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Emma Long Metropolitan Park

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Address: 1600 City Park Road, Austin, TX 78730
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+1 512-346-1831
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00

This park sits at the edge of Lake Austin and features a beautiful beach,...

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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Wooded Trail Hike

As I see some others have mentioned, there are mostly dog walkers on this trail, or have been the two times I have been on it. However, everyone seemed to get along and have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 February 2016
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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Very nice park, great for family gatherings or just a quick couple get away,$10 fee to enter,restrooms with showers and open air changing rooms.Built in grills/BBQ pits,sand volleyball,closed in beach swim area with to lighted piers(no life guards). Lots of ski boats & jet ski's going by,like every 5 minutes. Lots of large shade trees,RV camping at the very end... More 

1 Thank DKinaustin
Bay City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Sunday July 3, and thought we were arriving early at 9:30. False. Took an hour to get into the park. Still we were able to park our truck and trailer. We set up camp to the left of the boat ramp and had plenty of shade not long after 10:30 they quit letting people in. The park was really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

As I see some others have mentioned, there are mostly dog walkers on this trail, or have been the two times I have been on it. However, everyone seemed to get along and have their dogs under control if off leash. The trail itself was nice terrain with some elevation, a number of stream crossings and lots of trees. I... More 

1 Thank Lovtorun
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We visited the Turkey Creek Trail in the Emma Long Park because it's dog friendly -- so much so that dogs are allowed off leash. So if you bring your dog, be sure he/she is friendly and not aggressive to humans or other dogs as you'll encounter a lot of people and dogs. A lot of the trail involves water... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

When you turn off FM 2222 on to City Park Road, be prepared to go over lots of hills and curves as you head towards Emma Long Park. The park itself is a large flat area on the shores of the Colorado River with plenty of space for camping (whether via tent or tailgate). A $10 admission fee gives you... More 

2 Thank Dave M
Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

We used the Emma Long boat ramp over the July 4th weekend this year. It's a good ways down a winding one lane road. Entrance 'gate' is pay with credit cards or coins only at PayStation machine. Boat ramp area is gravel, unpaved. Two boat ramps are one lane on separate ends of parking area. One dock near each ramp... More 

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Spicewood, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Think hot summer. What do you need? How about cypress trees and cold clear lake water. That is Emma Long park. It is a little bit of a drive out to the park, at least I thought so when I was going there in the 60's and 70's, but now Austin had grown so much it just seems normal. The... More 

2 Thank Spacwood
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

I found this place when searching for places to stay near Austin Board of Realtors. This is a neat park right on Lake Austin and has a boat ramp, and RV spots. They don't take ANY KIND of reservation so show up on a Wed or even late Sunday as the park clears out. I have stayed here several times... More 

1 Thank Jerry7111
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Pretty, easy 3 mile loop at Turkey Creek before you get to the park. Great for dogs, off-leash, especially when there is water flowing (but the drought has made water a rarer thing). Really pretty in springtime.

1 Thank CharlieinTexas

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