There’s a multitude fun experiences that await on Lake Travis! From boating to camping, dining with sunset views, and even ziplining — we’ve gathered a list below of activities that you can enjoy on this enormous lake (it’s 63.75 miles long to be exact). Check out our top picks below for Things to Do on Lake Travis, from relaxing to adrenaline-filled adventures…
— Go Camping at Pace Bend Park
2011 Pace Bend Rd.
The silent oasis of Pace Bend Park is only 37 miles away, with about around an hour drive. In far western Travis County tucked into the Texas Hill Country, the park offers 9 miles of Lake Travis shoreline. The warm sunrises and sunsets over the lake color the sky with pastel shades. With rocky limestone cliffs and a number of rocky coves, there is definitely a wide range of recreation opportunities to be fully explored. The primitive camping comes complete with picnic tables, barbecue grills, fire rings, and seclusion, thanks to the trees. Pick your poison and choose your own adventure. As long as you’re respectful of the environment, there’s no wrong way to enjoy your time at Pace Bend Park.
— Zipline Across Lake Travis
14529 Pocohontas Trail
Zipping across incredible Canyons and the beautiful Lake Travis, this adrenaline-filled activity offers unmatched thrills and chills. Lake Travis Zipline Adventures provides the “Adventure of a Lifetime” with an active outdoor experience that is fun for all ages. With 5 different ziplines (including the fastest and longest ziplines in Texas) and incredible views of the lake and the Texas Hill Country, this is an opportunity that you don’t want to pass up!
— Hike Along the River Place Nature Trail
8820 Big View Drive
Want to become one with nature? A calming hike along the River Place Nature Trail might be your ticket to that experience. With several paths and different types of terrain to choose from, the River Place Nature Trail has something for everyone. Follow the Fern Trail for breathtaking views of waterfalls, the Canyons Trail for cool pools of water, and the Panther Hollow Trail for an adventurous change in elevation. Read more about hiking this trail with kids…
— Play at Beachside Billy’s
16107 FM 2769
Beachside Billy’s offers a wide range of kid-friendly and exciting activities, including a pirate-themed play area, a fun obstacle course, a thrilling water-ride, and more. The older guests are nowhere near forgotten, as the water park offers an adult only pool with a swim-up tiki bar. Read about our experience at this water park…
— Relax at the Lakeway Resort and Spa
101 Lakeway Drive
For a fun family getaway on Lake Travis, what could be better than the Lakeway Resort and Spa? Perched above the shimmering waters, the Lakeway Resort and Spa offers relaxation and tranquility with a full-service spa, three large swimming pools, a swim-up bar, and a variety of recreational amenities to keep the entire family entertained. So, take some time for yourself and enjoy a vacationer’s paradise. Read about why we think this is a great spot for a family staycation…
— Rent a Boat and Cruise the Water
16107-B FM 2769
Experiencing the clear, calming waters of Lake Travis from a boat. Cruise in style on Lake Travis on a luxurious charter, a party boat for a big group, or a small powerboat for the family. There’s many boat rentals to choose from such as VIP Marina, a rental facility owned and operated by Austin local, Austin Cameron. With a variety of options and a friendly, helpful staff, VIP Marina will be sure to make your boat rental experience a pleasant one.
— Enjoy Shopping, Dining and Views from The Oasis
6550 Comanche Trail
The Oasis is a 30,000 square foot restaurant (yep, you read that right!) that provides astonishingly breathtaking views of Lake Travis for that perfect Instagram opportunity. The venue is so large that it’s actually nicknamed The Sunset Capital of Texas, and for good reason. The sunset against the brightly colored umbrellas of The Oasis is nothing short of magnificent and not to be missed. Beyond the original restaurant, this complex is also home to many restaurants and shops, including the Oasis Texas Brewing Company on the third floor where you can enjoy various flights of their craft beers, snack on some great pub food, listen to live music, play a few rounds of corn hole, relax around their rooftop fire, and of course – enjoy a beautiful Lake Travis sunset.
— Explore Parks
The Lower Colorado River Authority and Travis County Parks operate 15 parks on the lake. Several offer campgrounds, beaches, picnic areas, boat ramps and great spots for fishing. (Entrance and/or launch fees are charged at some parks). You can click here to visit the Texas Parks & Wildlife website for a wonderful chart & map overview of all the parks and their facilities.
Enjoy your time on the lake!