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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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Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-974-6700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had a good lookout, if it is a hot day you would not find shades to chill a bit so you would not have much time to spend there.

Thank Ibo1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Austin and want some exercise after visiting our great restaurants and bars, the best place to see how our fitness loving residents is Town Lake. It is beautiful and in the middle of town.

Thank mr_larry_smith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’m a local in Austin and I row on Town Lake a few times a week- but you can also rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, or sit on the bank and watch the people (and bats) go by, or take a hike on the...More

Thank THvacation
Reviewed August 8, 2018

It was fun, but we really wanted to fish and it was not happening. Beautiful to be in and around it.

Thank ChristinaPGL
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Town Lake, now known as Lady Bird Lake, has a beautiful path to hike or bike on. You can take your dog-on-leash with you. You can rent bikes and kayaks along your hike, or just enjoying footing it.

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Beautiful homes sit beside the water, a soft cool breeze comes off the lake, and there are all sorts of boats everywhere. It looks like a great place to have a good time!

Thank Curtis B
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Bat tour was fun! The water in the lake under Congress street bridge, not so much. Water quality aside, the parks and paths along the lake are inviting. I recommend getting a kayak or canoe and paddling the lake.

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Most people who see Town Lake for the first time , say "Lake?) It looks like a river. Lots of very expensive homes and a great view from Mt. Bonnel. Take a boat cruise to see the homes.

Thank Nancy-Jane G
Reviewed June 29, 2018

this is a hidden gem in downtown austin. Come and enjoy the lake like many others, Paddle board and enjoy the water. Great relaxing place. Go for a hike and then cool off. a must visit

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

The trail could not be better. I love the granite trail, the restrooms and water fountains along the way and the people viewing. It is great, you must go.

Thank GStroud
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Melanie R
August 18, 2018|
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I would recommend el Tesoro (peruvian food) and Bangkok Orchid, I tried both and had a good experience with the food. Tasty and clean environment.
July 10, 2017|
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Response from Stephanie H | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely NOT swim in Town Lake. Research water quality for that particular lake. Paddling was okay, incidental contact with the water was ok. ( I suck at kayaking and wore a bunch of the lake home) But I went... More
Nina D
February 12, 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