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Overview

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site is located near Stonewall, Texas. It sits on the Pedernales River and is adjacent to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Named after the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, the park features his birthplace, family cemetery, and the former president's ranch, also known as the "Texas White House."

Camping Information

As of my last update, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site does not offer traditional camping facilities, such as campsites for tents or RVs. However, visitors can still enjoy a range of day activities and historical exhibits.

Points of Interest

  • Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm: A state park staff and volunteers run this farm as it was in the early 1900s, providing insights into the life of a typical Texas-German farm family.

  • Visitor Center: Here you can learn about President Johnson’s life and legacy and pick up maps and other tourist information.

  • Texas White House: Guided tours are available through the National Park Service but require fees and reservations.

  • Nature Trails: There are well-maintained trails for visitors to enjoy wildlife observation, walking, and picnicking.

Day Use Facilities

  • Picnic Areas: The park offers picnic sites with amenities such as tables and grills.

  • Swimming Pool: There is a swimming pool that operates during the summer months.

  • Tennis Courts: Sports enthusiasts can take advantage of tennis courts available in the park.

  • Gift Shop: A gift shop is located within the park, where guests can purchase souvenirs and books.

Visitor Guidelines

  • Park Hours: Typically, the park is open daily, but exact hours can vary, so it's important to check in advance.

  • Fees: There may be day-use fees unless exempt. Check the latest fees and exemptions before your visit.

  • Pets: Pets are often welcome in state parks but must be kept on a leash and may not be allowed in all areas.

  • Wildlife: As with any natural area, encountering wildlife is possible. Visitors should respect wildlife and keep a safe distance.

Accommodations Nearby

For those looking for overnight accommodations:

  • Guesthouses and Inns: The surrounding area has a selection of bed and breakfast inns and guesthouses.

  • Hotels: More conventional hotels can be found in nearby towns like Fredericksburg and Johnson City.

Reservations and Contact Information

To make reservations for tours of the Texas White House or to learn more about the park, you should contact the park directly or visit the official Texas Parks and Wildlife website. Reservations for tours are often managed through the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, a separate entity managed by the National Park Service.

Conclusion

While camping is not available at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, the park offers visitors an array of activities and historical insights to enjoy during daytime visits. Whether you’re interested in the history of President Johnson, Texas wildlife, or simply a relaxing day in nature, the park can provide a memorable experience. Always check the most current information before planning your trip, as amenities and services may change over time.

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