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Emma Long Metropolitan Park

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Water, Squirrels, Deer and more!

Emma Long Metropolitan Park is my HOME PARK... I live about 3 miles from it and it's where we put... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Gwynn C
Austin, United States
Beautiful camping spot but rules not enforced

We spent two nights RV camping at the utility sites at Emma Long Metropolitan Park. The camping... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Liz H
Austin, Texas
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This park sits at the edge of Lake Austin and features a beautiful beach, volleyball nets and plenty of lounging spots.
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1600 City Park Road, Austin, TX 78730
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Emma Long Metropolitan Park is my HOME PARK... I live about 3 miles from it and it's where we put in our boat. Plenty of room to maneuver your boat & trailer, one tree that you can fight to park under with the rest of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gwynn C
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We camped at Emma Long this weekend. Pros: 1. Sites are cheap, and some of them are beautiful. It's worth scoping them out before you book, though, because there's a fair amount of diversity in setting, amperage, etc. 2. Great setting, with gently sloping lake...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AthensNikita
Reviewed 17 June 2018

While the (free) hiking trails are a lovely escape just minutes from downtown Austin, the (paid) park grounds are quickly going downhill. I have camped there twice in the last month with 2 different Scout groups and I was embarrassed both times by the vulgar...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank KLanicek
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We spent two nights RV camping at the utility sites at Emma Long Metropolitan Park. The camping area is beautiful. We were in a waterfront site and there was so much to watch, boats, jet ski's, people fishing. The sites were quite short but they...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Liz H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

So glad to see so many nature enthusiasts enjoying this great place. By 9:30 on a Sunday morning in July (just before the Tuesday 7/4 holiday), it was already hot and surprisingly humid, and the parking lot was full and cars were overflowing onto the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Mamitxoh
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We camped here over Easter weekend. We reserved two sites. On Friday the campground was extremely crowded with over booked sites. We ended up having to put all of our friends (8 total) on one site, because other campers were on half of the second...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Liza S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A great place to hike & talk! Not too terribly difficult, so it's a nice leisurely hike. Dogs can run loose & the stream is nice to wade through to wash your feet off if you're like me & always wearing Chacos :) Definitely recommend!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Rebeski
Reviewed 3 April 2017

What I love about this place is that the river is right there and anyone is able to jump in! Coming here with family or friends is what made me love this spot, highly recommend anyone trying to just come or camp to come here.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank David G
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were out for a drive to see some of Austin. Decided to check out Emma Long Park. It is a long drive through some scrub land, then when you get to the "entrance" after about 4 miles you find out you have to pay...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank DiverScientist
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a fine place to get a way for a day trip. A big man made lake with fishing allowed. A nice relaxing time by a lake. Very pleasant setting.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Joel M
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Response from AthensNikita | Reviewed this property |
Often, but not in late summer this year -- burn ban. All the grills were bagged and taped.