Granite World North Lake Travis, Marble Falls, and Kingsland

Kingsland, Texas

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The Highland Lakes region is comprised of a series of seven lakes that form back-to-back “stair steps” along the Colorado River. Built in the 1930s by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) to bring electricity to rural Texas and to control flooding along the river, the lakes now provide 150 miles of water recreation. The sprawling Lake Travis offers anglers, boaters, and swimmers innumerable coves and quiet stretches. LCRA operates many public parks in this region. Normally the falls that give the town of Marble Falls its name are beneath the lake, but occasionally the falls are visible when the LCRA does repair work on the dam. While the town may be named for marble, granite is king here. Granite Mountain at the edge of town is the home of a huge quarry that sells pink granite around the country. Kingsland is a sleepy community catering to those who come to enjoy a few days of bass fishing. Several lodges lie near the junction of the Llano and Colorado Rivers, where quiet coves afford a catch of black bass, white bass, crappie, catfish, and perch.

Granite World: North Lake Travis, Marble Falls, and Kingsland Professional Review and Guide

"The Highland Lakes region is comprised of a series of seven lakes that form back-to-back “stair steps” along the Colorado River. Built in the 1930s by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) to bring electricity to rural Texas and to control flooding along the river, the lakes now provide 150 miles of water recreation. The sprawling Lake Travis offers anglers, boaters, and swimmers innumerable coves and quiet stretches. LCRA operates many public parks in this region.

Normally the falls that give the town of Marble Falls its name are beneath the lake, but occasionally the falls are visible when the LCRA does repair work on the dam. While the town may be named for marble, granite is king here. Granite Mountain at the edge of town is the home of a huge quarry that sells pink granite around the country. Kingsland is a sleepy community catering to those who come to enjoy a few days of bass fishing. Several lodges lie near the junction of the Llano and Colorado Rivers, where quiet coves afford a catch of black bass, white bass, crappie, catfish, and perch."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Kingsland
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Granite World: North Lake Travis, Marble Falls, and Kingsland

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