10 minutes from LBJ State Park and the living farm

This popular park is nestled along the banks of the Pedernales River, across from the famous LBJ Ranch. This site, and the nearby Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, both honor the 36th president of the United States. Bus tours, administered by the National Park Service, depart from the visitors’ center for the LBJ Ranch, the one-room schoolhouse attended by President Johnson, his reconstructed birthplace and the Johnson family cemetery. Bison and longhorn cattle are pastured within sight along the back roads of the park and there is excellent fishing in the Pedernales River. During the summer, visitors can enjoy a swim in the Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis or a family baseball game at the ball diamond. The Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, also located on this site, recreates Hill Country farm life as it would have appeared at the turn of the 20th century. Daily demonstrations include milking cows, gathering eggs, cooking on a wood-burning stove and tending livestock.