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Horseshoe Bay \ Marble Falls

Lake Mabel Falls

Fun in Horseshoe Bay and Marble Falls

Horseshoe Bay is resort community on Lake LBJ. There are numerous high end golf courses, a great tennis facility with clay courts, a decent hotel, a marina, condos, and a few restaurants. It’s located about miles 5 West of Marble Falls.

Marble Falls is on of the original historic towns in the area. There was at one time a set of falls on the Colorado River next to downtown Marble Falls. The falls are now under the lake. There are several affordable hotels in town, with 2 of the featuring lake views. The Blue Bennett Cafe is the famous diner located on the main highway that cuts through town. Just a few blocks off of  281, main street features a few shops and restaurants.

During the summer it’s a popular lake and golf destination. There are several conventions held at this resort every year. It can be a little slow here in the winter time, but there are numerous places to camp, hunt, and go fishing in the area.

Marble Falls & Horseshoe Bay  Events

  • Soap Box Derby
  • May Fest
  • The Boat Races
  • Fourth of July Fireworks
  • The Rodeo
  • Main Street Market Day
  • Christmas Lights

Local Websites

Marblefalls.org Marble Fall Chamber of Commerce Website

hsbresort.com – Horse Shoe Bay Resort

horseshoebay.com – Real Estate for the town of Horseshoe Bay

brasshall.com Brass Hall Music Venue in downtown Marble Falls

Local Attractions

Lake LBJ: This is one of the 3 major lakes on the Colorado River System. The resort town of Horseshoe Bay is just one of the town on lake LBJ. Kingsland, Granite Shoals, and Sunrise Beach are also on the lake. Lake houses, marinas, and boat cover this large lake.

Lake Marble Falls: A smaller lake that runs past the small town of Cottonwood Shores, then past downtown marble falls. The top of the lake above a small set of falls is an outstanding fishing spot. There is a nice park on the banks of the lake near downtown with a boat ramp.

Johnson Park A large park with two kids playgrounds, a small stage, pavilions, a skate park, and a small boat ramp and cove. There are some good places to fish from the bank.


Nearby Attractions

Longhorn Cavern State Park: One of my favorite caves in the Texas Hill Country. It has an interesting history that makes the tour even more fun.

Enchanted Rock: This state park can get crowded on the weekends, to the point you can not enter the park because of the lack of parking. It’s either a very small mountain or a very huge hill depending on your definition of each. You need to be in decent shape to hike to the top, but the view is one the best in the Texas Hill Country.

Hidden Falls Adventure Park: A private ranch setup for dirt bike (the motorcycle type) and 4 wheeler trails. You can also camp here.

Lake Buchanan: The next major lake upstream on the Colorado River. Lake Buchanan is known for its Stripper Bass fishing among other things.

Inks Lake: Cool little lake about 20 miles from marble falls. It’s in a steak park where you can fish from the banks, swim, jump off a cliff, rent kayaks and canoes, and camp overnight in a tent or shelter. You can bring a ski boat, but it’s a very small lake.

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge: This is large wildlife refuge on the North side of Lake Travis, It’s about 1/2 between Marble Falls and N. Austin. Some years the provide dove hunting and youth guided deer hunts. It’s a great place for hiking, especially for those living in North Austin looking for a quick after work Texas Hill Country adventure.