Lake Travis is a manmade lake, like almost all lakes in Texas. The largest of the 7 Highland Lakes and Colorado River reservoirs, Lake Travis was built specifically to contain floodwaters, but is great for fishing and is a popular recreational destination for Austinites and tourists alike. Lake Travis is one of the most heavily used Texas lakes for recreational activities including boating, skiing, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, picnicking, camping and zip lining.
A hot Texas day and Lake Travis go together like beer and BBQ. The water temperature isn’t too cold nor too warm providing the ideal environment to take a dip or play some water sports. If you’re looking for a nice day out at the park there are over 10 parks surrounding Lake Travis including the only clothing optional public park in Texas, Hippie Hollow. The fun doesn’t stop there. If you’re looking for some food and drink after a hot day on the lake, Lake Travis is not short of some delicious options including the incredible views provided by the Oasis at Lake Travis, Angel’s Icehouse, The Gnarly Gar and The Lantern Bar & Grill.
With a variety of entertainment available from fishing and boating to a multitude of incredible public parks, Lake Travis is one of the premier entertainment destinations in Central Texas. Don’t take our word for it? Come and see for yourself.