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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

199 State Park Road 52, Stonewall, TX 78671
+1 830-644-2252
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Visitors to this day use park can enjoy historical sites, picnicking, fishing, swimming, nature and wildlife viewing. As of May 2014, the park is home to part of the Official Texas State Longhorn Herd. If you plan to swim at the park, read through our swimming safety tips before you come. Be sure to visit the Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead, a living history farm, presented as it was in 1918. Interpreters wear period clothing, do the farm and household chores as they were done at that time, and conduct tours for the visitors. Located east of the visitor center, off the nature trail. The abundant wildlife of the Hill Country is highlighted by enclosures containing buffalo, longhorn and white-tailed deer. These animals have played a part in the park's history, and the local wildlife continues to be an important attraction for visitors. The park is famous for its spring wildflower display. The Visitor Center is the focal point of Lyndon B. Johnson State Park. It contains memorabilia from President Johnson's presidency and interactive displays about the land and people that shaped a president. Attached to the Visitor Center is the Behrens Cabin, a two-room dogtrot cabin built by German immigrant H. C. Behrens during the 1870s. The furnishings are typical of such homes in that period. Visitors can further explore the history of these immigrants by viewing the 1860s Danz family log cabin located just west of the Visitor Center. An auditorium in the visitor center complex will accommodate 234 persons for state performances or films. An outdoor amphitheater is used for a variety of programs. A nature trail, including a Hill Country botanical exhibit, winds past wildlife enclosures stocked with bison, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, other native wildlife, and longhorn cattle. Directly across the Pedernales River from the LBJ State Park is the LBJ Ranch, part of LBJ National Historical Park. The Annual LBJ Tree Lighting takes place in mid-December. Educational & Interpretive Programs Tours of the complex, including the Sauer-Beckmann farm with its smokehouse, Victorian style house, garden, and log house lasts approximately an hour; group reservations are accepted. No entrance fee is required, but donation boxes are available. Individuals and families can take the tour on a first-come, first-serve basis.Directly across the Pedernales River from the LBJ State Park is the LBJ Ranch, part of LBJ National Historical Park. Self-guided tours of the Ranch begin at the LBJ State Park Visitor Center. Among the sites on the Ranch are the one-room Junction School first attended by the four-year-old Lyndon B. Johnson in 1912, reconstructed birthplace and nearby Johnson family cemetery where the former President is buried, and the Texas White House. The drive also takes visitors through the pasturelands where Hereford cattle, descended from those owned by President Johnson, can be viewed. Self-guided tours of the LBJ Ranch begin at the LBJ State Park Visitor Center and are available daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, when the national park is closed. For more information & hours of operation, visit the LBJ National Historical Park web site. Check the calendar for upcoming events and programs. Natural Features The abundant wildlife of the Hill Country is highlighted by enclosures containing buffalo (American bison), longhorn and white-tailed deer. These animals have played a part in the park's history, and the local wildlife continues to be an important attraction for visitors. The park is famous for its spring wildflower display.
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199 State Park Road 52, Stonewall, TX 78671
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Reviewed yesterday

Best time would have been the spring when the wildflowers were really blooming. still saw a few but most were gone. film at visitors center was interesting and informative. tv show interviewing then Pres Johnson. showing off the area. would have been better if we...More

Thank cc1158
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Got here early so decided to watch the 29 minute video at the visitors center even though we were on a tight schedule. So glad we did! The video was actually a film by LBJ himself narrating the film and giving a tour of the...More

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get here early for the tour...we arrived at 10 am just ahead of two tour busses. The pass to drive the ranch is at the visitor center out here NOT at the center in Johnson City by LBJ's boyhood home. Tour guide was local and...More

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living history farm, information film, wild flowers and get your permit to drive on to the national park.

Thank DoloresCheshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the trip. Informative and fun. The home tour lets you peek into the Johnson home. Because th property is still a working ranch cattle roam. Also visit the Johnson City Park.

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We checked into the visitor center around 930 am and had about a 20 min drive to the ranch after that! You get your park sticker for your car at the state park visitor center and then drive around cows and other animals on your...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Great way to start your visit to the LBJ Ranch. This is where you get your free permit to drive throughout the (still working) ranch. Nice gift shop. When you get to the ranch, the tour of the main house costs $3 per person. Don't...More

Thank WacoWill
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I knew the flowers had already bloomed, but had hoped to see some, and I was not disappointed. The fields were still covered with different flowers. We walked around, and went to the old farm homestead. The park is very pretty. Saw bison in their...More

Thank Jhurd6
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is something not to be missed if you love history, beautiful flowers and senic views. It's a very pretty drive and there is much to explore in the area. For a state park it holds it own and it's well worth stopping in for...More

Thank Vickie728
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Here is where you need to pick up a free pass, to be able to enter the national park. We stopped here looked around, picked up our pass and then went out on the grounds for a nice picnic. Drove around through the state park,...More

Thank AZboyinWI
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Au_Yeong_SK
I'm going to be in Dallas and Austin in May for vacation. Are there any guided bus tours out of Austin to the LBJ Ranch since I don't dare to drive alone in a foreign country? Thank you
1 April 2016|
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Response from Tecolutla11 | Reviewed this property |
I think you may be able to get a tour through your Hotel in Fredericksburg. Check with them when you arrive. It is a beautiful time of the year to visit LBJ Natinal Park!!
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momwhiting
We will be leaving Fredericksburg en route to Austin and want to stop at the LBJ ranch and tour the house. Can anyone give me a reasonable estimate of how long this would take us? We don't want to rush through this but wonder if we could see this ranch and then the LBJ library in the same day, which would require us to only spend 1 night in Austin instead of 2. Thanks.
21 August 2015|
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Response from Tiffany O | Property representative |
Hello. My name is Tiffany and I am with LBJ State Park. It usually takes about an hour and a half to two hours to see everything that we have to offer here at the park. So what I would recommend is planning a full LBJ... More
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