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A favorite, for sure

Pace Bend is one of our favorite parks on Lake Travis. There is a boat ramp (maybe two?), camping... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Austin, Texas
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Good access to water.

This park is huge and has a lot of ground to cover. Lots of primitive sites next to the water. My... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Eunbit H
Killeen, Texas, United States
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2011 Pace Bend Park Road, Lago Vista, TX
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Pace Bend was a nice drive, although pretty hot during the summer. I visited on Labor Day and as expected it was pretty busy around the swimming coves. This would be a great place for camping and climbing on the rock cliffs during the cooler...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Pace Bend Park is a beautiful place with plenty of hiking trails, scenic views, camping area with a few amenities, primitive camping and RV camping. Whether it’s a day or a week, you will enjoy yourself here. Fishing, swimming, hiking or just sitting back and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing day at the lake with the family. We saw a family camping who brought their four horses with them. We went on a Friday and not many people were there. You can bring your boat, jet skies, kayaks and fishing gear. The water was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alejandra F
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Have been going here for over forty years (since about 1974 or so). Then it was Paleface Park and was much more primitive and secluded. Only a couple of ranches across the river; no lights at night; RR 620 from IH 35 @ Round Rock...More

Date of experience: September 2017
17  Thank docwhiteaustin
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Pace Bend is one of our favorite parks on Lake Travis. There is a boat ramp (maybe two?), camping areas, picnic tables, and both shalliw & deep areas for swimming. There are also multiple areas for cliff jumping (mostly on the west side, with one...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank MyZiggyMan
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This park is huge and has a lot of ground to cover. Lots of primitive sites next to the water. My boyfriend and I brought our bikes and we ride around the park in about an hour on the road. Not the most off road...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Eunbit H
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Improved camping,wife and I in our late 40's,2 small dogs,no alcohol or music.There was no disturbance other than 5 checking "permit" visits while tactically aproaching this atrocity of people trying to enjoy themselves.All in all-Go prepaired for unwarrented harrasment.Questioning permits they issuded?we brought 2 vehicles-$40...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank mmtnowlin
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

So beautiful! The water is refreshing and the park is very clean. There are places for RVs as well as camping.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Jasmine T
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I camped here for a few days with some friends (hammock camping) over the recent Independence Day weekend. This place is definitely one of the best camping places around Austin. There are hundreds of primitive sites, so finding somewhere to sleep can be done even...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Brent W
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We wanted to go see Hamilton Pool Reserve so I called the Parks offices and they said since they were full I would have to stay at Pace Bend Park at the primitive camping sites. They did not tell me that Hamilton Pool Reserve requires...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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13 March 2018|
Response from MCaughey1 |
Solar showers are great! Pick one up at any sporting goods retailer. Just get away from the water before lathering up.
Skylar S
31 January 2018|
Response from MCaughey1 |
I was just out there last month. No reservations required, but beware, summer weekends and holidays can get crowded.
Daniel H
28 November 2017|
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Response from Brent W | Reviewed this property |
I've been there when they do, and also when they only allow charcoal fires. Depends on the fire danger level. I wouldn't build anything big there though at any time, given the dry climate.