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Town Lake

Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-974-6700
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Visitors can rent canoes or rowboats along this part of Lake Austin that flows five miles through the heart of downtown Austin.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lady bird lake” (54 reviews)
“water craft” (4 reviews)
“paddle boarding” (13 reviews)
Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-974-6700
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Reviewed yesterday

I love Austin!, I love going to town lake especially during the evenings. Going kayaking and Barton spring is right there. A group of friends and I went kayaking (super cheap) and we went all the way to the bridge around lamar and jumped off...More

Thank LarryKWhite
Reviewed 5 days ago

Austin Texas great strides maintaining and improving Town Lake and it's many trails. How many bridges and walkways, one can do a little or a lot of walking / hiking / running if desired. Great for people watching too and usually very safe. But one...More

Thank Gwalden11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like to walk / run stroll this 4 mile or shorter round the lake is for you. Start at Stevie Ray Vaughn statue, then west and across lake on Ped / bike bridge(so nice) then all the way east under soco and then...More

Thank Stevey1631
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked a lot of the trail that winds along both sides of the "lake" (actually just a section of the river), and there are art installations, spots to enjoy the river, and lots of turtles! Renting a kayak, we paddled up and down, under...More

Thank 995varinaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel to most major cities and get time to bike and hike around to get a feel for the local scene. Austin city parks are by far the nicest parks I have ever used. The bike/hike trails are all well groomed and wide enough...More

Thank Pete A
Reviewed 22 October 2017

There is a great running/walking trail along the entire lake. It's just perfect. Whenever I'm in town I never miss going there.

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I visited Austin last weekend and this was the second time I rented a paddle board and enjoyed Lady Bird Lake..So fun and a great way to see the cityscape of Austin in a different view. Lake is pretty calm and feels great with that...More

Thank Yougotmeatvacation
Reviewed 26 September 2017

It's in the heart of Austin. A big public park along the Colorado river, with the view of the Austin sky line, a part next to the water is a nature preserves, a gazebo where you can sit under en enjoy the river or the...More

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 7 September 2017

There is a beautiful trail around the lake that is perfect for getting your steps in. We usually do the 3.5 mile loop, but you can adjust your walk/run by which bridge you take.

Thank CyndeeLouwhoo
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Amazing place. Take a bird's eye-view and you will agree, It's a little Rhineland of Europe, in Texas. Beautiful blue water, red color terracotta tiled roofs (well a lot of them), boat bays, unpolluted air. Never mind the summer's heat.

Thank bajwa2u
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11 July 2017|
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Response from Anna M | Reviewed this property |
For swimming, definitely check out Barton Springs or Deep Eddy. I know paddleboarding is popular on Town Lake, and you can find rentals for paddleboards and kayaks.
Nina D
12 February 2016|
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Response from dl621 | Reviewed this property |
Parking - Lots of it! Just depends on where you are staying or arriving along the 10 mile hike & bike trail around the lake. If east of IH-35, we suggest you Google the Austin Hostel and park near the lake on the south side... More
Jeanne H
24 June 2015|
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Response from mrsmercado2002 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend the Hyatt on Town Lake. It is a nice place to stay. And yes, there are great fireworks!!