Welcome to Granite Shoals
A peaceful lakeside community with small-town charm
Granite Shoals is a vibrant community nestled on the gorgeous Lake LBJ. No matter which direction you look, you see miles of beautiful coastline under the horizon of the Texas sky. This peaceful small town is the perfect destination for lake enthusiasts and those who love being surrounded by wildlife.
Even though the city may be smaller, it makes up for it with a booming park system with 19 public parks. Most of these parks are on the waterfront of Lake LBJ and make the perfect spot for fishing, picnics, or hiking. Granite Shoals also has a selection of great restaurants and shopping areas and hosts annual festivals, which are fun for the whole family.
What to Love
- Lakefront living and access to the outdoors
- Lake LBJ
- Amazing restaurants
- Fun community festivals
- 19 public parks, many with access to Lake LBJ
Granite Shoals has all the amenities of a city plus the amazing lakefront properties as a backdrop. The lakefront views and access to nature make Granite Shoals the perfect spot to relax and settle down. This charming small town has an active calendar of events bringing residents and local businesses together. The sense of community here is contagious. Friends and family can take a relaxing stroll along the lake or participate in one of the many festivals held throughout the year.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Named after the 36th United States president, Lake Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) is the centerpiece of Granite Shoals. Lake LBJ is one of the seven lakes that make up the Highland Lakes chain and runs 85 miles along the northwest coast. The lake was created due to the Granite Shoals Dam and was named after former President Johnson, who started as a Texas senator. Granite Shoals residents flock to Lake LBJ every weekend to enjoy fantastic fishing spots, sailing, boating, and other waterside activities.
If you're looking for an old-fashioned home-cooked meal, you must visit Crazy Gals Cafe. They offer fresh country cooking and have the best chicken-fried steak in Burnet County! You can't have dinner without dessert, and Crazy Gals also has that covered. All their bread and pastries are baked fresh daily, and they sell whole pies for customers to enjoy at home.
The Potato Shack is just towards Kingsland from Granite Shoals. It is a local favorite known for its delicious comfort food. This family-owned restaurant serves creative potato dishes, delicious salads and sandwiches, and homemade pastries. Guests can enjoy the welcoming atmosphere, live music, and even weekly painting classes.
Things to Do
Granite Shoals has 19 public parks, so it is no surprise it's known as the "City of Parks." Quarry Park, for instance, is home to a 2-mile biking and running trail. Most parks have waterfront views and access to Lake LBJ, picnic areas, playgrounds, and swimming areas. Residents can launch their boats from one of the public boat ramps to enjoy lakeside sailing.
Granite Shoals also hosts multiple community festivals during the year. GraniteFest is their signature celebration dedicated to bringing the community together through culture, art, music, and fellowship. Events include live music performances, puppet shows, and kid's games. Local vendors flock to the celebration and sell artisan goods, arts and crafts, and fresh produce.
Granite Shoals spreads holiday cheer in their annual Christmas by the Highway event each Christmas. This is a continuous Christmas light display located in the northwest corner of the town. Santa also makes an appearance and kicks off the light show by spreading Christmas cheer (and cookies!) to the children and their families.
Granite Shoals honors its veterans by hosting a Veterans Celebration. This event is open to all veterans and their families who wish to celebrate them. Traditionally, there are poems and dramatic readings, the presentation of the colors, and a performance by the Highland Lakes Elementary School chorus.