Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

  • Feeding Chickens
    Experience life on a German farm at the turn of the century.
  • Bison at LBJ
    See bison and Texas longhorns grazing in pastures along the Pedernales River.
  • Sauer-Beckmann Farm at Night
    Wander the grounds of the Sauer-Beckmann Farm.
  • Wildflowers Around the Danz Cabin
    Imagine life in early Texas at the Danz cabin site.
  • LBJ SP Christmas Tree Lighting
    Celebrate the holidays at our annual Christmas Tree Lighting.
  • Coreopsis at LBJ
    Wildflowers blanket the park in spring.
  • LBJ and Ladybird in Wildflowers
    President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife Ladybird loved the Hill Country and its wildflowers.
  • LBJ Pool
    Cool off in the Olympic-sized pool (closed for 2021).

Home of Texas Legends

Lyndon B. Johnson, our 36th president, was born and raised in the Texas Hill Country. But his story is not the only one told here. Experience life on a Texas-German farm and marvel at American bison and Texas longhorns.

Things to Do

Spend the day exploring this unique historical site. Visit the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. Walk 1.2 miles of trails, passing bison, longhorns, wildflowers, creeks and historic cabins. Tour the adjacent LBJ Ranch.

Fish in the river or play tennis or baseball year-round. Swim in our pool in the summer. Reserve our group hall, auditorium or amphitheater.

Visitors Center

At the Visitors Center, you’ll see memorabilia from President Johnson’s time in office and learn about the land and people that shaped his world view. Check out our short films on LBJ and the park.

Shop at our park store for books, souvenirs and other items.

Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

Take a self-guided tour of the World War I-era Sauer-Beck­mann Farm. Rangers in period clothing raise crops, take care of animals and cook meals. They will answer your questions and talk about their work on the farm.

Historic cabins

Tour the Behrens Cabin, complete with period furnishings, next to the Visitors Center. German immigrant H.C. Behrens built the two-room dogtrot cabin in the 1870s.

Just a short walk down a scenic trail, you’ll find the Danz family log cabin, built in the 1860s.

Trails

Explore the park on easy trails. The Nature Trail winds through a forested area, passing by longhorn cattle and leading to the east end of the park and the bison pasture.

Sports facilities

The Olympic-sized swimming pool is usually open in summer. Read through our swimming safety tips before your visit.

We also have two tennis courts and a reservable baseball field.

Youth groups can reserve a small camping area.

Get involved

We need your help! Visit our Volunteer page or ask at headquarters.

Support state parks by donating to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation.

Ranger Programs

We offer programs on the history and nature of the park. Check our Events page for the schedule.

Tour the farm

Tours of the farm are self-guided for individuals or small groups.

Email the park to arrange school field trips.

Tour the LBJ Ranch

Self-guided tours of the LBJ Ranch begin at our Visitors Center. The ranch is across the Pedernales River and is part of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park. Visit LBJ’s birthplace, the one-room school that four-year-old Lyndon attended in 1912, the Johnson family cemetery where he is buried, and the Texas White House.

Pick up a map and free permit at our Visitors Center to begin your self-guided driving tour. Get information on tours at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.

Area Attractions

See LBJ's boyhood home and the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center in Johnson City.

Look for a cluster of stone barns and buildings in Johnson Settlement, just west of LBJ's boyhood home. LBJ's grandfather, Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr., and Sam's brother Tom built them.

Nearby Fredericksburg, founded in 1846, features great examples of German architecture, shops, restaurants and bakeries. Stop by the Pioneer Museum to learn more about this area’s history. The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg includes the Admiral Nimitz Museum and the George Bush Gallery.

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park HQ
199 Park Road 52
Stonewall, TX 78671

Latitude: 30.237656

Longitude: -98.626279

(830) 644-2252

Sauer-Beckmann Farm
501 State Park Rd 52
Stonewall, TX 78671

(830) 644-2252

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • No Entrance Fee: Free
Hours

The nature trail, grounds, and day-use picnic areas are open until dark.

Sauer-Beckmann Farm

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Oct.- May)
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (June - Sept.)

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and the last Tuesday of every month.

Pool

Swimming pool information.

Busy Season

Spring and summer

Climate

January average low temperature is 36 degrees. July average high temperature is 95 degrees.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
Elevation

1197 feet

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