Bull Creek District Park Beach

Rocky beach
5500 Lakemoore Dr, Austin, TX 78731, USA
150 miles from Houston, TX
Cleanliness
Water quality
Crowded
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Overall
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Dogs must be leashed.

Do not sit on the ground – there may be fire ants around.

Water shoes are recommended.

Bull Creek District Park is a beautiful city park and one of the most popular access points to Bull Creek, an 11-mile tributary of the Colorado River running through some of the most scenic areas in the Austin region. The park is popular for such outdoor activities as fishing, hiking, picnicking, rock climbing, and swimming. The cool and clear Bull Creek offers a truly wonderful opportunity to refresh on a hot summer day in Texas. For sports enthusiasts, there are basketball and volleyball courts as well as good rock climbing opportunities on the large limestone ridges. The park is a great place for a quick and easy hike in Austin.

Location and Access

It’s a popular destination with easy access from Loop 360. The park features three different parking areas. Nevertheless, parking is often insufficient on weekends, so it’s better to arrive early in the morning. The open hours are from 5 a. m. to 10 p. m. daily and most of the time, the park isn’t crowded. Entrance is free.

Dog Policies

Bull Creek District Park has been a kind of an oasis for dog owners and their four-legged companions for quite a long time. Currently, the park rules allow dogs but on a leash only.

Amenities and Facilities

You can find public restrooms and water fountains next to the middle parking lot on Lakewood Drive. If you bring your own food, you can make use of the picnic tables for a family picnic. There are no grills for cooking, but anyway, it’s a great place for picnicking, since many oak trees provide sufficient shade, where you can hide from the unforgiving Texas sun.

Bull Creek

The creek is an excellent place to take a dip or just relax, listening to the running water. There are many shallow areas where you can easily cross the creek to get to the opposite bank, but overall, the water levels depend on the rainfall, so if you’re looking to a more enjoyable swim, come after rainfalls replenish the creek. In such periods, it’s wide and full, with abundant waterfalls. There are many rocks and slippery surfaces, so caution and water shoes are highly recommended.

Hiking and Wildlife

There are walking paths running through the park and offering good opportunities to relax, exercise, and enjoy the scenic views of Bull Creek. Overall, the area is non-commercialized and you can feel very close to nature. Flora and fauna are quite diverse; many colorful plants scatter delicious fragrance in the springtime. Birdwatching can become a rewarding experience.

Driving Time

  • 20 minutes from Austin, TX

  • 30 minutes from Georgetown, TX

  • 1 hour 30 minutes from San Antonio, TX

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Bull Creek District Park Beach which you can visit:

Beach reviewed by:
Angie
Photos from Google Maps
Bull Creek WatrefallsBull Creek District Park BeachRocky ShoreRocksPeople bathing in the creekBull Creek Drone Photo

Bull Creek District Park Beach videos

Bull Creek Bouldering - Frontside and Big Chief Boulders
A daring video of courageous men climbing up the Bull Creek boulders
Bull Creek
An amazing drone made video of the creek

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Austin, Texas 5500 Lakemoore Dr, Austin, TX 78731, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: July 20, 2019