum width of 2.06 miles. Originally names Granite Shoals Lake, it was renamed for President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. The lake is a major destination for boaters and fishermen.
Inks Lake State Park
One of Texas' most popular state parks, it offers camping, hiking, boating and other amenities. The biggest attraction, however, is beautiful Inks Lake, itself. Though small, it is perfect for every type of water activity.
Inks Lake State Park is 1201 acres of recreational facilities adjacent to Inks Lake on the Colorado River in Burnet County. The park was acquired by deeds from the Lower Colorado River Authority and private owners in 1940 and was opened to the public in 1950. Inks Lake is located in the Highland Lakes chain (7 lakes) surrounded by granite hills. The water level of Inks Lake is usually unaffected by drought and is maintained at a normal level most of the time. During flooding situations, the lake level can rise as the flood waters are passed through Inks Lake to other lakes downstream. Visit www.tpwd.state.tx.us for information on state parks.
Vanishing Texas River Cruise
This lake cruise by Canyon of the Eagles is the premier ecological cruise of Texas. Departing from Lake Buchanan in the Central Texas Hill Country, the cruises give you spectacular views of Lake Buchanan, the Colorado River, native Texas wildlife, waterfalls, world-class bird watching and wintering Bald Eagles.
It offers a variety of cruises for many occasions: weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate events and more. These cruises are simply incredible, educational, unique and must be experienced! For Reservations Call 1-800-4 RIVER-4 (1-800-474-8374) 1-512-756-6986. Or visit www.vtrc.com.
A fun family vineyard experience near Marble Falls and Burnet. Surrounded by rolling granite hills, it is truly a breathtaking and unforgettable place to visit. Our 13 acre Estate vineyard offers an atmosphere of casual elegance, and an intimate tasting experience in the heart of our winery. OPEN Thursday-Sunday 12-5PM every weekend.
Located at 7214 Park Road 4 West, Burnet 512-656-8419 or visit www.perissosvineyards.com. Telephone 512-415-7479.
Fall Creek Vineyards
Since its inception, Fall Creek had one goal: to produce some of the truly great wines of the world. Located on the northwest shores of Lake Buchanan, Llano County. 1820 C.R. 222, Tow, Tx. Call 325-379-5361 or visit www.fcv.com for more information.
Lost Creek Vineyard
Located at 1129 Ranch Road 2233, Sunrise Beach, Texas 78643. Phone: 325-388-3753.
Tree House Lodging
Come visit us, sample our wines enjoy quality dining and stay in our new guest rooms on the grounds of the winery.
Tree House Bistro
Enjoy our Southwestern Santa Fe Style cuisine while dining with incredible wine and views of Lost Creek’s Vineyard.
Award Winning Wine ~ Southwest Cuisine ~ Live Music ~ Amphitheater ~ Tasting Room
Nightengale Archaeological Center at Kingsland
The Nightengale Archaeological Center at Kingsland is located on 10 acres on the banks of Lake LBJ near Kingsland in Burnet County, about 60 miles northwest of Austin in the Central Texas Hill Country.
The prehistoric site was discovered in 1988 when looters were caught stealing artifacts from LCRA-owned land. LCRA soon determined this site to be a major archaeological discovery. More than 171,000 recovered flint tools, spear points, arrowheads and other artifacts are evidence that the site has been continuously inhabited for 6,500 years and possibly as far back as 10,000 years. The Texas Historical Commission has declared the site a State Archeological Landmark.
The site is named in memory of Bruce A. Nightengale, LCRA archaeologist from 1989 until his death in 1998. He was instrumental in developing the center as well as its early educational exhibits and activities for school children and adults.
LCRA opened a learning center in 1991 with tours for students and workshops for teachers. A local group, the Llano Uplift Archeological Society, helps operate the site and offers tours to the public.
Features: Guided Tours on second and fourth Saturdays in February through November from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call (830) 598-5261 for more information. If no answer, please call 1-800-776-5272, Ext. 8001. Admission Nightengale Archaeological Center at Kingsland is free, but donations are accepted.
Reservations: Call (830) 598-5261 for hours of operation or to make a reservation for a tour. If no answer, please call (800) 776-5272, Ext. 8001.
For TEKs-aligned school program information call (800) 776-5272, Ext. 8001.
Kingsland and KLBJ Chamber Events
Oktoberfest is held at the Kingsland Convention/Community Center the second weekend in October. Some of the activities are; arts & crafts vendors, wares, food vendors, classic car show and music and dancing. The chamber and the Kingsland Community Center work together to bring fun and activities to the Kingsland Area.
We welcome you to the heart of the hill country in Texas for an exciting summer festival to celebrate our nation and display our pride and patriotic spirit for the United States of America. We have one of the best firework displays in the area. At Aqua Boom we also have the Miss Aqua Boom Scholarship Pageant, BBQ/Chili/Steak cook-off, Flights of Fancy Remote Aircraft Show, Cow’ographers Wild West Show, Patriotic Concert and fish fry, golf tournament, arts & crafts vendors, street dance and water activities such as a ski show, parades and children activities. That’s not all the activities, but that will get you started.
Annual Kingsland Christmas
Join us in celebrating the Holiday Season! We have arts & crafts vendors, Kingsland Chamber collectible Christmas ornaments, Photos with Santa, ‘fire pit’ for roasting marshmallows and smore’s, food vendors and cookie decorating contest and more.
Winter Texan Dinners
The chamber holds 3 Winter Texan Dinners for the Winter Texans wintering in Kingsland and the surrounding area. The dinners are held the second Tuesday in January, February and March. The chamber finds sponsors to provide the meat and the winter Texans bring all the side dishes.