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Emma Long Metropolitan Park

1600 City Park Road, Austin, TX 78730
+1 512-346-1831
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Dogs and birds at Turkey Creek Trail

So glad to see so many nature enthusiasts enjoying this great place. By 9:30 on a Sunday morning in... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Mamitxoh
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Houston, Texas
Crowded camping trip

We camped here over Easter weekend. We reserved two sites. On Friday the campground was extremely... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Liza S
,
Austin, Texas
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This park sits at the edge of Lake Austin and features a beautiful beach, volleyball nets and plenty of lounging spots.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“turkey creek” (7 reviews)
“trail head” (2 reviews)
“leash” (7 reviews)
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1600 City Park Road, Austin, TX 78730
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

So glad to see so many nature enthusiasts enjoying this great place. By 9:30 on a Sunday morning in July (just before the Tuesday 7/4 holiday), it was already hot and surprisingly humid, and the parking lot was full and cars were overflowing onto the...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We camped here over Easter weekend. We reserved two sites. On Friday the campground was extremely crowded with over booked sites. We ended up having to put all of our friends (8 total) on one site, because other campers were on half of the second...More

1  Thank Liza S
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

A great place to hike & talk! Not too terribly difficult, so it's a nice leisurely hike. Dogs can run loose & the stream is nice to wade through to wash your feet off if you're like me & always wearing Chacos :) Definitely recommend!

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

What I love about this place is that the river is right there and anyone is able to jump in! Coming here with family or friends is what made me love this spot, highly recommend anyone trying to just come or camp to come here.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

We were out for a drive to see some of Austin. Decided to check out Emma Long Park. It is a long drive through some scrub land, then when you get to the "entrance" after about 4 miles you find out you have to pay...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is a fine place to get a way for a day trip. A big man made lake with fishing allowed. A nice relaxing time by a lake. Very pleasant setting.

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Very nice park, great for family gatherings or just a quick couple get away,$10 fee to enter,restrooms with showers and open air changing rooms.Built in grills/BBQ pits,sand volleyball,closed in beach swim area with to lighted piers(no life guards). Lots of ski boats & jet ski's...More

1  Thank DKinaustin
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Sunday July 3, and thought we were arriving early at 9:30. False. Took an hour to get into the park. Still we were able to park our truck and trailer. We set up camp to the left of the boat ramp and had plenty...More

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

As I see some others have mentioned, there are mostly dog walkers on this trail, or have been the two times I have been on it. However, everyone seemed to get along and have their dogs under control if off leash. The trail itself was...More

1  Thank Lovtorun
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

We visited the Turkey Creek Trail in the Emma Long Park because it's dog friendly -- so much so that dogs are allowed off leash. So if you bring your dog, be sure he/she is friendly and not aggressive to humans or other dogs as...More

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Michelle G
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Response from Rebeski | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There were TONS of dogs there & water for them to play in :) there are several signs asking you to pick up their poop & I still stepped in it right at the beginning, so please do that for the sake of other people's... More
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