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Kingsland

Kingsland is nestled in the most scenic valley in Texas.

Kingsland

History:

People have always wanted to come to Kingsland. Archaeological evidence shows that for thousands of years before Martin King bequeathed his name to the beautiful valley, Native Americans regularly visited the banks of the Llano and Colorado Rivers.

After the region’s last major Indian battle, fought atop Packsaddle Mountain in 1873, Martin and Nancy King founded a tiny frontier town near the juncture of the two wild rivers. Their town became a popular resort with the arrival of the railroad, and the luxurious Antlers Hotel became the town’s most enduring landmark. But the absence of good roads left the town in almost total isolation through the middle of the twentieth century, and Kingsland’s population dipped to around one hundred by the time the Alvin Wirtz Dam was built in 1950.

Soon modern highways and infrastructure brought retirees and vacationers to the lake (renamed Lake LBJ for its famous neighbor in 1965), and the wide valley became a community once again. A remarkable Independence Day celebration and a spectacular amateur ski team brought statewide recognition.

Recreation and Relaxation:

Today there are numerous lakeside lodgings from campgrounds to the beautifully-restored Antlers Hotel. There are also several fine rental homes and bed-and-breakfasts for those who like to mix a little city in with their country. For those who decide to make Kingsland their home, there are modern healthcare facilities and a variety of shopping options to go with the beautiful terrain.

In addition to a wide range of watersports and boat rentals, Kingsland boasts two top-quality golf courses.

The Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery and the Nightengale Archaeological Center (with thousands of artifacts from the area’s earlier inhabitants) are just down the road from downtown Kingsland.

Nature:

Surrounded by beautiful Texas Hill Country hills (including legendary Packsaddle Mountain) and embraced by the Llano River and Colorado River arms of constant-level Lake LBJ, Kingsland boasts miles of the Texas’ most sought-after lakefront property.

There are three popular state parks within easy driving distance:
Inks Lake State Park: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/inks-lake
Longhorn Cavern State Park: https://visitlonghorncavern.com/
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock

The famous “Slab” on the Llano River is one of the area’s favorite swimming holes, and Kingsland Community Park provides public access to the lake.

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Fun Stuff

There are plenty of opportunities for day trips from the Kingsland area.

Enjoy a relaxing drive through the spectacular Texas Hill Country on wide-open roads lined with breath-taking flowers and trees. Relish views only available in the Hill Country. You’ll feel like you’re light years away from a crowded freeway…because you are.

And, you won’t have to pick up and move. No packing and unpacking. You can make yourself at home and still experience a multitude of adventures that are fun for the whole family.

Here are just a few of the possibilities:

