Friends of then-President Johnson, pruchased thes property directly across the Pedernales River from the prisident's JBJ ... More
Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park
Friends of then-President Johnson, pruchased thes property directly across the Pedernales River from the prisident's JBJ Ranch and donated it to the Texas Parks, and Wildlife Commission, which created the park in recognition of Johnson as a \"national and world leader.\" This park depicts the story of Lydon Johnson and features a permanent exhibit gallery that contains artifacts and exhibits that showcase his life and accomplishments. A preserved 1960's working cattle ranch is also located in the park, as well as Johnson's boyhood home.
The Ranch had a lot of history. The State of Texas Parks and Recreation lists many points of interest and activities. I visited the Ranch expecting the pool to be open. The web site states $1 of kids, $2 for Adults. To my surprise, in 100 degree weather the State of Texas does not feel it necessary to open the pool to visitors, even only for weekends. I informed the man working at the visitors center that TEXAS had 100 degree temperatures well into September and a normal high temperatures in the high 90's during October. The man working at the visitor's center could not explain to me why the pool was closed mid-August, but he did offer to help find me an alternative. He called another pool 30 miles away and let me know the pool hours. When I arrived in Fredericksburg to swim at their community swimming pool I was told the pool would be closing 2 hours earlier than normal. I never heard an explanation as to WHY the kids running the swimming pool were closing the pool TWO HOURS EARLY. My only guess is that these kids had something better to do on a Saturday afternoon RATHER THAN WORKING at their jobs! Needless to say I would have spent all day at the LBJ State Historical Park if they would have just left their pool open until the END of AUGUST!