Lake Travis is a huge artificially created water reservoir with the surface area of 30 square miles and a 270-mile shoreline, used for water supply and conservation, flood control, and recreation. There are plentiful commercial businesses along the shore of Lake Travis, making it an ultimately popular tourist destination.
With a limestone bottom and perfectly clear waters, it’s dazzlingly blue and beautiful! A good spot for strolling, enjoying the views, watching sunsets, and taking pictures for your Instagram.
There are plenty of designated swimming areas on Lake Travis. Make sure that you bathe only on the beaches where swimming is officially allowed, especially if you have little kids with you. Every beach has its own advantages and peculiarities. Choose the one you like most and enjoy your stay at the beautiful Lake Travis!
The Hippie Hollow Park Beach (nude beach)
Access and Parking
Since the size of the lake is enormous, there is no single point of access – there are hundreds of them. Parking conditions may vary as well but, in most cases, parking is not a problem. The lake is always open except for periods of flooding or drought.
On Lake Travis, there are numerous accommodation options. You can rent a room in a hotel / motel / guesthouse, or an apartment, or a cottage, or even a houseboat. If you travel in a motorhome, you can pay for a campsite in one of the RV parks around the lake. If you want to be closer to nature, it might be a good idea to stay in a tent campground. Information about certain lodging options is easy to find on the Internet.
Lake Travis is surrounded by many beautiful parks, where you can walk, hike, watch wildlife, picnic, grill, boat, engage in water sports, sunbathe, and swim. The water is fresh, crystal clear, and perfectly blue due to the limestone bottom.
There are abundant water equipment rentals all around the lake. You can choose from a variety of activities, such as jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, flyboarding, etc. On land, travelers enjoy many hiking and camping opportunities. Communing with nature on Lake Travis is going to be a soothing and revitalizing experience.
Apart from recreational activities on the water and in the parks, intensively commercialized Lake Travis offers such entertainment options, as shopping, cafes and restaurants, bars and pubs, bowling, brewery and vineyard tours, live music, waterparks, golf, and playground facilities for children.
If you’re looking for a professionally organized experience, you’re welcome to use services of some of the best tour operators, offering water and aerial tours, some good dining, and tasting.
- 35 minutes from Austin, TX
- 40 minutes from Lago Vista, TX
- 1 hour 40 minutes from San Antonio, TX
Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Lake Travis Beach which you can visit: