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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 weeks ago

There is a beautiful trail around the lake that is perfect for getting your steps in. We usually do the 3.5 mile loop, but you can adjust your walk/run by which bridge you take.

Thank CyndeeLouwhoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place. Take a bird's eye-view and you will agree, It's a little Rhineland of Europe, in Texas. Beautiful blue water, red color terracotta tiled roofs (well a lot of them), boat bays, unpolluted air. Never mind the summer's heat.

Thank bajwa2u
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A must for any local or visitor. Walk, run, and bike ride trails. Water and nature. What else can you ask for. Just stay out of the triple digits heat in the summer.

Thank ffmer1
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I am a fan of town lake for walking and running. FYI, the Rock is a great location to meet up with someone or just a relatively great place to stop and start for your solo run/walk. There is plenty of parking by Austin High...More

Thank Apanda8
Reviewed 13 August 2017

really is an amazing lake...has survived huge floods and the wipeout of the dam, the abuse of raw early Austin, ...and has a new life as the great liquid viewscape in and through the City

Thank texastraveller77
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A nice place for relaxing, jogging.. picnic place, walking, or just sit and watch the DOWNTOWN skyscrapers.

Thank justtravel23
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Love love this place. Rented two kayaks (double/triple) and kayaked up and down Town Lake. Even my 4-year loved it!

Thank CRFowler5
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Enjoy a quiet morning with a jog or just a walk to enjoy nature - watch getting the kayaks ready for the day or the swans gliding around looking for a meal. The cyclists and serious runners are out and about so know the rules...More

Thank A1plusAustinTexas
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Austin is wonderful for many reasons, but this is the best part. New boardwalk, east of the Congress bridge is so cool. Great any time of the day. Go Walk or Run and watch out for the bikes!

Thank thefirtrader
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This "lake" is really a wide place in the Colorado River. You can boat or partake of a number of water sports, but make sure it's open for that since there are times of the year when the lake is closed to water craft.

Thank Helen V
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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!!