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3 Reasons Why Granite Shoals is a Top Vacation Destination

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Granite Shoals got its name from the granite sediment bars that were visible along the shallow edge of the Colorado River before the Wirtz Dam and Lake Lyndon B. Johnson were built. It was developed as a lake resort and became an incorporated community in the 1960s.

Several other reservoirs built nearby on the Colorado River later became resort communities also. These were the result of Texans working expertly to control the devastating floods that were a frequent threat to the central Texas area. Reining in the floods led to some incredible lake resorts. Granite Shoals is one, and here are three reasons why it is a top vacation destination:

1. A city of parks.

Google Granite Shoals

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Granite Shoals is a Texas reunion waiting to happen, and it does not matter the reason. Granite Shoals is a small Texas Hill Country town of about 5,000 residents whose lakeside parks attract numerous visitors each year. It is popular with families, sun-loving aficionados, and lake enthusiasts. Of its 18 parks, 16 are situated on the shore of beautiful Lake Lyndon B. Johnson.

Picnics, sunbathing, swimming, and other water sports by the lake are all part of the fun. After the time-honored tradition of hot dogs at the lake, visit one of Granite Shoals’ friendly cafés for a delicious home-cooked meal. Crazy Gal’s Café specializes in old-fashioned country cooking. They are new to Granite Shoals but have been voted best Chicken-Fried Steak in Burnet County 4 years in a row! They feature fresh, home-made baked bread and pastries. For Mexican food, visit El Tapatio for some scrumptious shrimp on rice or yummy mini tacos. Try some delicious chicken enchiladas at La Cabana.

Sixteen lakeside parks! This city of parks has ample space to accommodate you, your family, your friends, and all your neighbors. Come have some fun in the sun.

2. A city of champions.

Leo Manzano Granite Shoals DécaNation 2014
Photo: Wikimedia.org/Pierre-Yves Beaudouin

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