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Things To Do On Lake Travis

Lake Travis, on the NW outskirts of Austin, TX is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy the outdoors in the Texas Hill Country. The scenic lake features some of the most spectacular truly Texas scenery. Lake Travis is one of a series of Lakes along the Lower Colorado River that meanders through Central Texas. Each dammed up section of the river is named as a lake, with Lake Travis being just one. Other lakes along the river in the Austin metro are Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake downriver.  There are plenty of Things to do on Lake Travis as it is the largest in the area and made for recreation. Enjoy a relaxing day or a day of adventure with boating, water sports, zip lining, parks, hiking trails, restaurants and more just waiting for you on Lake Travis!

ADVENTURES ON LAKE TRAVIS

Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures
14529 Pocohontas Trail Suite A Leander, TX 78641
Seasonal, check dates and hours. Enjoy a fun filled day on Lake Travis at Waterloo Adventures! You’ll take a boat ride to 1,000 feet of lakefront access called Adventure Land. Here you’ll have unlimited access to 4 water obstacles, lounges, tables, umbrellas, beach games, and hammocks. You also have 1 hour access to the 600 feet floating obstacle course. After you are done you can enjoy food, drinks, and relaxation at the lakeside Adventure Land.

Lake Travis Zipline
14529 Pocohontas Trail Suite A Leander, TX 78641
Feeling adventurous!? Head on over to Lake Travis Zipline Adventures where you can experience the Texas Hill Country in a new way. They have the longest and fastest ziplines in Texas zipping right over beautiful Lake Travis. You start off with a guided educational hike up to to the first zipline. After your adventures, you can relax at their private lakefront property for the rest of the day.

Volente Beach Resort and Water Park
16107 FM 2769, Leander, TX 78641
Seasonal, check dates and hours. Volente Beach Resort and Water Park is another good way to beat the summer heat. Enjoy a waterpark, pool, beach and lakeside dining. A wristband purchase is required for EVERYONE wanting to enjoy the beach, pools, and/or water slides. Children under 2 are admitted for free. Make a weekend of it and stay in one of their Beach Bungalows. Also, check out the interesting HISTORY of this lakeside getaway for the last 60 years!

Boat Rentals

There are many boat rental companies on Lake Travis where you can enjoy a fun day or half day on the lake stress free. Rent a party boat and bring the whole crew! You can also join a Boat Club if you want year round access to well maintained boats. Here are a few: 3 Amigos Boat Rentals, VIP Marina Lake Travis, Luxury Boat Rentals, Harborside Rentals, Float On Rentals.

PARKS ON LAKE TRAVIS

Windy Point Park
6506 Bob Wentz Park Road,
Austin, TX 78732

Bob Wentz Point Park
7144 Comanche Trail,
Austin, TX 78732

Hippy Hollow (Clothing Optional)
7000 Comanche Trail,
Austin, TX 78732

Tom Hughes Park
12714 Hughes Park Rd,
Austin, TX 78732

Mansfield Dam Park
4370 Mansfield Dam Park Rd,
Austin, TX 78732

Jessica Hollis Park
14100 Low Water Crossing Rd,
Austin, TX 78732

Fritz Hughes Park
3100 Fritz Hughes Park Rd,
Austin, TX 78732

Arkansas Bend Park
16900 Cherry Ln,
Lago Vista, TX 78645

DINING ON LAKE TRAVIS

Oasis Lake Travis

The Oasis at Lake Travis Restaurant
6550 Comanche Trail Austin TX, 78732
The Oasis location has brown into more than just a restaurant with a view. Over the last few decades it has changed and grown to now feature additional dining options, unique shopping experience and a brewery. This beautiful spot overlooking Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country is known as The Sunset Capital of Texas because most days of every year, hundreds of guests from all over the world come to see the breathtaking views and quite possibly one of the most spectacular sunsets they will see. Just as the sun hides behind the horizon, the Sunset Bell rings celebrating the end of another spectacular day on the lake. Another fun Oasis tradition are the Lovers Locks. Purchase a lock from the Oasis Gift Shop and lock it to the balcony the decks outside to make sure the memories you made during your visit never fade. If you snap an amazing picture while you are there, be sure to enter it in the Oasis Sunset Photo Contest! The Oasis also has several nice event spaces for private gatherings. This is one place you won’t want to miss if you are visiting Austin.

Oasis Texas Brewing Company
6550 Comanche Trail Austin TX, 78732
Located at the Oasis complex, next door to the Oasis Restaurant, the Oasis Texas Brewing Company offers the same spectacular views with an added bonus of craft brew and great food in addition to live music.

Crepeful
6550 Comanche Trail Austin TX, 78732
Located at the oasis complex, Crepeful is a unique treat after a meal or beer at The Oasis. Japanese crepes aren’t a new concept. They have been in existence since the late 1970s when the first shop opened in the Harajuku area. While crepes are of French origin and popular worldwide, the Japanese crepe stands out on its own due to its unusual way of being served. This fun, paper wrapped, cone-shaped treat is easy to enjoy while on the go! Follow them on Instagram to see some of these delectable treats, then run and get one!

Shack is 512
8714 Lime Creek Rd., Volente, TX 78641
Off the beaten path, this little hideaway is a local favorite. The scenic drive to get there is worth the trip in itself. Shack 512, located adjacent to Sandy Creek Marina, on the shore of scenic Lake Travis, offers American Southern cuisine in a relaxed, beautiful Hill Country setting. A casual, outdoor venue, Shack 512 offers spectacular panoramic views of Lake Travis and the surrounding hills. Accessible by land or by lake, we welcome boaters and have plenty public boat parking next to the Sandy Creek Yacht Club.

The Gnarly Gar
18200 Lakepoint Cove Point Venture, TX 78645
If you are visiting Lake Travis by boat, The Gnarly Gar is another dockside restaurant popular with boaters. Or you can take a scenic drive to Point Venture and enjoy by land. This floating restaurant features live music, a ship store and fuel dock.

Emerald Point Bar and Grill
5973 Hiline Rd, Austin, TX 78730
For boaters, pick up only available at this time.

SPAS & RESORTS ON LAKE TRAVIS

Lakeway Resort and Spa
101 Lakeway Dr  Lakeway  TX 78734
Lakeway Resort & Spa offers a variety of places to eat and drink, including our signature Southwestern eatery overlooking Lake Travis – TR Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge. We also offer a rustic lobby bar, and private dining, as well as room service. The Spa at Lakeway Resort is a luxurious day spa and offers services including skin treatments and body wraps, massages, facials, nail care and mani-pedis, and other rejuvenating therapies. Why not take a staycation? No flying, no driving and feel like you are far from home in a luxurious resort setting with amazing views.

Miraval Austin Spa and Resort
13500 FM2769, Austin, TX 78726
Set in 220 acres of protected forests, this upscale all-inclusive wellness resort is perched among the hills overlooking Lake Travis. Miraval’s natural sanctuary welcomes you to elevate your wellbeing with a daily schedule of wellness activities & spa services. The resort offers an elegant restaurant that serves locally-inspired dishes. Enjoy unique spa services then relax in a cozy lounge and at a poolside cocktail bar. The spa also offers wellness treatments and classes, plus two seasonal infinity pools. Cooking classes, horseback riding, an airport shuttle and a working farm are also included.