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Emma Long Metropolitan Park

1600 City Park Road, Austin, TX 78730
+1 512-346-1831
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Great hiking trails. Awful for camping, though

While the (free) hiking trails are a lovely escape just minutes from downtown Austin, the (paid... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim L
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Austin, Texas
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 4 weeks ago
Liz H
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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“turkey creek” (7 reviews)
“trail head” (2 reviews)
“leash” (7 reviews)
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1600 City Park Road, Austin, TX 78730
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Kim L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Liz H
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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

1  Thank Mamitxoh
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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

1  Thank Liza S
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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!

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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.

Thank David G
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Reviewed 29 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

1  Thank DiverScientist
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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.

Thank daddymo2
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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...More

2  Thank DKinaustin
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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...More

Thank Andrew S
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