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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lady bird lake” (55 reviews)
“paddle boarding” (13 reviews)
“water craft” (4 reviews)
Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-974-6700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to go on weekends or take guests. There are trails that circle around Ladybird Lake that are family and pet friendly-- dirt path, even trail. Watersports are available such as stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing. A great place...More

Thank travelcurrent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time here, two friends doing kayaking and enjoying the pleasantry of the lake.Its dividing the City.Excellent and must visit while in Austin.

Thank Abu T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Austin's Town Lake is a great spot for water sports, great food and great company. Such a relaxed atmosphere everywhere, with everyone there just for fun.

Thank Well_travelled_imp
Reviewed 10 December 2017

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 6 December 2017

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 December 2017 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

1  Thank Stevey1631
Reviewed 16 November 2017

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 14 November 2017

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 26 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
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10 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!!