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Town Lake

Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
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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.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Austin is wonderful for many reasons, but this is the best part. New boardwalk, east of the Congress bridge is so cool. Great any time of the day. Go Walk or Run and watch out for the bikes!

Thank thefirtrader
Reviewed 1 week ago

This "lake" is really a wide place in the Colorado River. You can boat or partake of a number of water sports, but make sure it's open for that since there are times of the year when the lake is closed to water craft.

Thank Helen V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy the ecletic mix of people in Austin and this is a good example of Austin at it's finest, bring the dog and stroll along!

Thank Capricetx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place to be in Austin. It's cooler here, and there is so much to do. On land you can run, walk, or bike, and on the lake you can SUP, kayak, canoe, etc. We recommend it!

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park generally borders the lake and provides a view of the lake on one side and the city on the other. In some areas the 'city ' view is forested parkland and in others the view is park land and city views across the...More

Thank Arthur W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in Austin, but have lived in California for almost 30 years. The hike and bike trail has always had a special place in my heart then and now. When ever I visit my family in Austin, I always make time to exercise...More

1  Thank Bernadette T
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The trails surrounding Town Lake are always full of people walking, running, biking, hiking, ETC. Like all of Austin it's a dog friendly place and you'll see folks out waling or running with dogs of all types.

Thank Gary T
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Make Town Lake the place for a picnic by the water or walk. You decide how long and where to start. For parking, I recommend you go to the North side of the lake, Rainey area, or along Robert Hernandez Street, by Fiesta Gardens. Parking...More

1  Thank IndySevenSeas
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Town Lake (aka Lady Bird Lake) is actually an impoundment of the Colorado River and is largely level-controlled by dams at each end. It is operated as part of a flood control system by the Lower Colorado River Authority and flows under the Congress Avenue...More

Thank Barrett A
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I enjoyed the new boardwalk, but parking is difficult. It's good to go with someone who has inside information on good access points.

Thank Anna M
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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!!