Kingsland > Canyon Lake

79 miles | 1 hr 28 min

Kingsland > Canyon Lake

79 miles | 1 hr 28 min

Kingsland > Gruene

84 miles |1 hr 33 min

Kingsland > Gruene

84 miles |1 hr 33 min

Kingsland > Wimberley

71 miles | 1 hr 18 min

Kingsland > Wimberley

71 miles | 1 hr 18 min

Kingsland > Lake Buchanan Area

13 miles | 19 min

Kingsland > Lake Buchanan Area

13 miles | 19 min

Kingsland > Canyon Lake

79 miles | 1 hr 28 min

Kingsland > Canyon Lake

79 miles | 1 hr 28 min

Kingsland > Gruene

84 miles |1 hr 33 min

Kingsland > Gruene

84 miles |1 hr 33 min

Kingsland > Wimberley

71 miles | 1 hr 18 min

Kingsland > Wimberley

71 miles | 1 hr 18 min

Kingsland > Lake Buchanan Area

13 miles | 19 min

Kingsland > Lake Buchanan Area

13 miles | 19 min

Kingsland > Burnet

17 miles | 21 min

Kingsland > Burnet

17 miles | 21 min

Kingsland > Buchanan Dam

9 miles | 15 min

Kingsland > Buchanan Dam

9 miles | 15 min

Kingsland > Inks Lake Area

9 miles | 12 min

Kingsland > Inks Lake Area

9 miles | 12 min

Kingsland > Lake LBJ Area

20 miles | 25 min

Kingsland > Lake LBJ Area

20 miles | 25 min

Kingsland > Burnet

17 miles | 21 min

Kingsland > Burnet

17 miles | 21 min

Kingsland > Buchanan Dam

9 miles | 15 min

Kingsland > Buchanan Dam

9 miles | 15 min

Kingsland > Inks Lake Area

9 miles | 12 min

Kingsland > Inks Lake Area

9 miles | 12 min

Kingsland > Lake LBJ Area

20 miles | 25 min

Kingsland > Lake LBJ Area

20 miles | 25 min

Kingsland > Horseshoe Bay

17 miles | 21 min

Kingsland > Horseshoe Bay

17 miles | 21 min

Kingsland > Marble Falls

12 miles | 16 min

Kingsland > Marble Falls

12 miles | 16 min

Kingsland > Lake Travis Area

57 miles | 1 hr 13 min

Kingsland > Lake Travis Area

57 miles | 1 hr 13 min

Kingsland > Lakeway

47 miles | 54 min

Kingsland > Lakeway

47 miles | 54 min

Kingsland > Horseshoe Bay

17 miles | 21 min

Kingsland > Horseshoe Bay

17 miles | 21 min

Kingsland > Marble Falls

12 miles | 16 min

Kingsland > Marble Falls

12 miles | 16 min

Kingsland > Lake Travis Area

57 miles | 1 hr 13 min

Kingsland > Lake Travis Area

57 miles | 1 hr 13 min

Kingsland > Lakeway

47 miles | 54 min

Kingsland > Lakeway

47 miles | 54 min

Kingsland > Spicewood

30 miles | 32 min

Kingsland > Spicewood

30 miles | 32 min

Kingsland > Llano

20 miles | 23 min

Kingsland > Llano

20 miles | 23 min

Kingsland > Fredericksburg

54 miles | 1 hr 2 min

Kingsland > Fredericksburg

54 miles | 1 hr 2 min

Kingsland > Guadalupe River State Park

78 miles | 1 hr 24 min

Kingsland > Guadalupe River State Park

78 miles | 1 hr 24 min

Kingsland > Spicewood

30 miles | 32 min

Kingsland > Spicewood

30 miles | 32 min

Kingsland > Llano

20 miles | 23 min

Kingsland > Llano

20 miles | 23 min

Kingsland > Fredericksburg

54 miles | 1 hr 2 min

Kingsland > Fredericksburg

54 miles | 1 hr 2 min

Kingsland > Guadalupe River State Park

78 miles | 1 hr 24 min

Kingsland > Guadalupe River State Park

78 miles | 1 hr 24 min

Kingsland > New Braunfels

85 miles | 1 hr 37 min

Kingsland > New Braunfels

85 miles | 1 hr 37 min

Kingsland > Wimberley

71 miles | 1 hr 18 min

Kingsland > Wimberley

71 miles | 1 hr 18 min

Kingsland > Blanco

47 miles | 50 min

Kingsland > Blanco

47 miles | 50 min

Kingsland > Johnson City

34 miles | 37 min

Kingsland > Johnson City

34 miles | 37 min

Kingsland > New Braunfels

85 miles | 1 hr 37 min

Kingsland > New Braunfels

85 miles | 1 hr 37 min

Kingsland > Wimberley

71 miles | 1 hr 18 min

Kingsland > Wimberley

71 miles | 1 hr 18 min

Kingsland > Blanco

47 miles | 50 min

Kingsland > Blanco

47 miles | 50 min

Kingsland > Johnson City

34 miles | 37 min

Kingsland > Johnson City

34 miles | 37 min

Kingsland > The Alamo (San Antonio)

96 miles | 1 hr 42 min

Kingsland > The Alamo (San Antonio)

96 miles | 1 hr 42 min

Kingsland > Sea World (San Antonio)

104 miles | 1 hr 58 min

Kingsland > Sea World (San Antonio)

104 miles | 1 hr 58 min

Kingsland > Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio)

91 miles | 1 hr 40 min

Kingsland > Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio)

91 miles | 1 hr 40 min

Kingsland > River Walk (San Antonio)

96 miles | 1 hr 41 min

Kingsland > River Walk (San Antonio)

96 miles | 1 hr 41 min

Kingsland > The Alamo (San Antonio)

96 miles | 1 hr 42 min

Kingsland > The Alamo (San Antonio)

96 miles | 1 hr 42 min

Kingsland > Sea World (San Antonio)

104 miles | 1 hr 58 min

Kingsland > Sea World (San Antonio)

104 miles | 1 hr 58 min

Kingsland > Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio)

91 miles | 1 hr 40 min

Kingsland > Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio)

91 miles | 1 hr 40 min

Kingsland > River Walk (San Antonio)

96 miles | 1 hr 41 min

Kingsland > River Walk (San Antonio)

96 miles | 1 hr 41 min

Kingsland > San Marcos Premium Outlets

86 miles | 1 hr 35 min

Kingsland > San Marcos Premium Outlets

86 miles | 1 hr 35 min

Kingsland > Tanger Outlets San Marcos

88 miles | 1 hr 36 min

Kingsland > Tanger Outlets San Marcos

88 miles | 1 hr 36 min

Kingsland > Texas State Capitol, Austin

64 miles | 1 hr 11 min

Kingsland > Texas State Capitol, Austin

64 miles | 1 hr 11 min

Kingsland > San Marcos Premium Outlets

86 miles | 1 hr 35 min

Kingsland > San Marcos Premium Outlets

86 miles | 1 hr 35 min

Kingsland > Tanger Outlets San Marcos

88 miles | 1 hr 36 min

Kingsland > Tanger Outlets San Marcos

88 miles | 1 hr 36 min

Kingsland > Texas State Capitol, Austin

64 miles | 1 hr 11 min

Kingsland > Texas State Capitol, Austin

64 miles | 1 hr 11 min
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