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Town Lake

Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-974-6700
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lady bird lake” (55 reviews)
“paddle boarding” (14 reviews)
“beautiful lake” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
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+1 512-974-6700
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"lady bird lake"
in 55 reviews
"paddle boarding"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful lake"
in 11 reviews
"austin high school"
in 6 reviews
"downtown austin"
in 23 reviews
"great trails"
in 5 reviews
"both sides"
in 12 reviews
"the congress"
in 20 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 5 reviews
"rent a kayak"
in 6 reviews
"hike and bike trail"
in 10 reviews
"dog park"
in 5 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 5 reviews
"barton springs"
in 10 reviews
"mount bonnell"
in 5 reviews
"canoeing"
in 18 reviews
"exercise"
in 28 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people who see Town Lake for the first time , say "Lake?) It looks like a river. Lots of very expensive homes and a great view from Mt. Bonnel. Take a boat cruise to see the homes.

Thank Nancy-Jane G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a hidden gem in downtown austin. Come and enjoy the lake like many others, Paddle board and enjoy the water. Great relaxing place. Go for a hike and then cool off. a must visit

Thank hpresas
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

The trail could not be better. I love the granite trail, the restrooms and water fountains along the way and the people viewing. It is great, you must go.

Thank GStroud
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

There are so many things to do in a 100-degree afternoon under the sun. The part of Columbia river is both well maintained and safe with the river cruisers.

Thank Hui L
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This lake is such a nice retreat right in the middle of town. From the great trails for walking, biking or strolling to the lazy canoeing, paddle boarding or kayaking...this is the place to get some exercise and enjoy the area in town. Definitely go...More

Thank IamLuving2Travel
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

I like the town lake best for its running trails, there are various distances and most of the tracks are under trees which is extremly valuable during the day and summertime. There are also other activites like rowing, boat tours etc. and of course the...More

Thank socrates-junior
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Great trails along the Colorado River in downtown Austin. Use one of the dedicated lots or Zilker Park to access the trails and enjoy a walk or run. The trails are always teeming with people.

Thank MDMensch
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

The lake was busy on our trip the amount of people enjoying the lake was amazing . The only thing was the smell of dog faeces at parts it was overwhelming .

Thank richJay
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

A friend and I went early to get our 10,000 steps in and exercise our two dogs as well. We started out on the Lakeside portion of this beautiful park and walked to Congress Street. Parking was easy to find and was a little quieter...More

Thank LisaG2010
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I walked down during my free time, while on a business trip. Nice diversion. I suggest taking a nice walk around the lake, if you have time. It's an easy walk. Wish I had time to take a kayak out. Maybe next time.

Thank J-from-Marysville
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krellm08
11 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.
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Nina D
13 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
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Jeanne H
25 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!!
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