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All reviews lady bird lake paddle boarding austin high school rent kayaks both sides downtown austin great trails hike and bike trail congress bridge nice walk barton springs canoeing exercise jog turtles stroll dam
This urban lake, a.k.a. Lady Bird Lake, is park land on, for the most part, both sides from just west of Mopac Blvd to just east I-35! There are a ton of recreational opportunities available, most notably to sit and relax, walk, and jog.
We’re staying around dripping springs mainly but
used the lake a good bit it was worth the drive
My son and cousins went on the water a lot and enjoyed all the fun
They we’re paddle boarding mainly and had their life jackets on etc...More
We bought a condo in Austin near Town lake..Restaurants,bars,coffee shops everything all together at this aria.You can have run,walk or any activity near the lake.You Can walk to downtown of Austin to see or for fun 6 Street.
I’m sure at some .20 years ago this was in late pristine clean river. Trust me. Only in Austin would they refer to this as a lake. It’s gross, nasty, filthy, and not even worth a boat ride. Personally, I would not even dip my...More
If you are visiting Austin and want some exercise after visiting our great restaurants and bars, the best place to see how our fitness loving residents is Town Lake. It is beautiful and in the middle of town.
I’m a local in Austin and I row on Town Lake a few times a week- but you can also rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, or sit on the bank and watch the people (and bats) go by, or take a hike on the...More
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I would definitely NOT swim in Town Lake. Research water quality for that particular lake. Paddling was okay, incidental contact with the water was ok. ( I suck at kayaking and wore a bunch of the lake home) But I went... More
I would definitely NOT swim in Town Lake. Research water quality for that particular lake. Paddling was okay, incidental contact with the water was ok. ( I suck at kayaking and wore a bunch of the lake home) But I went directly to the hotel and showered afterward.
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
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 along Lake Shore Blvd. A terrific coffee shop when you are done is Cenote on E. Cesar Chaves. If you are in or near downtown, you can park near The Long Center including in their parking garage or in open parking slots along Riverside there, too. Try Joe's Coffee on S. Congress afterward. If you arrive at Zilker Park, there are many parking lots in the park. Try Austin Java afterward on Barton Springs Road. If you arrive on the north side, Google Austin High School and look for parking nearby the school by the rowing dock. You can hit many places on that side for coffee back along Lamar Blvd.