Will Taylor

Austinite for 29 years, owner and publisher of LakeTravis.com, street photographer, cyclist and amateur mountaineer. Splits time between homes in Austin and Crested Butte, Colorado.

Just northwest of Austin’s is Texas’s most visited lake, Lake Travis. This lake is BIG folks.  It’s 63.75 miles long, has over 271 miles of shoreline and its maximum width is 4.5 miles. Lake Travis is THE most visited freshwater recreational vacation destination in the state. It’s limestone bottom results in it’s unique crystal clear…

Is it safe to swim in Lake Travis ? The short answer is YES, by exercising common sense swimming safety. Hundreds of thousands of people swim annually in Lake Travis. Lake Travis is one of Texas’ largest lakes and the state’s most visited. Boat traffic on the water can be very high during peak season,…

Looking for a day of fun on Lake Travis ? Try out one of the great kayak and SUP rental companies on the lake. Lake Travis offers single, double and paddle kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, sailing dingys and deliver-to-your-site options. You’ll get up close and personal with the water and get some great exercise in…

Austin’s Lake Travis is the most visited freshwater lake in the state of Texas. It’s a mecca for water sports, lakeside dining and live music. Check out our best Lake Travis lakeside restaurants. All have great lake views, most are accessible by boat. Take the challenge. Fire up your boat and do the Lake Travis…

We’ve looked at our site analytics. We’ve found the Top things to do on Lake Travis ranked by pageviews. We’ve said it before, Lake Travis is a BIG lake. It’s 63.75 miles long, has over 271 miles of shoreline. It’s also the the most commercially active reservoir in the state. It’s crystal clear blue waters,…

Beginning July 2021…You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat Tickets now available while they last for Jaws 2021 (see below) Yes it’s back. The summer’s most sought after movie event returns for it’s 6th year (after a COVID break in 2020). JAWS ON THE WATER returns to The Volente Beach Resort and Beachside Billy’s on the…

Come visit the best Lake Travis distillers of spirits. Texas’ most beautiful lake, and the aesthetic surrounding hill country are home to some of Austin’s best spirit distilleries. Not only are these facilities commercial spirit producers but wonderful Hill Country escapes with tours, events, live music and good times. Iron Wolf Ranch and Distillery Iron…

Here are the best parks on Lake Travis. There are 17 parks on Lake Travis. The parks are operated by the Lower Colorado River Authority, Travis County Parks, and private park owners. Several of these parks provide campgrounds, beaches, picnic areas, boat ramps and opportunities for shoreline fishing. Entrance and/or launch fees are charged at…

Here’s our list of the Best Lake Travis Party Barges. Lake Travis has THE BIGGEST fleet of Party Barges in the state. No better way to enjoy the pristine waters than a ride out to Starnes Island with 50 of your closest friends. Premier Party Cruises Premier Party Cruises is home to some of the…

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