Last update 11/16/18: Lake LBJ will reopen at noon Saturday, Nov. 17. Boaters should reduce speeds and use extra caution, as submerged hazards may be difficult to see, especially at night.  More info -

11/5/18 - ATTENTION: The Lower Colorado River Authority will lower lakes LBJ and Marble Falls for about eight weeks in early 2019 to assist lakeside property owners recovering from recent historic flooding along the Colorado and Llano rivers.  The drawdowns for both lakes will begin Sunday, Dec. 30, and will conclude on Saturday, Feb. 23.  Full press release -  click here 

Front Desk Vacation Rentals

Your Home Away From Home | Lake LBJ, Texas Hill Country

by JoAnna Kopp

Like any hardworking adult, I occasionally need to get away from it all and just relax. I made up my mind, blocked out my schedule for a long weekend and began to plan my vacation. 

I knew I wanted to stay on Lake LBJ. I didn’t want to stay in a hotel; I wanted to feel like I was in a home away from home. I chose to book through the family-owned Front Desk Vacation Rentals because it seemed to be the most authentic vacation rental service in the Highland Lakes. has a large collection of properties in Llano and Burnet counties. They are all on Lake LBJ, and each property has its own unique quirks and amenities. One has a giant rock for cliff-jumping. Another has a volleyball course on its waterfront lawn. One home even has a sandy beach! Many are pet-friendly as well, which is a must for me. After perusing the website, I found the perfect vacation rental: Lookout Mountain. The booking process was so convenient; it took a few clicks and was finalized in five minutes.

As I entered the vacation home, I gasped. It’s so much more than a generic Hill Country retreat. The house was unbelievably clean and spacious and had the warmth of a rustic Texas home. From the porch, I had panoramic views of Lake LBJ and Lookout Mountain. Between swimming in the pool, splashing in the lake, boating, fishing and more, I never ran out of things to do there. The house was a welcome respite from the Hill Country heat. We lounged in the living room, made cocktails in the luxurious kitchen and had genuine conversations around the dining table.

The dock has electric lifts on which I was able to stow our boat and Sea-Doo throughout our stay. The location is at a perfect spot on Lake LBJ. Horseshoe Bay was a short ride away, and we had quick access to both the Colorado and Llano rivers. Plus, the water was always smooth. We grabbed our rods and cast our lines under the moon. I couldn’t think of a better way to unwind.

If I could describe my experience in one word, it would be relaxing. I found the peace and quiet I was looking for as I watched the vibrant sunset. At night, I could see every star and constellation in the sky. My stay with Front Desk Vacation Rentals was unforgettable. I’ll be sure to suggest it for the next family reunion. The service has curated the perfect selection of vacation rental homes on Lake LBJ — why wouldn’t you want to book with them?

January 12, 2017 

BIG BLUE...71.4 lb Record Breaking Catfish Caught on Lake LBJ

  Caught by Tim Webb on a rod and reel on December 22, 2016!  Read the full article on KXAN.

Tim Webb caught this record-breaking catfish on Lake LBJ on Dec. 23, 2016. (Courtesy: courtesy Community Events in Sunrise Beach/Melodie Bradbury)<img alt=
Tim Webb caught this record-breaking catfish on Lake LBJ on Dec. 23, 2016. (Courtesy: courtesy Community Events in Sunrise Beach/Melodie Bradbury)