Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

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 open in summer. We also have two tennis courts and a reservable base­ball field. Read through our swimming safety tips before your visit.

Youth groups can reserve a small camping area.

Volunteer

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

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.

Tours are also available for groups of 10 or more. Email LBJ Tours & Res­er­vations to learn more. The free tours last about an hour (donations are welcome).

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.

199 Park Rd. 52
Stonewall, TX 78671

Latitude: 30.237656

Longitude: -98.626279

(830) 644-2252

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.

Park Office and Buildings

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days.

Sauer-Beckmann Farm

September - May: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

June - August: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily

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

Pool

Wednesday - Sunday: noon to 8 p.m.
(closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).
Check with the park for after-hours rental information.

Pool season ends in mid-August.

Busy Season

Spring and summer

Maps & Publications
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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