Top Fun Things to do at Lake Travis 2016

Lake Travis is such a fun area to live, hang out, and reconnect with your family.  The lake is actually starting to reach full capacity due to its popularity and endless opportunity for fun. It’s the perfect time to visit for a day on the water since the lake’s water level is at the prime levels for boating and swimming.

Most people camp out and enjoy the beach, pack a picnic and make it a fishing day, or use the boat ramps for a day on the water. You’ll want to check out fun restaurants like The Oasis or try something new like zip-lining with Lake Travis ZIpline Adventures. Whatever the mood is, you’ll have plenty of options when you visit Lake Travis. Take a look at the most popular things to do at Lake Travis for all ages.

Enjoy the water

There is plenty of opportunity on the water, with swimming, boating, and scuba diving being popular options. Check out Windy Point Park, a short drive from Austin, to swim, scuba dive, rent sailboats, and even camp overnight. You’ll love the natural grass lawn with large shade trees while you overlook the waterfront views.

You can also enjoy windsurfing and kayaking over at Bob Wentz Park. It’s a favorite spot at Lake Travis being just 30 minutes from Austin. Go swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, or sailing while enjoying a picnic and just $10 admission per car. You can even check out the clothing-optional Hippie Hollow.

When you have kids to entertain, you might want to check out Volente Beach Water Park where you can enjoy the sandy beach, a pirate boat, a wading area for kids, and waterslides. You can even rent watercrafts here.

Favorite dining

You’re going to get hungry while visiting Lake Travis so you’ll want to visit none other than The Oasis. This is the largest outdoor restaurant in the state of Texas. It offers some of the best sunset views since it’s located on a cliff about 450 feet above the lake. You’ll find multiple dining decks available making it easy to get all kinds of options for dining. You’ll love looking at Lake Travis while enjoying a meal and live music. Try the nachos, salads, and margaritas at this Mexican restaurant open every day.

Do something unique

If you’re looking for some adventure, try zip-lining while overlooking Lake Travis and Texas Hill Country. You’ll love that you get to look at the views while waiting for your turn to glide along the 250 to 2,800 feet long zipline range. You’ll have a professional guide to assist you for this thrilling experience.

Go Camping

Go camping around Lake Travis at hundreds of primitive campsites. There are 20 that have been improved with water, electrical hookups, and showers. Make a reservation and you’ll be camping at the highly desirable area where you’ll get to barbeque, picnic, and enjoy a campfire by the beautiful lake.

Go to Pace Bend Park if you want more summer thrills. This 9 mile stretch of park by the shoreline of Lake Travis features some of the most exciting activities including cliff jumping. Since the area features  high, limestone cliffs and rocky coves, it makes cliff jumping at Paleface really exciting.

Whether you want to play, swim, or boat, you’ll find that there is something for every mood at Lake Travis. Grab a great meal on the water, take a zip line adventure, or go camping with the family where you’ll have access to parks with all kinds of recreation. Lake Travis really has it going on.

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