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Town Lake

Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I grew up in Austin, but have lived in California for almost 30 years. The hike and bike trail has always had a special place in my heart then and now. When ever I visit my family in Austin, I always make time to exercise...More

Thank Bernadette T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trails surrounding Town Lake are always full of people walking, running, biking, hiking, ETC. Like all of Austin it's a dog friendly place and you'll see folks out waling or running with dogs of all types.

Thank Gary T
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Make Town Lake the place for a picnic by the water or walk. You decide how long and where to start. For parking, I recommend you go to the North side of the lake, Rainey area, or along Robert Hernandez Street, by Fiesta Gardens. Parking...More

1  Thank IndySevenSeas
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Town Lake (aka Lady Bird Lake) is actually an impoundment of the Colorado River and is largely level-controlled by dams at each end. It is operated as part of a flood control system by the Lower Colorado River Authority and flows under the Congress Avenue...More

Thank Barrett A
Reviewed April 27, 2017

I enjoyed the new boardwalk, but parking is difficult. It's good to go with someone who has inside information on good access points.

Thank Anna M
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Town Lake is a focal point for Austin. This is where the hike and bike trails are. The botanical gardens are near as well as Zilker Park. It's a wonderful green space open to all.

1  Thank Sharmhaynes
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

The views of the lake are beautiful. I love to run in this park. It makes me feel one with nature. You could also walk or bike it. It would also be a good place for a picnic.

Thank Autumn M
Reviewed April 19, 2017

About ten miles of gorgeous lake and trails to bike, walk or run. Lots of water sports (kayak, canoe, etc.) going on in the lake. Beautiful view of downtown Austin. Wonderful place to jog. I will really miss it here.

Thank eyelovetotraveltwo
Reviewed April 16, 2017

A beautiful lake, lots of people here every day. Saturdays & Sundays are really busy with walkers & runners. Pet Friendly, there is even a place for your dogs to swim. A fitness pull up bar station in many places. Water fountains and toilets. Beautiful...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed April 15, 2017

We were in Austin for two weeks and either rode our bikes or ran around Town Lake. The trails are wide and well maintained. It is especially entertaining near the dog park on the south side between the Lamar and 1st St bridges. People throw...More

Thank John M
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Nina D
Where is nearest parking?
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
Jeanne H
Hi, what hotels are near there and are there fireworks on July 4th in the area? Thank you, Jeannne
June 24, 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!!