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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)
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Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
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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
"great trails"
in 5 reviews
"both sides"
in 12 reviews
"downtown austin"
in 22 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 13 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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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Town lake has an excellent walking trail around it's shores, which is an excellent location for some exercise, especially for travellers/tourists, where you can loosen up, and take in the excellent vista of downtown. Glad we did the circumnavigating walk.

Thank Brian F
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This place is amazing to get rid of the stress, amazing view of the lake and wonderful environment to walk and breath. if you love nature and don't miss this place.

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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
12 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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