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Not a Rec Area for Everyone

This recreation area is fairly close to Marble Falls, TX where we were staying. We took the drive... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2017
Dave N
Pretty Place on the River, No facilities

Pretty place on the Colorado River. Owned by Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Unattended... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2015
Marble Falls, Texas
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May 25, 2018
“Hiking trip”
Apr 25, 2017
“Not a Rec Area for Everyone”
Shaffer Bend Recreation Area, with 523 acres, is one of LCRA's largest recreation areas on Lake Travis. The terrain, ranging from bottomlands to bluffs and hills, makes for good hiking. The undeveloped recreation area is good for camping, but...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
706 County Road 343a, Marble Falls, TX 78654-3530
+1 512-473-3366
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

We loved hiking here but the lake view trail was knee deep in weeds but all other trails were great, spent 2 hrs hiking, some trails are pretty rough, very rustic surroundings and view of the river is great. Bathroom facilities only at entrance and...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2017

This recreation area is fairly close to Marble Falls, TX where we were staying. We took the drive to visit Shaffer Bend. It was a bit off the highway, and not a lot to see upon arrival. However, if you're looking for peace and quiet,...More

3  Thank Dave N
Reviewed July 5, 2016

We stayed in site 10 for July 4th weekend. We were located about 30 yards from Lake Travis. This is an excellent little camp site with beautiful scenery and active waters(Boats and swimmers) This is one of the best located camp sites I have found,...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2015

Pretty place on the Colorado River. Owned by Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Unattended area. You fill out an envelope and pay by the car load. The road down to the river is paved most of the way. There are restrooms at the entrance area,...More

3  Thank OWL78654
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Unattractive area, unwelcoming entrance attendants, no amenities, nothing to do. Not sure why this place exists.

4  Thank Virginia A
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